Life in Phoenix

Life is good, no, life is GREAT! So what have we been up to?

EXPLORING! Of course…

We were almost at the tipping point where we were considering moving away from Phoenix but finally, the job fairy decided to sprinkle a few jobs upon me. I’ve been working at the PetSmart Home Office for a few weeks now. I’ve been brought in to help with their digital advertising until the end of November. Let me tell you one thing about this office: Puppies everywhere!! Of course my team is great but it is hard to get anything done as I’d rather snuggle up with one of the millions puppies here.

We did move to another RV Park that was only 0.5 mile from my office so now, I get to bike to work everyday. We explored the Grand Canyon twice (on foot and by bicycle) and drove to California to spend a weekend at Joshua Tree National Park.


Our new parking spot for a few more weeks.

Finally this morning, I woke up and it was a whopping 60°. Temps have been high and Bryan didn’t really get too much opportunities to work without AC in our tiny trailer, but he may get lucky this week! It’s nice to have the windows open and feel the warm breeze sweeping through…

We met our neighbors here at the RV park. Betty and her husband Jim. She has been dropping food for us; some delicious coleslaw and chili!

This upcoming weekend, we’re heading out on the AZT, in the Superstition Mountains, for some backpacking with local folks that we haven’t met yet. Let’s hope we make it out alive! 😛


Joshua Tree National Park


Free Camping at JTNP


Biking around GCNP! This place is quite amazing.


4 thoughts on “Life in Phoenix

  1. Matt says:

    There are a bunch of great day hikes within the Phoenix Metro area too! I’ll be doing some of those when I head down there for wedding and festivities in January and March.

    I can’t wait to hear your report on the Superstitions. I’ve been itching to get into that range for years now.

    Great pictures, by the way!

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    • Melanie Levesque says:

      Superstition were great! You’re going to love it in January/March as it will be cooler. We spent the night at Reavis Ranch and it was fabulous. The temps were perfect sleeping weather and great for hiking without dying of heat exhaustion. Though the sun is, no matter what, always a concern so bring lots of sunscreen, even in winter.

      We’ll be doing the Superstition ridgeline next weekend so I’ll let you know how that went!🙂


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