Ahhh, Summer in the Winter...
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
Gilbert Ray Campground
We were off to Tucson today, but I really didn't want to take another Interstate. I used google maps to set up a route to the east and then down past the Superstition Mountains near Globe. We didn't go as far as globe, but to a town just before it. Then we headed down AZ 177, a "black line" road on Lynn's map. It was narrow, but scenic. I wondered why there were so many motorcycles, until I saw the sign that read the Copper Corridor Scenic Road. It was super twisty and crossed several small mountains with many grades of ten percent. A good time to gear down and take our time. There's a huge open-pit copper mine right by the road, about half way
We couldn't decide whether to stay at Catalina Lake CG or Gilbert Ray, which is closer to Tucson. Ultimately, we wandered further and got lost, kinda, east of Tucson and ended up at Gilbert Ray. It's in the Sonoran Desert, one for our favorite places. The Tucson Desert Museum is not far from here. Our friend Pete took us there last year. He's a member, so had some passes for entry. We're staying here two nights, at least. High winds are forecast for tomorrow with the front coming in, so I'd just as soon be planted in one spot, so to speak, to see what happens.
As usual, the sunset was outstanding
We will be heading down toward Sierra Vista in a few days to visit Joe's wife's Mel's parents. We didn't get together last year, so hope it works out this trip. We plan on staying at Fort Huachuca, just a few miles from them.
Lynn is playing a hot game of solitaire as I write this. She asked it I'd like to play a game of cards and I had to honestly answer, "Not yet."
I don't think I've mentioned it, but Lynn got a new Nexus 10 Android tablet for her birthday/Christmas. She's enjoying it and we're both learning the ins and outs of tablature. I've put a new navigation App called Copilot Premium Live on it and it should be a great help for us as wanderers. It has maps for all of North America, so we're excited to figure out how it all works. It's all good.
Today, Thursday, we took a morning walk around the camp, about two miles. I got a few photos of the area and flora. We saw a few speedy birds which apparently didn't want to be shot, photo-wise, that is.
The wind blew off and on and a cold front should be here this eve, bringing freezing temps. It' still all good.
See you soon, on paper, that is...