We are still enjoying our resort stay at Mesa Regal here in Mesa Arizona. We can’t believe we have already been here a month so upon that realization we have begun making plans to head back east once we leave in March. We decided our first stop will be Tucson and we will make our way to Texas as we love to be there in the springtime for the wildflowers. We know after leaving Arizona there aren’t many resorts as nice as this so we are going to make it our goal to really savor the many amenities offered here this next month.
While here we also made our appointment for our annual checkups to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale AZ. We would wake really early and have a full day of visits but what we like best is EVERYTHING can be done in one day. My appointments were over early in the morning but Sharon had more appointments in the afternoon.
Since we had a few hours of time in between we headed back over to the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. We pulled into the visitors parking lot we where we had no problem finding a parking spot. We figured we had time to hike the 1/2 mile nature trail we didn’t do the last time we were here.
Since we had plenty of time we strolled slowly along the well marked trail to listen to the birds singing and to really enjoy each small plant we would normally pass by without noticing. The desert was in bloom even though most of the flowers were very small.
There were also informative plaques along the trail providing some historical and nature insight. Certainly we were glad we had time to return to the conservancy for this easy and very short hike. It was a nice break in our day of appointments. Thankfully we received all good news at the Mayo Clinic so we are good to go for another year! We celebrated at O.H.S.O. Brewery in Gilbert and now I can go full steam ahead in making travel plans for the rest of the year!
NOTE: We are currently in Mesa Arizona until March 11th 2020, then over to Tucson for a few days.