On Monday I hiked a new trail here in Phoenix. Nicky led Marlene and me on the hike which is near the home Nicky shares in Avondale with her husband Ray. The Quail Trail is in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. There were some very unique rocks on the trail that I had never seen before here in Arizona. I realized once again that cacti can grow anywhere. Dead saguaros make interesting sculptures. This one looks like a scarecrow. Because of the recent rain we’ve had there were quite a few flowers blooming on the trail. We saw city views from the trailand beautiful wilderness views as well After our hike we went back to Ray and Nicky’s house and met our husbands who had been out golfing. Nicky made us a wonderful supper of ribs, salad, corn, twice baked potatoes and apple crumb cake for dessert. There was good wine and good conversation. A great day! Other posts about friends……..