Monday 4th October, 2010
Day 570

Tempe, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Miles: 58,587
N 33.41266°
W 111.61440°

The light was beautiful this morning and for a while we got back into tourist mode and took some photographs of the desert, and mountains bathed in the light of the rising sun. Later in the morning as we descended onto the low lands approaching Phoenix we passed through a really impressive gorge.

The dumb trick of the day was a sign (we saw a number of them) saying VLA x miles. I wondered for some time what a VLA might be; and then we passed it. A radio telescope consisting of a series of dish antennas arranged in a Y pattern. It's named - Very Large Array.

Our arrival in Phoenix was a bit of a climatic shock at 105 °F.