Cross Creek Cottages
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... ranges are still ever present, but the rolling foothills at their base don't have that same desert scrub look. One of my favorite parts of traveling, is seeing all the different types of geographical landscapes our country has to offer.
On our way through the the foothills, we saw a large group of Pronghorns grazing on the dried grasses of the high desert. They saw us and, as if on cue, they all ...
... Apache threat and secure the border with Mexico. The area is so desolate and barren, as an old army description of the fort states, "It's the only fort in the Continental United States where you can go AWOL for three days and they can still see you leaving"! So, as you can imagine, there is an abundance of wildlife here.
We are spending the month of December here, so there will be ...
... call it.
The Newfie's are very friendly and interesting. The country is rugged, sparsely populated and beautiful especially on the western coast. Every harbor and cove was picturesque (as you can tell from the many pictures we took of them). We got to see lots of whales, moose and icebergs.
There were many memorable events during the trip, but many of them happened while in Newfoundland. One event of ...
... inhabitants. Now there is only one gold mine that is being worked – the Wasp mine – but it hasn't produced any gold for about 40 years now. But there is a better story to tell about gold mines – the story of the Lost Dutchman. Seems that a German immigrant found a huge vein of gold in the Superstition Mountains and boasted throughout the town of his find and even showed off samples, but before he could mine it he died unexpectedly ...
The next morning I wandered down to the visitor's center and discovered that Patagonia Lake State Park is an Audubon Club site. A birder's paradise! Everyone was walking around with huge binoculars and telescopic lenses on their cameras. My little Canon EOS was miniscule by comparison.
Barb went for a guided hike that morning and viewed over forty different species of birds. (I ...