My parents are “lucky” enough to spend some of the winter in Surprise, Arizona. I am pretty sure they ended up in this area down south because my Mom likes the name! It is fun telling people you live in Surprise!
This past week, en route home from a trip to Mexico, Shawn and I visited my parents for a few days. One of the highlights (of which there are many) of being somewhere warm is the amazing amount of fruit that is just growing everywhere.
My parents regularly volunteer with a group called Gleaners. They pick fruit from private residences of people who are unable to keep up with the fruit and donate it to the Food Bank. As well, we “help” out the public areas by finding a few oranges or lemons as we are cycling around the area!