Another first for us was the town of Fountain. It is a very pretty place to while away a few hours.
Fountain Hills was named after the towering man-made fountain in the centre of town. It is now the world’s fourth tallest fountain. When it was built in 1970, it was the world’s tallest fountain and it held that record for over 10 years. The fountain sprays water for about 15 minutes every hour between 9am and 9pm. It has three pumps and when all are in use, the fountain reaches 560 feet (170m) in height however, normal operation only uses two pumps and the fountain reaches a height of around 300 feet (91m) – we assume this is what we saw.
As we arrived near the lake, we had some time for a short stroll around and a spot of lunch before the fountain started started doing its thing!
It was quite pleasant to sit and watch!
After that we decided to do a circuit of the lake to see what else was hiding in the pretty park. Well you can’t have so much water without the odd duck!
What was surprising though was the sheer number coots – we are not sure we have ever seen so many in one place!
We saw some stunning scenery
And a memorial monument.
We then went to check out a few of the local shops. We saw this beautiful horse made from all sorts of bits and pieces. The more you look the more you see.
Some of the items include pram wheels, whisk, wing mirrors, pans and pan lids, nappy pins – to name but a few!
We also saw this cute Eagle on a Nest statue.
A small boy drinking from a hose fountain.
We just love seeing oranges growing in the street. And of course, the town clock. There is quite a bit to see, especially when the weather is so nice. We think we might me back!