The park is primarily an 8-mile loop road with pull-offs and trails leading away. You can see beautiful stuff without ever leaving your car, but why?
Saguaros can't tolerate below-freezing temps for more than 20 hours. I think our periods of cold were less than that. *crosses fingers*
|The valley floor is a river during monsoon season.|
|Folks back home: this is real snow.|
If you choose the "Javelina" "Picnic" "Area," you'll come to the Freeman Homestead Loop Trail. Take it, and take a snack. There are other, longer trails, one of which will show you a crested saguaro.
We're still at the Fairgrounds for another few days. A logistical decision, not an aesthetic one. But, since we're here anyway with nothing particular in mind, we went to the RV show today. Mostly we were underwhelmed and overfumed. I'm not always a delicate flower, but these rigs would need to stand open for a year before they offgassed enough to be habitable. After half a dozen viewings I had to refrain. Besides their noxious odors, they all seemed wrong. Shiny with no substance, glitzy, overdone.
It was all useful, though, because I was relieved to get home to the old Duck. We pictured all those new rigs with Arizona pinstriping, and it doesn't work.
Tucson peeps, we're casually in the market for a decent loveseat. Non-nappy (vinyl or second-hand leather (if this seems weird, I'll explain)). Wall-hugger reclining independently on both sides. Used is A-OK. If it separates for moving, that's excellent.
I'm tired of not sitting next to my sweetie.
Soon we hope to be enjoying the hospitality of two kind locals who have pushed a road into their beautiful rural land for us to park. We visited to be sure we could find it, and it's just lovely. Electricity has been nice, but I'm itching to get back out into the 'docks.