Fray Marcos De Niza
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It was quite windy as we left the house today - not great conditions for birdwatching but it is so gorgeous round here that just being outside is a pleasure.
First stop the grasslands at the bottom of the hill. Nothing much about as suspected in this weather just a couple of flycatchers braving the breeze. The lovely creekside nature trail was better and our favourite spot here was the black throated grey warbler. Nice.
Next was the Santa Rita Lodge where ...
... first place. All in all, a fabulous place. So glad we made the effort.
Back in the car, we made our way to Madera Canyon via the beautifully scenic hwy 62 via Box Canyon. We arrived at the lovely Chuparosa Inn around 5pm, just in time for some fading light birdwatching. Chicken salad and Pinot Grigio for tea before falling asleep in the silence of the forest.
What a great ...
... I quickly realized I didn't want to lug around that heavy extra bag so I just left it to be found at the edge of a parking lot.
I walked across the boarder and just at the outside gate I asked where to get the tourist visa. Fortunately I did because it was inside the entry hidden away. Got the papers started then had to go to the bank within the complex to pay the bill and then got the visa yay!!! Outside I found a taxi to take me to the ...
Stinken 39 degrees things were definitely heating up and we were becoming to realise that the dessert during summer is not the best idea.
Getting closer to Grand Canyon which is exciting. Took a walk down to the river and to check out the view, shopped a little before buying an ice-cream to settle down before getting back on the bus.
... What? Scorpion hunting tonight by flashlight? COOL!! And later Christy will demonstrate her free style dancing with dogs (I am not making this up). She’s an award winning author on the subject.
I did get stung by a bee. It was a topic for days. At least for me.
I have come to love the Arizona sun in February. Deeply intense and tingly. I am turning into a sun slut like my buddy ...