I give Eva S full credit for my reason to visit AZ. I turn 60 on June 21 and if I am in AZ, the final day of my 59th is 3 hours longer then it would be in Ohio. I want to check out summer in AZ and confirm it is probably ok for a heat tolerant (decidedly not cold tolerant) guy like me. There are daily group hiking and cycling opportunities and the secret is to get going by 6:00am and done by 10:00am. The alternative is head higher where it is cooler and lots of options for that too. I can cut 25 degrees from the temp with an hour drive so plan to do that. As for how long I will be gone, a have a one way ticket so I have the freedom to return when I want. My departure can range between 1 day to forever. I will keep you posted. Meantime....
....Rick passed through Las Vegas without a stop at any of the casinos and soon thereafter.....
....entered a smoggy Southern California. He arrived Wednesday and is meeting the crew.