I walked the circumference trail around Piestewa Peak. I walked the east side before the sun actually came up, then once the sun did come up, I was on the shady side of the mountain, then just 20 minutes or so back to the car on the east side at the end. I was worried about the heat, but didn't need to be, it was overcast and rained a little bit. By the time I got back to the car, there was not a single parking space in the entire park, cars were waiting at the entrance to get in.
The first time Suzanne and I hiked this trail, I thought it would be a fairly easy trail, just walking around the base of the mountain. Little did I know you have to hike halfway up the summit trail before it veers off around the back of the mountain. Then the trail goes over another stiff climb at the other end to come back over into the park again. The summit trail is my least favorite area of the park. It is so very crowded, and it is more of a staircase composed of rock and concrete than a trail. Once we can get off that trail and around to the backside, it is quiet and beautiful with gorgeous views of the city.
In other areas of randomness around our house, apparently Rachel has some rabbits. In her room. In our house. And I didn't know. I don't know how some things happen in our house. They just happen. (Rachel, just don't let any baby rabbits "happen"!)
And the girls went to the Chihuly exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. I think this is the last week it is in town and definitely worth getting out there.
School is ending this week and I'm looking forward to a relaxing few days. This week will include a three day weekend, High School graduation, a birthday party, an awards banquet, a dinner fundraiser put on by the Young Women, some long overdue projects around the house and I think some general sleeping in. It doesn't sound relaxing when I write it down, but I'm not in charge of anything except making dinner and a birthday cake for Dave. That's not so hard. (Except for the fact that I have never made a decent birthday cake in my life.) Any ideas for a good - and easy - birthday cake idea for someone who is a little challenged in the icing a cake department?