Three exhausted travelers finally arrive in Arizona! We are at Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson. Love this place! It’s tucked in just under the Catalina Mountains. Very nice facilities and feels like one is way out in the boonies. Coyotes serenade us every evening and the sun plays off the mountains as it sets.
But less than one mile away, just across the 4 lane, is Wal-Mart and a variety of shops and restaurants.
Today we were rested enough to explore one of the hiking trails. Got a late start….when do we ever get an early start?….and the sun started beating us up before we made the trail loop. Managed to take a few pictures. This is the Sonoran desert and saguaro cactus are in abundance.
The hike is up to a small pool of water where we rested and turned back. If we were in better shape, we could have hiked for miles in the Romero Canyon. Lots of familiar plants and cactus are everywhere….I’m frustrated that I knew their names two years ago and I must relearn the names of all the foliage.
Nice campsite! Opted to go without electric hook ups as we are in a saving money mode. It’s suppose to be warm in AZ! Just learned from a park volunteer that it’s 7+ degrees colder here than what the Weather Channel says. Our new thermometer reported an inside temp of 37 this AM. We are using our Sport Cat sparingly and, occasionally, turned on the gas stove.
Our trip west has had challenges….the extreme cold, adjusting to traveling with an animal and his kitty litter box and just not feeling well with various respiratory and stomach complaints.
But we are here and the trouble and misery will be worth it….once we’re rested!
Sylvester is climbing the walls…goes up the wall next to the closet like it’s a tree! (His food is kept in the top of the closet.) Poor baby needs more space. But he appears terrified every time we take him outside.
Tomorrow we are heading for Ajo, AZ for the Darby Wells area. RV Sue seems to like that place…..so we are going to check it out.
Hope to camp near Glenda and Jeff who are boon docking somewhere in the Ajo vicinity.
Closing with pictures from Texas…Monahan Sandhills State Park.