The past few days we have been in Carefree, Arizona participating in the Carefee Christmas festival. They really go all out here. There were carolers in the evenings, entertainment through out the day, snow…yes they made snow. Carriage rides and a small train for the kids to ride too. There are also about 120 vendors selling their wares, which is what we did.
We got here on Wednesday because we needed to set up on Thursday. That gave us Wednesday afternoon to explore this cute little town. The center of town has fabulous gardens with all kinds of desert plants, sculptures, and shops.
I’m not sure what this plant is, but it looked like coral.
This is a big carved rock. It was part of a larger metal sculpture. I love it!
The funnest part about this town is the street names. This a couple of the street corners we saw.
This giant Gila monster is actually a slide for the kids. This is where yesterdays photo was taken.
Then of course there is the art show. This was my first time having my photography at an art show. (I was pretty nervous about it all)
This is not such a great shot. I took it with my phone and the sun was cutting the booth in half.
The huge storm that hit California brought rain here on Friday night and Saturday day. I don’t think I have ever been in such a bad hail storm. While this area really needs the rain, it could have waited a week or so.
Saturday morning I was walking the dogs and as we came to a small rise in the road, I saw a coyote stopped and looking at us. Of course I stopped and watched to see what his plan was going to be. Pretty soon a javelina (wild pig) crossed the road after him and they both trotted off into the yard. This all took place in a neighborhood of big beautiful homes. Knowing coyotes, and javelina are both mean and unpredictable I waited a minute before I decided to keep walking. Of course Torrey had seen both of them and was growling. The coyote was close to the house and just watched us walk past. I didn’t see the javelina though.
Saturday night there was a light parade, and then fireworks.
We had a good time, met some wonderful people, and sold some art.
Now we are off to the middle of the desert outside Quartzsite to chill, and enjoy some absolute quite for a few weeks.