Kayaking and Watching the Full Moon Rise in Tempe, Arizona
Water sports don’t jump to mind when dreaming up how best to experience a full moon in the Sonoran Desert — but this one should. Gliding along the glassy, cool water of Tempe Town Lake in a kayak creates a soothing contrast to the scorching hot, bustle of more than 4 million people living in the Phoenix metro area. We’re talking surreal and delicious. Jumbo jets thundering overhead and the drone of rush-hour traffic on the nearby freeway can’t even 'ick the wow' of the water’s calm and the large yellow orb rising up over the Superstition Mountains on the eastern horizon.