We made another road trip with them last week traveling south to Oracle then north up AZ 77 to Globe and back through Superior. It was lightly under 200 miles (315 kms).
Today, we are taking our neighbour Carol up to Phoenix for a medical appointment then we will be taking her for a followup on Monday so I won't be leading ATV rides both days.
We've had some fairly cool weather including a bit of frost as well as two storms that dumped 1.23 and 1.08 inches of rain on us. One of the storms had some pretty serious winds with it overnight and it wasn't good for sleeping as it sound like our roof over the motor home was about to depart with all the slamming and banging going on.
We celebrated the American Thanksgiving with eight of us eating in the park model. We had a great day visiting and eating. Aileen had bought a fresh turkey at Sprouts and by doing it online, they gave her a 10% discount on our total bill so the turkey cost about $5. Such a deal!
The Thumb from Granny's Pass
The first Desert Bighorn this fall in Box Canyon
Cattle along the Gila River
These two shots are east of the Gila River
Logger-head Shrike out behind our park
Male Northern Flicker out behind our park
Abandoned mine north of Oracle, AZ on Hwy 77
Some healthy Saguaro cactus along AZ 77
Near Mammoth, AZ
Rock climbers near Superior, AZ
The large blue mountain is Superstition Mtn. To the left of it, greater Phoenix spreads out for the next sixty or so miles.
Neat sky at Box Canyon
Supper near Box Canyon
Barrel cactus with fruit
The Gila River
Saguaro and fluffy clouds
The San Pedro River. We had thought we were going to drive across and explore that road until we saw this. We only got just over an inch of rain but near the headwaters of the San Pedro there was over three inches that fell causing this massive flooding. The San Pedro flows into the Gila at Winkleman and the next day this water made it to Florence so the Gila was in flood stage too.
After our rain, the creeks above Superior had some nice waterfalls
There were five of these Harris' Hawks, the other three were on another cactus. Harris' Hawks hunt together in packs, unlike most other hawks.
Scrawny cow but nice coloring