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After the boneyard tour it was time to take the bus tour round PIMA. I had to take the bus as I could not have walked round the huge outside exhibit area, the others got it as it was too hot 85F / 29C. The tour was good although the 'Docent' which is some American name for museum guides was a ...
... does mess with your mind and I highly recommend trying one as there are many of these located throughout the country. Eventually I became used to it and could enjoy it but it took some time to get to that point.
By the time we finished all three of the activities the sun was just starting to set. The rest of the shops (art galleries, old-time photos, panning for gold, etc) had already closed so we got some ice cream (root beer floats? Yes please!) and wandered around taking ...
... which goes where! Wow! I must have blanked out more of my memory cells than I realized. In actuality, this park is sooooo isolated because of the 2+ year construction now in progress. In fact, they are giving us the 3rd night FREE just to have our business! So, we stay tonight, Sunday and Monday; we leave early Tuesday.
I was so counting ...
... I think of it walking through the saguaro, all with their hands up.
The East park is desert but also includes the Rincon Mountains. We drove the scenic road again plus we took a 3 hour hike, very few rocks, so no falls. The lizards were not cooperative today, too fast. BUT when we took the road back to the car after the hike, we saw a gila monster crossing the road. These guys aren't seen too often, so ...
... and to drop off my rental car. While filling up the car with gas in preparation for its return, I somehow managed to cover myself in petrol and nervously walked past some clown smoking on the forecourt hoping not to burst into flames. With the car returned, it was time to consider what culinary delights I could find for dinner within walking distance of my hotel. Having spent the first 2 days eating fried **** I was keen to try and find ...