Where are we today ?
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A very warm night ayr the Casino, windows open and 57 f at 5 am, loving this weather as we continue to head to lower elevations in the southwest. A nice sunrise over the Casino this morning and got a few early morning walkabouts , just because I could. No need to rush today only a couple of hours down the road to relocate.
|nice sunrise over the Casino|
|Stopped by the fountains to meditate for a bit|
Then by 9 am we are heading on down the road, By pass Tucson to hwy 86 a nice 2 lane road through very scenic countryside.
|nice road and very little traffic|
This is where we get to enjoy probably the most Saguaro Cactus we have seen in our travels. Always enjoy this route.
|also the teddy bear Cactus that are amazing as well|
|Forests of these Saguaro cactus everywhere|
About 11:30 am we pulled into Coyote Howls East to hang our for a week. Primitive (dry camping) that we were at last year. Love it here. Only $40.00 a week and includes free wifi, available water , sewage dump stations, garbage disposables, flush toilets, pay showers, and a very nice laundry as well. A pretty good deal in our minds and some large open private sites as well.
|this the place|
Here we are all set up in time to make lunch.
|a very nice private site|
|over near the washrooms some tent sites as well|
Now after lunch we can enjoy a very nice afternoon with our e-readers just the 2 of us=perfect !
|really love it here, so quiet|
|this is our view from our chairs|
I finished one book and began a new one J.A Jance and just so happens that this one is about this area how cool is that?
|another page turner|
Soon time for supper so gonna reheat the rest of our Chicken pot pie from last night. Easy to do on our Weber Q Preheat the Q set this trivit below on the grill (cover with foil) And set the pan on it for about 35 minutes to heat it up.
|trivet (cake cooling rack)|
|1/2 hour or so and nicely heated through again|
|just added a salad and another tasty supper|
About the time the we done cooking we can enjoy a not too bad desert sunset.
|a nice way to end a wonderful day|
|only 127 miles today a nice drive|
That was it for us, today about 83f and cloud cover all day here but we are still outside 7:30 pm about 65f really loving this winter weather. Posting this blog and enjoy our e-readers, what's no to love about the southwest?
Glad that ya'll dropped by and sure hope you had a great day as well.
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I enjoy those open scenic roads a lot. When you got to the campground, you got a super site...open and pretty private! Enjoy your week there.ReplyDelete
Most of these sites are very private another reason we love it here. Also the price is excellent as well.Delete
We have traveled in that area and always enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
t sure is a nice place to enjoy, love the back roads and desert scenery!Delete
Did you notice any of the 'crested' Saguaro along the highway? There are a couple nice ones. You certainly have timed it for a great time of year to visit. AZ has some of the best place names - Top of the World, Nothing, Why ....ReplyDelete
I actually did see one as we zipped by but too late to stop and take a picture. We love the fames of these Arizona towns.Delete
The wether is perfect too.
Looks quiet and peaceful. Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
We will Deb, sure is peaceful scenes and relaxing.Delete
We saw our first Saguaro cactus today. They are certainly impressive!ReplyDelete
You found a great place to hang out.
The Saguaro ar impressive, really love them. This is a wonderful place to hang out.Delete
Love that desert down there! I see you passed by Kitt Peak Observatory. For future reference, it is a great place to visit. No telescopes to look through but very interesting, specially the Solar Observatory where they had a projected image of the sun!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip Croft I was thinking of checking it out we drove by and was curious.Delete
Love highway 86 also. When I visited Kitt Peak in 2014, they had a temporary small telescope set up on one of the paths for the viewing of sun spots. It was very interesting to see through. I drove up using the toad. The views going up the road to the top are awesome.ReplyDelete
Thanks Peter will keep that in mind.Delete
How cool to read a book about the area you're in. Must have made everything more real. :c)ReplyDelete
Yes J.A.Jance writes a lot of books about the southwest, Bisbee, Benson, Tucson, Why, Sierra vista , nice too visit these areas in our travels.Delete
I tried your pot pie recipe. Not on the Q, but in the oven. It was delicious!! Thank you for another good dinner!!ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it, I use the oven to make it but the Q works to heat it when we have it set up.Delete
Looks like an awesome spot you have, great views. I take note of all the great places you stay.ReplyDelete
It is awesome and very reasonable with free wifi as well.Delete
Coyote Howls, another one we'll have to remember. Another great day and great spot. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Yes Coyote howls EAST is the one we love such friendly people too.Delete
You're getting a long way down there in the SW!ReplyDelete
Yes Stew were sure are and loving it !Delete
The weather and scenery amazing !
That's a pretty good deal. iI like primitive more than private awning to awning campgrounds.ReplyDelete
This is why we love it here ! And the price perfect !Delete