Before leaving Arizona, we had one more stop to make. We had been told by many people that the Sonoran Desert Museum, in Tucson, was a must-see. We decided to set up a little ways out of Tucson at Picacho Peak State Park, since Catalina State Park was booked for the weekend. The campground was quite quiet and the internet was speedy fast.
We visited the Sonoran Desert Museum on Friday. It was a great place—lovely cactus blooms, animals( mammals, fish, reptiles, arachnids, and more), and great winding paths. We chose to not take the “real” camera and just focus on enjoying the day (of course, a few i-phone photos didn’t detract from the experience). And it was an enjoyable day—except that we were unable to find the javelinas (I have never seen a live one). The baby prairie dogs almost made up for it, though.
Friday night we met one of Mike’s business peers and her family for dinner. It was a delicious meal and we enjoyed the visit very much. Thanks for agreeing to meet with us Rebecca.
Our original plan was to leave Picacho Peak on Sunday. We decided that, after the busyness of our final days in Mesa, we needed a day of rest. And, so, on Sunday, we stayed put and rested. On Monday morning we were revived and ready to head westward.