Friday 4th December, 2014
Can it be December already? Time flies when you’re having fun. We took a trip to the local Botanical Garden which means cactus in Arizona. These burly beasts are called Montrose Totem Poles.
A lovely display of Golden Barrels.
Even the fruit on this Prickly Pear has clusters of fine thorns. Touching one of these puppies has painful consequences. Don’t ask how I know!
A different type of Prickly Pear. At least the thorns on the pads are easy to see.
This Teddy Bear cactus has really pretty fruit.
We decided to try an overnighter in the car. Dean took the back seats out making a nice sleeping area. A couple of air mattresses and our baby camper was set to go.
A great evening in the campground. Dean got to play with fire and we watched caveman TV. Other than Dean’s air mattress going flat we had a pretty comfy night. I did anyway.
We ticked off another National Park off our list after a visit to Tonto National Monument. These cliff dwellings are at least 700 years old.
The dry climate has helped preserve these interesting dwellings. It was a long hike down the hill to a tiny spring.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving Day. I picked some lemons and foliage from our neighbors tree to decorate the table.
Great friends and plenty to eat and drink. What more could we ask for.
Our friend Donna is giving Dean a lesson in French braiding.
One of these days he will be able to manage this!