After a somewhat late start on my part, I got the guy, we ran a couple of errands. Then what to do? Put parks into the GPS and decided to head north toward one of the River Reserves. The particular name starts with M and is run by the Nature Conservatory. As I am on one of Hiltons computers, rather than my own – I don’t have search capabilites. The machine is limited to one (1) window open at a time. On the way up HWY 101 Loop, the HOV late was solid motorcycles, miles and miles there of. After being passed by two highway patrol with flashing blue lights also on bikes I didn’t think much about it till all traffic came to a complete stop. All four lanes at a standstill, the police directed all the riders across traffic to the exit. Off they went, down, under and came back up heading south on 101…..Once I realized what was happening, I was 1/2 a mile from their exit when this happened. Counting bikes, I saw over 200 pass us and I figure this was well under half of them.
Once they were clear, it was no time at all to be on our way. Reaching the reserve, I hiked all the trails to include the overlook. Noah didn’t get quite that far. He read the sign about rattle snakes and was watching. So he saw them and got pictures. I was oblivous, but it must have been ok.
We stopped at this fancy golf community and expensive home place in Surprise, AZ on the way back (Desert Springs Golf Course). Had supper at Angela’s. Fabulous food at extremely reasonable prices (including refills on sodas during happy hour included).
Dropped the guy back at his place, drove toward the aiport, filled the car with gas, returned it, took the shuttle to the airport. Waiting almost an hour for the hotel shuttle (intermittant at night and he drove right by me x2) and am finally back at the hotel
written on the computer system with the software set to one window only i.e. version ancient.