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... every airplane and helicopter on the grounds, and we’re approaching the tram terminal. We’re sweaty, hungry, and the kids are nearly comatose from boredom. Right as we start gathering our things preparing to evacuate the tram, the tram turns right, away from the tram terminal.
Nooooooooo! Oh, the humanity. Again, I reiterate, we chose poorly!
Twenty minutes later we are finally released from our tram ...
... was to pilot around and explore the downtown district. There is a fairly developed downtown area with both historic areas and high rises nestled together. However, my favorite spot was getting out and walking down the 4h Avenue shopping district. There was a cool, modern streetcar system and scores of interesting shops. The people oozed a hippie vibe.
Our first day-trip was up the Sky Island Scenic Byway. Climbing more than 6,000 feet, the ...
... with a giant movie screen overhead which has an ongoing light show but then every hour they switch all of the lights off on the street and the overhead lights up in a special show that lasts for about 10 minutes. Wow! The shows are themed and very well done with the music pounding from a zillion speakers. Also on Fremont Street Angele got into some line dancing and then wanted to zipline, uh OK but not me, so off she went and flew above the crowd quite ...
... the desert tree, ocotillo, palo verde and desert marigold.
The Saguaros grow very slowly. After 15 years it may be barely 12 inches tall. At 30 years they begin to flower and produce fruit. By 50, it can be up to 7 feet tall, by 75 years it begins to sprout it's first branches/arms which are prickly balls that extent out and upward; by 100 the saguaro reaches 25 feet and those that live 150 years or more attain ...
... 2 rattlesnake sightings.
My stomach did a flip and my brain said RUN. We went anyways….Rusty led the way :).
We took a very short walk to some petroglyphs. Not as impressive as the
ones we saw in Wellton area but still cool. While on the drive out, there was a
snake crossing the road, Rusty slammed on the brakes and put it in reverse
while I watched it finish crossing the road and climb the bank. Enjoy the
pictures, I cringe and jump each time I come across ...