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Up early again and headed towards the famous Apache Trail. We stopped at Goldfields Ghost Town. Cute but very touristy. It was only 9am, so there were hardly any people there. We continued on and drove past Canyon Lake. Wow! This huge boating lake tucked away in these spectacular red desert mountains. There were people picnicking, swimming, jetskiing, fishing and boating - with nothing around them but desert. It was like a mirage.
We continued onto a dirt road ...
... grows in Maricopa County, Arizona, and is 13.8 meters (45.3 ft) tall with a girth of 3.1 meters (10 ft). These cacti can grow anywhere from 40 to 60 feet. They grow slowly from seed, and never from cuttings. Whenever it rains, saguaros soak up the rainwater. The cactus will visibly expand, holding in the rainwater. It conserves the water and slowly consumes ...
We spent a fantastic Holiday with our son and family . Had way to much to eat. Watched fireworks.
Had a great time with our granddaughters.
Now we are off again. Not sure where we are going, or what we are going to do yet.
There is such an incredible magic here in the desert
A beauty that ...
... bees but nothing unexpected. Only stopping once, I made it back to the trail head almost an hour ahead of everyone. We were all dead tired. The dogs had to be lifted into the car because they could no longer stand. We made it out and celebrated at Tortilla Flats restaurant.
I suffered a major sunburn and a few cuts and bruises but loved almost every minute of it. There is nothing I love more than being on my own in the wild. ...
... the story of mining's leavings is a sad one. Montana knows well what happens when open pit mining companies rape the land, export the cash and turn their backs on the toxic mess they leave behind.
Arizona laid off 3,000 mine workers in the last two years, then re-hired about a fourth of them this year as copper prices climbed again.
It's a rough life being a miner.
Oh wow, don't get me started. Shawn's gonna cream me.