Tucson, Arizona

Sunday February 1st 2015

Crikey, I can’t believe a whole month has whipped by since my last post.  We moved a massive 100 miles down to Tucson a couple of weeks ago.  A change is as good as a rest, is our motto.

We have been busy pickleballing and hiking in the area.  One of our favorite places to hike is Sabino Canyon in north Tucson.  We decided on a nice 10 mile loop trail for a good day out.  It looked pretty easy and well marked from the map in the visitors center.

Surprisingly there is was quite a bit of water running in this desert area.

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This Saguaro cactus skeleton is still managing to stay upright amongst it’s living relatives.

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I asked Dean to move this rock out of my way.  He is such a good guy and was happy to oblige.

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Tucson city is in the distance.  The trail was pretty good so far.

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This is where we lost the trail.  We figured at this point either go on over the hills in front and bushwhack down a steep but shorter route or possibly spend the evening backtracking down the way we came up, or hunker down for the night between some boulders.

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That little knob in the distance is where we bushwhacked down from.  It was at least a 1500 foot drop down to the road.

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We had to slip, slide and scramble through cactus and scratchy shrubbery.  You can see why this specimen  is called a fishhook cactus.  Thank goodness we did not land on any of these.  Almost every plant in the desert seems to have thorns, spikes or hooks.

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However several other kinds managed to attach themselves to our legs and arms.

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By the time we made it to the tram stop, we were a bit bashed up.

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A shower, the couch, ice packs and adult beverages helped ease our pain although it is taking quite a while for all those scratches and scrapes to heal up.

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Over Christmas Jay scarfed down a lot of my cheese and took a wheel home too.  We just had two days of rain so I buckled down and fixed another couple of wheels.  Should be ready in 4-6 weeks.

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My lovely sons also snagged most of my soap at Christmas.  Hope you are staying nice and clean lads!  Had to get a few more batches done to replenish my stock.  Now the sun is shining again and it is time pickleball.

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1 Response to Tucson, Arizona

  1. Martina Kirkwood says:

    The dessert looks to be brutal when you get off the beaten path. Looks like you are still having fun. We sure appreciated the short videos Rose. See you soon

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