A couple of days ago, we were going to visit Montezuma Castle, but the small parking lot was full, so we will go back later this week. Instead, we visited the Montezuma Well. Yep, I took a few photos. The water is a beautiful shade of blue-green...lovely. The water seeps up through the rocks into this deep well. It receives over 1.5 million gallons a day and holds over 15 million gallons.
This was a perfect desert oasis for animals and humans. We saw a few ducks swimming around despite all the people. The cliff dwellings are actually inside the well's wall. You can see them on the left side and the well on the right. They say people lived here more than a 1,000 years ago.
|Cliff Dwellings and the Well|
|Outlet to Beaver Creek|
Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz
This one was a little odd. It is like Odd Thomas was traveling along to his next destination and had to stop to get some rest. Except instead of rest, he is busy once again fighting strange forces. Definitely an interlude, because this story doesn't seem to connect to the last two stories except for Annamarie and his ghost dog - Boo. Annamarie is even more confusing in answering Odd's questions. I'm hoping in his next book Annamarie will start revealing her past and who she is without all the riddles.
Anyway, I found this to be a typical Odd sense of humor and even more fun - Odd meets his match in a 12 year old girl. She thinks and sounds a lot like Odd, but without the help of ghosts. I would love to hear more about her someday. Maybe Mr. Koontz will start a new series just for her.
Odd finds himself in a small town run by a sadistic mind-controlling person and of course, the only person that might be able to help them is Odd. This was a short and easy read. If you enjoy Odd Thomas, I'm sure you will like this one too.
Deeply Odd: May 28 release date. Can't wait!
and now, back to my sewing machine.......Happy Quilting!