Fall began today and before welcoming the fall, I officially said goodbye to the summer by going to Willow Beach Marina in Arizona. After an extremely busy week topped with allergies and friends in town, I was exhausted and longing for a day of relaxation on the beach.
As we arrived to Willow Beach, we first visited the National Fish Hatchery System. From there, we were very pleasantly surprised by a bighorn sheep who shortly directed us to his “buddies” at the mountain. That was truly a Kodak moment.
From there, a short drive to the beach. By the way, a horrible beach! The water was COLD and looked dark, the bottom full of rocks and algae, no, no, no -- not my type of water. I never got to put my bathing suit on because I had no intention of getting wet in that water.
But the beauty of this beach is not in its water, it’s the surrounding beauty. If I wanted relaxation, I certainly got it. But it’s such a torture to be at a “beach” and not being able to get in the water. This time we had no swimming pool to compensate for the cold water. I was so tired from my busy week, that I just rested and delighted myself on the serenity of the water and beautiful geological area. That was much needed food for my body, soul and spirit. I think my timing to go to this “beach” was just perfect. Today, it was just what I needed. Any other day, I would’ve been bored to death. Unless you have a boat or like fishing, there’s nothing else to do.
Lunch was picnic style. Everyone brought something to share and we had a nice lunch.
Ok, I cannot say that it was a “fun” day at the beach, but I had a very enjoyable time at Willow Beach.
Spending a day with friends on the beach, the picnic lunch and being surrounded by beautiful scenery was an ideal way to end my summer. Welcome fall.
|Do you see what I see?|
|Ok, you stop staring at me now.|
|Hey, what are you doing now? I didn't mean to offend you.|
|Bighorn, thank you for showing me your buddies.|
- Was this beautiful or what? -
|Do I see on the left two cucus with caca? Delma! Stop making fun of us!|
|This is as deep as I got into the water.|
|I was not the only one who got cold feet.|