Thunderbird Park is located in the north part of Phoenix. It was
on our way to the airport, so it was a natural choice for a picnic spot.
We reached the park just before sunset and drove right up to some picnic
tables at a saddle between three hilltops, which was a blessing since we
were both tired from a long weekend of hiking and having fun (having fun
can be really tiring even if you are enjoying every moment of it)!
Dinner was simple: cheese and crackers with honey mustard, with water,
sodas and beer -- the leftovers from our weekend food supply.
The sky was thinly overcast. The sun shining through the cloud cover
gave them a wispy quality like cotton-candy swirls. At times, the sun seemed
to be split by the thicker swabs of clouds. As it reached the horizon,
the rays finally came through unhindered, throwing a golden glow over the
awestruck world. Finally, the sun disappeared behind the distant mountains,
with the final rays lingering on the edges as reluctant lovers bidding