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

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Picacho Peak State Park

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Thursday, March 29, 2012

After a few setbacks this morning, we got out of our "sub-standard" RV park and headed north.  It was about a seventy-five mile trip and went smoothly.  The Navigator on the phone seemed to be having a bad hair day, but it finally shaped up after Lynn's persuasion.  I had remembered the exit off of I-10, so wasn't worried.  The traffic came in waves.  I usually like to travel in the center of the three lanes, but when an eighteen-wheeler passes me on each side simultaneously, I get a bit nervous.  I chose the outside lane as a result and it worked better.

We are now at Picacho Peak State Park.  This is the site of the northernmost Civil War battle in Arizona.  But, I've already mentioned that...  The peak is obvious from miles away.  It's still a great landmark and has been for a long time.  It juts about fifteen-hundred feet above the surface and is very impressive.  

After we got situated, we took a little drive to get acquainted with the area.  There are a number of hikes, which we hope to take.  Lynn suggested that we take a short one, in spite of the heat...85˚, at the time.  I have to admit that I was not enthused, but went along with the idea.  I'm glad we did.  The cacti are in bloom here.  Several varieties are either blooming or budded and ready.  We took the Children's Cave trail and saw several.  Pics are included, of course.

Then, we drove to a Pilot Truck Stop to buy some tickets for the MegaMillions Lottery.  Joe said to do it, so to show him "props", aka respect, we made the investment.  I'm pretty sure we'll come out very well, since the odds of winning are apparently the same as being struck by lightning twice...in the same day.  Who knows?  It COULD happen.

I did a little nap and then we cooked dinner.  I cooked shrimp on the barby with Lowrey's and a dash of cayenne.  These were added to pasta and topped with Alfredo sauce that Lynn came up with.  Add a bit of Chinese Cabbage Salad and it was a well-balanced and tasty meal.

The sunset this evening was a good one.  The nasty air generated by the citizens of Tucson adds to it.  I got a few decent shots for your review.

We'll be here for three nights and then move to North Phoenix to prepare to ship Lynn and her goodies home.  

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George on

Yeah, I wish I was there, too. I felt like screaming today, but I didn't want to disrupt your peace and tranquility.

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