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Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yesterday we drove into town and visited the West Wetlands Park.  It was really a disappointment to us.  The pond area was the most interesting in that several folks were sailing R/C sailboats.  The wind was getting a bit wild, so most of them had already taken their boats back on shore.  The walk through the "wetlands" proved to be a dry one.  It appeared that they were just adding water to the area. Perhaps when the water is in place, one will see more birds.  We saw very few and got no bird photos.  The trees and bushes were in bloom, however, and we enjoyed them.  I did get a couple of photos of them.

We received a UPS packet while we were gone.  It contained some documents that needed Lynn's signatures to complete some action. She signed it and we went into Wellton to drop it off at the UPS store. It was s chore just to find the place.  I spent over half an hour on the 'net, but couldn't actually find an address.  The didn't answer their phone.  A person at the office at the park gave us a very vague description of the location..."It's across the street from the Post Office and I think it's also a Feed Store."  That got us within about fifty yards of the place.  Lynn asked in a Mexican Restaurant and we eventually found it.  We dropped the packet off to a not-so-friendly guy and thanked him.  Apparently he wasn't impressed.  He had no answer. So it goes.  Maybe he had gas or some such.  

We 'll be leaving in a couple of hours to go to the Gila Bend area.  It's hee-la-bend, for you Gringoes out there.  We'll then spend a few days exploring the Sonoran Desert National Monument.  There are several mountain ranges there, so we hope to get in some hiking.  The temps are forecast to be in the eighties in Gila Bend...
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jerry on

You write some funny and interesting stuff.

ferd on

Oh that temp would be so nice! Great shots of red blooms! Snow comin' with temps in single digits by Sunday...has been raining! Hugs...

Dennis on

Loved the floors. BTW When near Gila Bend you might go south to Ajo. There's a pretty Spanish style church there and further south, near the border is the Saguaro National.Monument/park.

Mike Noble on

Looks like the desert is blooming...nice shots. Ah, had no choice but I always prefer Federal express. UPS...the boys in brown....remember those ads?-- but they never knew why people were laughing. Have you been to Florida's Everglades National Park? Those have some great wetlands as you can well imagine. Trek on my friends.

cherie on

Matt lolved the Egret pic. Lots of great photos along the trip.

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