I spent the first 3 days of my Phoenix vacation exploring with my parents and then parted ways to spend some quality time with a my friend Deb that I’ve known since middle school. Mom Dad and I started are trip wandering Phoenix a little because our rental car was running 3 hours late. Got to a bead shop, an REI, and a disc golf shop. Even stopped for lunch at a Mellow Mushroom Yum! Then we headed out to Apache Junction and through the superstition mountains over to the Theodore Roosevelt Dam and up to Payson. It was a great drive through the desert and up to the pines with lots of canyons and my favorite Saguaro Cacti! We even saw a roadrunner.