|Ready for a new adventure, we decided to leave town for Christmas—Scottsdale, Arizona won as the destination—close enough to drive to avoid airports but yet quite different from the area around Fort 4Ls.|
|Christmas day began with Italian sausage, pancakes with fresh raspberry compote, and champagne.
|Sticking with non-traditional Christmas meals, we decided on chicken enchiladas with a green tomatillo sauce.
|Seems like we're never far from wildlife. Carol found this rabbit next to our pool. We even had fireplaces in the bedrooms!|
|We visited Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Talisien West house.
|While we were in Scottsdale for Christmas, we decided to see if we could fly—in a hot air balloon that is.|
|We climbed aboard and took off.