Sunday, April 15, 2007

Back from Vacation... What a Trip!

April 15: Just finished driving home from Sedona, Arizona. Total miles driven today to get back home... 544 Miles! I'm tired, exhausted but euphoric for having a chance to see the Red Rocks of Sedona... It was exhilerating! We visited Honanki Indian ruins on a "Pink Jeep Tour," visited Slide Rock State Park (Will GO BACK!), and my wife and I took the kids on their First Horseback Trail Ride (THEY'RE Natural RIDERS.) OUr first two days were spent in Palm Springs, CA at the Renaisance Esmeralda Resort for relaxing by the pool and some family tennis. The, we drove to Phoenix, AZ and stayed in Desert Ridge at the JW Marriott Resort and shopped like crazy in Scottsdale, AZ "where the rich and famous shop." We spent four days there swimming and laying round the pools... and the LAZY RIVER! Great place for tennis!

Our best dinner was at El Encanto in Cave Creek, AZ. Out of the way but worth it in every bite! Then, on to SEDONA! I'll save Sedona for its own post.

B&C Fund Notation: I manage somehow to keep all our bottles and cans from this trip and a few "recovered strays" by stashing them in our dirty clothes bag and in the "foot wells" of our third row seats in the Explorer... 122 bottles and cans recycled on this trip.... almost six bucks worth!

Found lots of coins and a dollar bill. (post FMJ finds later.)

Two pennies found on our returning drive home at our pit-stops. Drove the 544 miles in 8 hours and 12 minutes... with 2.5 hours of pit-stops.

I was flying across the desert southwest!

Today's Stats
Day's Finds: $ .02
Bottles & Cans Collected: 122
Running Stats
This month: $.19
2007 Finds: $35.83
Since FMJ Blog Inception: $219.82 (March 28, 2006)
Total Found for FMJ Fund: $680.23 (since 1-1-2000)
Number of Bottles and Cans Collected: 216 for the month.
Bottles & Cans Return Fund: $753.09

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