At last, an interesting weekend, and one the least likely places I would go, to the center of the city. My youngest, who is a Virginia Landscape Architect, came out to attend the American Society of Landscape Architects Convention and Expo at the beautiful Phoenix Convention Center. I saw her from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m., but I’m not complaining. We managed to get in a lot of conversation, laughter, and hugs from Thursday afternoon to very early Monday morning.
The waitress explained that the Jacuzzi sitting just above the field was usually rented for friends during a game by somebody who obviously had money.
Over the next three days, Tracey managed to get some helpful and interesting ASLA information, make a few new acquaintances, and meet a couple of friends that were in her class at Michigan State University. In the meantime, I watched movies, slept, read via my Kindle, and while wandering, discovered a street party between the Convention Center buildings on Friday. They were celebrating the 40th anniversary of this Center with its amazing huge North, South and West buildings. Various restaurant and bakery booths offered their specialties, including cupcakes, cookies, and pizza. Unfortunately, people were more interested in eating than listening to the platform speakers and I was one of them.
As much as I love the quiet and tranquility of the country, I appreciate the occasional sounds of the city, church bells, greetings called, and even less occasionally, the constant music played for all the business people about their daily lives, as in visitors arriving at the hotel or the Convention Center, bent on whatever was happening.
Next week, we’ll venture into the past while still in the middle of downtown Phoenix. God Bless until then.
Winter in the Wilderness, the first e-book novel published by Minshall, and the fourth edition of RVing Alaska and Canada are available through Amazon.com.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”