day three at arizona. after the closing sessions at greenbuild, michael, the son of michelle, one of my mother’s lifelong friends, picked me up and we drove north to cave creek, to their home, a beautiful place i visited more than ten years ago on a family trip. outside of the city, arizona has some truly breathtaking places. endless varieties of cacti greet you on the road, everywhere seems full of wilderness and diversity, despite of the development and sprawl that continues to ravage the land. that afternoon, we went hiking with linsey and the five awesome dogs (four big girls and one tiny lucky guy that barks at coyotes and fires), expert rock climbers in their own right. that night, michelle, ashley and linsey and i went to dinner, treated by michael, thanks man! we sang in the car, and i stabbed my leg on a baby saguaro cactus. it was bloody, painful and very funny. you must watch your step in arizona. wild rabbits and birds abound around the house, i even saw a coyote near the house as the sun was rising the next day. we went boulder climbing near black mountain before going to the airport back to san francisco. this is the morning view that greeted us at the top of the boulders.
thank you guys for having me one more time!