We don't venture out of the paved grid of suburban Scottsdale very often. But today we did. Hopekids invited us to tour the Southwest Wildlife Sanctuary, an animal rescue and education center in northern Scottsdale. Narrower roads, dusty, hilly streets that turn to paths, brought us to an amazing place in a rural neighborhood! We saw owl, fox, bear, mountain lion, wolf, javelina and the like. After the tour, the director and owner, Linda, brought out her trick horse and let the girls take turns riding. Thanks to Linda and her crew at Southwest for letting us come. And thanks, Hopekids!