This is Munds Park, AZ (about 20 miles south of Flagstaff). We were there this past weekend because Tony’s band played at a private party there. The altitude is 6,590 feet so we got a 24 hour break from the over 100 degree temps of summertime Phoenix. It was about 20 degrees cooler than it was in Phoenix.
Munds Park is surrounded by Coconino National Forest and you can walk through a little gate right into forest land down the street from where the party was.
Wikipedia states the population of Munds Park as 631, but I don’t know if that includes all the Phoenix people who have cabins and second homes up there because it seems like there were almost that many people at the party.
The sad thing is the long drought we are in has taken its toll on the forest. The Ponderosa Pines are dry and scraggly. The earth has big cracks in it.
I don’t know what this turquoise-colored thing is; maybe it’s just something as unglamorous as a bead someone dropped at some point. Or maybe it’s a perfectly round chunk of turquoise or the seed of an exotic plant or the egg of a mysterious alien…
And I have to show you two more pictures. This is Maddy, our friends Larry and Iris’ dog, who also went to the party. She’s all set for a hike in the forest.
And this is Karma, the party-thrower Mike’s dog. She loves parties and knows how to work a crowd.