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My Phoenix, Arizona trip

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Hi Guys,

I’ve just had the Best Trip to the States, Phoenix, Arizona thanks to Bob, PhoenixBob on Palmtalk and His lovely wife Judy .. I must say at this point that Bob and Judy Paid For everything on this trip.. and I mean Everything . I first met Bob and Judy when they came to Cairns approx One year and 6 days or so now. Bob Posted that Judy and himself where going to be in Cairns and would love to see Flecker Botanic Gardens, me being me I jumped at the chance to show off our beautiful gardens so we set a time date etc etc and I picked them up from the Airport the rest is Beautiful History....Not only that On my Trip I got to meet Lots of there very special Friends, Two special friends I want to mention Are Dr. Dan and Nancy , what you’d call snow birds Dan & Nancy and Bob and Judy picked me up from The Airport in Phoenix , I couldn’t believe the size of the Airport in Phoenix It took some time before I got near the gates it made me happy cos as we got closer to people I heard someone call out “Mikey” I looked around and spotted Bob and his good friend Dan... at this stage I’ll put up a couple of photo’s ,I still need to learn how to import pic’s and share them here they are on shutterfly.. I had a hassle with my phone which has a lot of photo’s on them, I crushed it in the car door but if I cannot recover them I can get some off Bob and Dan..

Stay Tuned..Mikey.. :)

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Lets see... From

front to back, Dan, Nancy and my lovely hosts Bob and Judy.. just a start guys need to get sorted out

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This year I was lucky to had 2 Birthday's, one with my Kids in Aussie

and one in the States with great friends, not only that Judy made my fav

cake for my Birthday ...Banana...Man was it nice..Yummy

... Back on later with more..

Mikey

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Banana cake ? you lucky so and so, I love banana cake.

Look forward to more Mikey, and from your new friends in Arizona..

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Gee I got offered a trip to Chambers Flat the other day !! Some people have all the luck !! Hope you enjoyed yourself Mikey. Post some more photos please.

Peachy

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Here a little guy sorry don't know lizards very well, can anyone name him

I named him frank, cos Frankly I don't know what Genus :lol: ...

Next time you guys are up Wal I'll make you a Banana cake dude

I don't think it will be as good as Judy's but..

Hi Peachy, I was Very Very Lucky to meet such lovely people, I

hope you went on your Trip even if its only a stones throw away...

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A closer look at Frank...Oh this was at the entrance of the Phoenix Botanic Gardens

the largest collection of cacti and succulants....A real eye opener for sure...

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At the Main gate..

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Wheeling in..... :)

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This was stunning, I'll have to check with Bob who the Artist was

these are hand blown Just beautiful...Back on later with more my

laptop is slow and I can only put up one at atime not sure how to

resize them on this laptop.. Errr

cheers Mikey :)

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Please, keep the photos coming! Very nice.

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Please, keep the photos coming! Very nice.

Thanks Patricia, here's a few more..This is a

Barrel type in flower...

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More.... :)Bob and Judy..

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more..

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name to come next post.. :)

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and name is... at this stage I have to stress that lots are on my Damaged phone, just hope they are still on it once I get it back cos every photo I took I took a pic of the name, not only that I still have to learn how to transfer from Shutter fly ...Pic's sent to me from Bob and Judy... please bear with me lots more to come..

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And I mean LOTS..bit of colour... :)

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I saw you looking Len.. LOL...

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info, hope you can see it...

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Rest - time back real soon..

Mikey :)

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Keep it up Mikey... looking good. :greenthumb:

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Excellent Mikey! You visited at a great time, with warm weather, not too hot, and lots of flowers. Can't wait to see more pics.

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cool photos! im pretty sure thats a desert spiny lizard you found

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A closer look at Frank...Oh this was at the entrance of the Phoenix Botanic Gardens

the largest collection of cacti and succulants....A real eye opener for sure...

We commonly call them golden collar lizards -- pehaps wrongly. Sometimes the whole lizard is a golden blond color, which really stands out against a black-barked mesquite. In peak breeding season, the males are pretty dark purple and large -- like 15 inches!

I don't know my lizards. That's just what I've observed.

Gene

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I'm loving the desert flora. So nice to see them in their natural habitat!

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Hi Matty, I was so lucky Bob picked a couple of dates for the weather, man I'm glad I picked March it was great weather one day of rain and no humidity ahhhh..

there wasn't a lot of wildflowers out, would haave been good to see more, but wot I did see I

loved it, I even got seed of The Gold poppy ...Eschscholtzia mexicana, and blue Flax..Linum leuisii..

going to grow them up in the Tablelands only a couple of hrs from Cairns But Drier than here... :)

Thanks Steve and Gene, (Gene just to mention Mesquite, Yummo great to use esp BBQing Bob did a great steak for me on my Birthday..) would loved to have seen the other colours these guys get, Hey Gene I noticed

you live in Arizona, Shit I wish I knew you where there We could have caught up..would have been great

..next time eh... You should catch up with Bob and Judy excellent couple I miss them heaps.

Its lovely country side Patricia glad you like the pic's I'm still trying to download pic's from Shutter fly

becoming a pain in the Butt, hope to haaave it sorted out soon, a few of the pic's have also been wot Judy took cos Bob was

to busy pushing me in my Wheelchair.. :)

Here's a few more pic's before I get to home sick for Phoenix :(

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Glad you like the Thread Bill.. :)

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:)

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Another one..Some of these i've shown have also been taken

by Judy ... :)

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:)

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:)

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More to come...Mikey. :)

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I saw you looking Len.. LOL...

I was :) can't believe you were so close to san Diego and didn't stop by.

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Just bumping this to Thank Gene for Giving Mikey this trip and giving him some great memories..

I will miss Mikey. :(

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Bill,

Thanks a lot for bumping this thread. Considering the tragic news (see the thread in the Memorials sub-forum) and even though there are no palms in this thread, I am moving it from Travel Logs to Discussing Palm Trees for wider exposure.

Bo-Göran

EDIT on 22 July - moved thread back to the Travel Logs section. - bgl.

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