Picacho Peak

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.

Spotted this flying over us - any idea of vintage?

Spotted this flying over us - any idea of vintage?

Nature at work

Nature at work

Sometimes just textures catch my eye

Sometimes just textures catch my eye

Creosote bush blooming

Creosote bush blooming

MsBoyink and her new short do

MsBoyink and her new short do

Boyink in outdoor sun mode

Boyink in outdoor sun mode

Trains in the distance feel like a toy

Trains in the distance feel like a toy

Saguaro Flower spotted

Saguaro Flower spotted

This one is full of buds

This one is full of buds

When the real animal is hiding, Mom takes on the role

When the real animal is hiding, Mom takes on the role

Storytortoise

Storytortoise

Everyone wants to be a tortoise

Everyone wants to be a tortoise

Blooms at the Sonoran Desert Museum

Blooms at the Sonoran Desert Museum

Blooms at the Sonoran Desert Museum

Blooms at the Sonoran Desert Museum

Blooms at the Sonoran Desert Museum

Blooms at the Sonoran Desert Museum

Mike's favorite - Flowering ocotillo

Mike's favorite - Flowering ocotillo

Sonoran Desert Museum

Sonoran Desert Museum

1 Comment Picacho Peak

  1. Picture of Brian DBrian DApril 26, 2013

    It’s a B-17 flying fortress, WWII Bomber. That particular one is Nine-O-Nine and was built by boeing at the end of the war and never actally saw combat. Only a few dozen out of thousands still exist in flying condition.

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