The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
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... weather is year round.
Once the water play was done & the kids were cold, we all got changed & headed out to try out both of the play structure that were near by. The kids seemed to enjoy playing on both structures but Jon probably enjoyed the 2nd structure more because he chose to climb a rope pyramid & went all the way to top. :)
Once we were finished at the play structure we went back to house where the kids had some chocolate ...
... as the molten copper sate in the ladle…
So about 26 miles from the house we've found SASCO on a web sight called Ghost Towns and History of the American West… we thought it would be a fun thing to do while our friends, Dale & Gail are in town to spend some time out in the country running around ...
... plant peanuts. I suggested maybe they should have skipped the horrible beans and planted more peanuts and other foods that they could even preserve. Guess one of the 8 should have been a farmer.
They created several environments that you will see in the pictures. They put in a large rain forest area, and ocean with waves, current etc. and a desert. They also had a very large area that was for farming their own food. Because the 3 1/2 acre building is the most air ...
... cool. They would make very good walking sticks.
It seems we've gotten lucky because we try to see at least one thing that makes the day worthwhile. First day we saw a lizard that was a bit larger than the normal small one. Second day Dad saw a snake as we were driving back to the visitors center. Third day we saw the amazing Gila monster. The airbnb place we stayed was very nice. Had our own ...
We got to the trailhead early this morning. The trail looked to be longer than it turned out to be, but parts of it were rather "severe", as opposed to moderate. The trekking poles did the job and added a lot of security to the hike, especially when descending the rocky steps.
The view from the overlook was good, but finding two caches on the way back was the real highlight. I made a trade for an antler fashioned into a whistle. I'll drop it later ...
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