A bunch of years ago I saw a special story on CBS's Sunday Morning. I placed going there on my bucket list.
Meet Kathy the owner and baker. When we arrived at the very windy 42 degree Pie Town we saw 3 Cafes. We guessed at which pie cafe we were looking for and we were correct. The large wood stove was kicking out the heat and felt good. The pie counter was bare and I took the only two crust piece of pie they had left. It was New Mexico Apple Pie. Bob had a piece of Coconut Cream. Kathy and the experience was delightful. The pie was excellent.
Kathy advises you call before coming, so you can have the pie of your choice available. Today she had a big bus of college kids come in and they each had a piece of pie so that left her high and dry.
I had to share my piece of pie for pictures because it was the only piece she could hold for others to take her picture. LOL
Another beautiful Arizona State Park near....41 degrees after a 90 degree day kinda killed it for me so I did some evening sewing.
Palo Verte Trees are our favorite. The Green variety has high qualities of chlorophyll in them that makes for the intense green color. The blue varieties are found by water mostly and are a bluish green. Palo Verte is Spanish for green stick. They are the state tree of Arizona and live between 100-400 years. It is the primary nursing plant for baby Saguaros Cactus.
Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction on Lost Dutchman Rd.
This one is for you Beau!
We went north on Power Rd, out of Mesa, to look for the wild horses. We found a few but didn't go any further because we had sandals on. We didn't think it was a good idea to hike to them wearing improper foot wear in snake country. Especially after meeting the gentleman who was a desert guide in the area and we saw his snake boots he had on. He looked at our shoes, with a bit of fear! His advise was no, you do not walk here with those on!
It was a super hot 94 degrees today. I'm not sure if this air conditioned bathroom, was over kill, to beat the heat.
Wild horses drinking by the Salt River.
Randy, my lens was working quite well. After giving the matter of my lens some thought, I remembered it was my Cameron lens that did not fit on Mark IV. The view finder has a lot to be desired. Didn't get great pictures of horses but they were not posing. Below is an ox bow in the Salt River.
Desert flowers everywhere in the past month.
...We made a quick stop at Catalina State Park...so pretty...
Our adventure trip this year did not include many animals. Last but not least we see a ground squirrel and a snake...
Another beautiful day, ending with a sun set to remember.
The mountain turns pink again.
This morning the air was filled with dust and heat. The heat was so intense that the sun's reflection off the trailer melted a 12" long hole in our plastic RV mat; be advised.
On our golf cart ride around the park we meet this not so little guy. I think I found a good reason to save up for some of these veery nice boots at the flea market in Mesa.
...thee End Literally !
We enjoyed this park. Great home made dinners on Thursday and Fridays. Our sun set views each night were stunning. Nice pool and hot tub were enjoyed.
We were playing dominoes at sun set. Bob didn't even win...amazing.
Kay and Marvin's dog Brodie proved to be Gracie's best friend. rode was 9 months old. They ran around and played most of the week. No picture of Kay and Marvin :( ... whats up with that?
Leaving Yuma for Mesa , AZ
Headed into Yuma , on I 10 you can see a big bill board that says "BUILD THE WALL AND CRIME WILL FALL" ( I didn't get a very good picture of it) ...Just saying...
National Park Rangers now have to brief visitors and campers, in what to do when you see illegal activity in the National park...just saying..
Yuma people told us that this wall would be one step, in many, that will help...we are glad that during our many 4X4 treks in the desert we did not find a decaying human. Others are not so blessed. Our hearts go out to the families that have lost loved ones. Loved ones that were lost to false promises made by the evil individuals who are taking families life savings and promising easy access into the USA. It is true that money is the root to all evil.
It is a Biblical fact that we must have our own housed in order before we can help others, without this our help is in vain.
Affordable housing is a mandatory step for all income levels for us to be able to help others humanly.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Park was very unusual in landscape. The Organ Pipe Cactus grows here for miles.
On the way back to Yuma we see the remainder of an old copper mine. The bottom mural was painted on a side of a building next to the fuel station in Ajo, AZ.
The ride from El Golfo to Puerto Penasco had many sand dunes visible along the Sea of Cortez.
Leaving El Golfo we headed out on our own. This was after much consulting with others who travel this regularly. Our venture was 100 miles through the desert and some intense sand dunes. It was very beautiful.
Arrived at the Reef RV Park just in time for spring break. The park filled up on the week end with many young families and many ATVs. Much activity is to be had. One takes their life in their hands if they try ride a golf cart to town 6 miles. We saw no less than 15 police walking on the road ( in one place) stopping the ATVs and having them checked for safety for one reason or the next.
The video below doesn't show well, but it gives a little idea of some of the vast areas people like to ride on. We need to trade the golf cart in for a side by side to ride up closer to the activities.
This cute area, just beyond the RV Park has many very interesting homes.
We took the golf cart into town today and saw mass quantities of fishing boats at the pier.
Up, up and away with many new people going for a ride. It was very windy here every day. We did not go for a ride. Yikes!
This osprey flying here, is feeding it's family in a nest by our RV.
Every night had a beautiful sunset to view.
Mauricio is signing a salt shaker he made. Do I need another salt shaker? I probably do not. But I hope it helped their day. I cannot go to the beach and walk away from these sweet people. Each hand made item was carefully bagged and tied with a ribbon.
On March 13 we left this beautiful area and headed to the Lukeville port of entry. We were limited in how many miles we could travel because Mexico still does not have the low sulpher fuel we need for the truck. Some areas do but not all. The pictures below were taken of the normally sandy road, leaving the park and peninsula. It had rained the day before and the road was near impassable. We were driving on the only dry area. When in the RV one must get used to dirt everywhere.
...it's good to be home...
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After my husbands widow maker heart attack in 2004, the doctor said just relax and enjoy life for a while. So it happened: the 43' NewMar Mountain Aire coach was purchased and the house sold....eventually. Relaxing? Not always! We are truly blessed to spend this time together... and with friends.
September 2015 now traveling with Ford F350diesel dually and Host Mammoth Truck Camper.