No long drives (a mile to trail head) required to go hiking, so I decided to extend my stay at Usery Mtn Park in Mesa until Thursday.
After one morning hike, I did some nearby exploring from the driver's seat of the Silver Slug. Driving along Main Street in Mesa, I spotted a vintage motel complex called the Buckhorn Mineral Baths -- no longer in business. This was worth a photo stop. After just one photo, I was chased off the property. At least they didn't have guns.
From there it was to a grocery store to get some salad fixings for my dinner. Of the people coming and going to the grocery store, half of them had a cell phone on an ear.
There were three ladies with child seats in their grocery buggy and each had the cell phone tucked between the shoulder and the ear as they moved the groceries and child to the car. Privy to their conversations... "Did you see the poster from my bathroom. I sent you an email.... You never get my emails."... "I made a fruit salad of mostly strawberries. That was good enough."... "He has to earn his allowance. There is a list and he gets paid by the job."
As I approached Silver Slug in the "no scratch" zone, another lady on a cell phone driving by with the window open, "I'm not going to put up with it anymore. I've had it..."
That was enough for me too. Time to get out of the world of cell phones and too many people. Back at the park, it was sunsets. The sunset in the west followed by looking east and the sun reflections.