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... paths, 230 animal species and 1200 types of plants, mostly cactus. We went through a bee and butterfly area where there were the appropriate plants there to entice them. Andrew took a number of photos and is loving his camera now. We went into a hummingbird sanctuary and witnessed them in flight and chirping all around not unlike the butterfly sanctuaries we have at home. We saw a number of animals, wolf, black bear, prairie dogs, snakes, heron, ...
Sleep was difficult with the sun blearing on my face, but it was time to get up. I roused at around 1000 and could see Swede was still sleeping, through the crack in his door. I had a few things to see today so I got moving, and headed to the Titan missile silo.
It took about 30 minutes to reach, south of Tucson. The area is a little built up compared to when the facility was opened in the 60s. It was originally part of a string of silos spread out across the desert ...
... a futuristic shape and a double tail, it was achingly beautiful and it was unarmed - it could simply out accelerate anything else in the sky. The Russians could lock missiles onto it and it was fired on about a 100 times but the missiles were too slow and the SR71 remains one of the very few military aircraft to have never been shot down. we saw some other planes as well… C130's B52's, a hawker hurricane - but for me. the SR71 is the star of the show.
... I cruised along the highway in the pitch black dark.
Oh, another thing did matter. My check engine light. That light had been turning on since January, but I was told not to worry about it until I returned the car to my other final destination in Moses Lake, WA. It's hard not to worry about a silly little light like that, especially when you want to traverse the entire southwest in 2 days in order to see your dearest college friends and make a flight to Japan ...
... and the Dragoon Mountains where Cochise holed up with his men. Other than that the terrain is pretty much the same as Texas until we got nearer to Tucson. The speed limit in New Mexico was 75 and in Arizona it went up to 80. The area we drove through is very sparsely populated and you need to top off your gas tank at every opportunity as you may find ...