we went to Payson yesterday - It was much cooler in Payson than Mesa, AZ. For more than 25 years we have been taking the kids there. Our favorite swimming hole. Anika and Landree had a great time - we went to a couple of shops and went to an old coffee shop/cafe for locals - an adventure day. We also went to the park with a lake and ducks - The girls were enjoying themselves - they even tried catching crawdads in the river.