It's amazing what kinds of changes almost two years can bring... From Feb 2004 to Jun 2007, this gold housing unit was what we called home. That tree leaned on the fence "wall" and had thorns that could stab or gouge. I always had mixed feelings about holding anything outdoors, but we managed to have great outdoor swims (on an inflatable pool), church activities for young girls, and birthday and potluck parties. Though AZ was too hot and dry for this tropical girl, I made the best of our situation and invited many into our home.
Just last weekend, for three nights, and two days, this was our home while we were there. The 4-diamond Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona by Fountain Hills... It really is a gorgeous place where the location lends to magnificent night time sky viewing.
Instead of walking to university pool for a quarter of a mile, we merely had to go down the elevator and go out to the patio where a gated pool with waterfalls on four spouts atop a slim "wall" invite you. We went night swimming and the gushing water was cold! Brrr... but the pool water was just right. Mmmm...
Here's the other side of the pool area. The small one is a spa. Our family enjoyed our time there and the quiet and scenic commute was worth the distance from all the places we needed to be at. We will definitely go back!
I'd like to thank our hosts today, Susan and Barb for letting us have fun outdoors, too! Make sure to visit many of the participants today! I, for one, have a lot of catching up to do!
TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain misses night swimming") I've seen a lot of seaside, underwater or beachside tables lately, but don't forget that most stores are selling dinnerware for poolside so choose colors that go well with the main look of your poolside garden and create a great table using the same colors! For example, blue and green, blue and silver, green and orange, white and yellow and orange. The choices are endless!