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The summer has finally come upon us and school is out. That means we must get creative with the kids and find something fun and interesting for them to do.
My little one loves hotels so we spent one night in the Carefree Resort & Conference Center. It was a business trip fro my husband but my son and I had to find something fun to do while dad got his work on. The pool was the draw, but the oasis of giant cacti and a lovely man made waterfall made it so picturesque. We took many walks around the grounds taking in the amazing poses of each special cactus. They were majestic and filling me with energy and wisdom as I basked in their solitude. They provided me with shade and a place of peace, but my son is not one to slow down for very long, so off to the next adventure we went.
We saw a building that was built around the cactus and it could grow through the roof. Pretty cool thing to see! There were jackrabbits and all kinds of birds making everything very authentic and western. Thankfully we didn't run into any coyotes or big cats.
The heat made us make a beeline for the pool, but it was an unfortunate disappointment. Now for most people they would have loved it, but my son and I had just been to Georgia where we had a beautiful heated clean pool, which we now expected from every pool we would ever come in contact with. This new pool experience was not the same. He noticed the coldness of it, and then we saw the dead bugs and a nasty film that went all over the pool. We decided to just stick our feet in and sit for a while. The hot tub was cleaner, but my son doesn't like hot tubs, so we made a quick exit to our cool hotel room.
After showering and cleaning up, there was the business of keeping my son occupied while I relaxed for a while. Who would have guessed that ice would keep him fascinated for hours? We went to get some ice to keep our drinks cold, but I soon noticed that he was taking the ice out of the bucket to watch it melt. He went out on our balcony and placed some ice on the nearby table, banister, and the ground to watch how fast it could melt. He soon asked me if it was possible to write with ice. After I said yes, he started drawing pictures on the cement floor of the balcony and watched as the water started to evaporate and disappear. It was pretty cool to watch him have so much fun with ice. Who knew?
The desert is hot and dry so please make sure that you have the correct gear such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Have some water handy and stay safe. Keep an eye out for nature to amaze you.
Hi all you art lovers! Pamela D. Henry-Walker here giving you the low down on my life in a nut shell.