January 5, 2009

More of my vacation in Arizona

When is a desert not a desert?  When it’s raining!

Well, wouldn’t you know it - on day two of our stay at Miraval, just as the weather reports projected, inclement conditions arrived.  Sprinkles turned into pelting rain - lots of it – and the warm breezes were replaced by icy cold winds.  Quite suddenly, the arid desert landscape became covered with small streams and lots of mud.  Like the other guests, I was ill prepared for such weather.  You see, I left winter behind at home and had come to the desert for sun, warmth, and dry heat.

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Here I am making the most of things. The plastic poncho, compliments of my guide, Jerry - I was the only Miraval guest up for the sopping hike.