We haven’t spent much time on the bike here this year yet. It’s been cooler, and we got a great deal on a private car rental so we’ve been cruising in a convertible with the top down on warmer days.
We’ve also been participating in more activities in the resort, and not doing as much site seeing as last year. But, we have had a few adventures lately.
A couple of weeks ago we drove out to Papago Park, a half-hour drive north-west from here. We’d seen the big hole in the rock last year, but didn’t figure out how to get to it. This year Jim did some research and we discovered this interesting hike and beautiful park.
The walk up to the “Hole in the Rock” was an easy climb. It’s a very popular spot. It was difficult to get some of the shots we wanted without a crowd of people in them, but we managed a few dozen.
After we left the hole, we walked up another hill to Governor Hunt’s Tomb, a National Monument in memory of the First Governor of Arizona. I found it interesting that his mother’s maiden name was Yates, the same as my mother. Maybe we are related!
From there we made our way back down to the treed oasis in the centre of the park. The late afternoon sun was perfect for snapping photos
An area of picnic tables by the pond would have been a great place to enjoy a picnic dinner. We’ll have to go back another day.