Originally published 23 February, 2014
Desert as far as you can see
I'll say this....our campground is very centrally located to the places we're seeing! Most of the places we've been, we had to drive a considerable distance to get to things. Our first stop this morning was about 3 miles from the motor home. The next was about 3 more. The next was about 5. We got to see several things, simply because we didn't have to travel so much.
We were excited about exploring it.....paid our 5 bucks each to go in the park.....and found out you can only look at it from a trail below. It was a bit disappointing....kinda like that let down when you paid your money and go in the freak show.......and find out it's not that big a deal. We wandered through and took pictures and read about things. We had read about the place on the net....but everything we read never mentioned that you couldn't actually go in it. If you're considering going...be aware of that. It hasn't allowed visitors actually on the cliffs in the castle since 1951.
The docent, while not my main focus, was very good. It's a small site and I could hear him even though I wasn't right where he was at. He was quite knowledgeable and explained things well....and was able to answer many questions. It was a lot of information, but presented in a way that wasn't dry and boring, and was able to keep your interest. While Motezuma's Castle is the big draw here...the other sites are in my opinion, better.
Looking off to the horizon
Laurie and I were discussing the fact that we had not seen a single javelina this trip...and they're supposed to be everywhere here. We rode from the town, past the casino, and crossed the interstate......where a javelina walked right across the road in front of us. Silly us, wandering out in the boondocks looking for critters. We should have stayed back by the interstate.
End of day hot tubbing!
We ended the evening with a dip in the hot tub. Laurie has few nerve endings and I've always thought she could endure water temperatures that weren't human. She got in the jacuzzi, and I put the camera on the table and started the timer. I ran over and jumped in the hot tub to make the picture. Big mistake. Lobsters are cooked in cooler water. Laurie saw the pic and couldn't quit laughing....demanding I post it on facebook. I did, but under protest.
Tomorrow...we're off to see more stuff! It's supposed to be gorgeous where we're going.....up in red rock country.
Quote of the day: Bill to Laurie as we exited an overprices antique store: "That guy isn't looking for customers. He's looking for victims."
Song of the day: The world ain't slowing down-Ellis Paul
I'm Bill. My wife Laurie and I love to travel and share our stories. We especially love it when we have been able to motivate our readers to start traveling on their own, and making their own stories.
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