Sunday, November 01, 2009

Does anyone really know what time it is?

Well, here in Phoenix, we are in the Mountain Time Zone, or so we are told. However, we are three hours behind the east coast, which is like Pacific Time. I guess it has to do with Daylight Savings Time. I have enough trouble keeping up with time zones without the added distraction of DST. I read that only the Navajo Nation in Arizona observes DST, so today we got up expecting to be one hour earlier, only to find out our time didn't change and we now match the Mountain Time. Go figure. Course, when you have no agenda, does it really matter? Hah.

Yesterday was Mesa Marketplace day. We love the flea markets, never buy much, but enjoy watching people and looking around. It is good exercise, gets us up and out and walking for several hours. I did find a golden barrel cactus! I have been looking for one and I am happy to report we now have one. I will leave it in Texas, probably in its pot, since I can leave it in there for 5 years. I also bought a wolf and kits, a plaster statue to set out in the rock at our Texas lot. I looked for them in Mexico, but I always thought they were too expensive. The Mesa Marketplace is open air, but covered, so sun is not a problem and this Arizona sun is really bright.

Afterwards, we drove north to Scottsdale and ate a late lunch/early supper at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill. What fun. There were multiple large screen TVs for sports, but we sat in front of the stage and one screen was all country music, so we enjoyed that. The menu is somewhat varied, but we got the traditional burgers and fries which were very good.

Back at the park, I sat outside with Neal. We have a lot of quail here across the road from our site. They run back and forth in the Aqua Frier Wash. This is also where we hear the coyotes at night. Neal will not walk over at the pet walk at night which is at the fence up against the wash. I know he smells the coyotes. We also see little bunnies over there every day.

Today is Sunday which means Nascar and today the race is at Talladega. Whoo hoo! It will probably be over about noon because of our time zone. . . Oh well, that leaves the rest of the day. Terry has also promised to oil my bike chain and I hope to get to ride around the park here. There are 1150 sites, mostly park models, but we have yet to look at the facilities, so think I will do that.

Till next time. . .



Anonymous said...

It IS confusing, even with just one time zone to worry about:) But, you're right - who cares?

All those little bunnies are what bring the coyotes:)

Glad you are warm.
We are too - 60s and 70s the rest of the week.


Jim said...

I got a "what time it is" moment to share.

We were in TN this weekend. We were in Knoxville which is EST, then headed to Crossville which is CST. That night was the DST switch, back an hour. Next day, we moved from CST on DST to EST on DST. It's a wonder we made our flight :)


Dale said...


STOP JIM! You're making my brain hurt!