Canyon de Chelly National Monument has been on our “wish list” of places to go for quite some time now. We had planned to visit it two years ago but they closed it due to COVID. Located in northeastern Arizona on Navajo Reservation lands, the national monument is actually owned by the Navajo Tribal Trust. … Continue reading Canyon de Chelly – Navajo Nation
Knock on Wood?
What does the Petrified Forest National Park and Costa Rica have in common? At one time the land in northeastern Arizona was at the same latitude as current day Costa Rica and it was a tropical rain forest. What remains is preserved in one of America’s oldest parks, which was declared a national monument in … Continue reading Knock on Wood?
Arizona’s Third Largest City – Mesa
Superstition Mountain at Sunset Celia and I had planned to be in cooler temperatures by now but life sometimes changes your plans. We had been staying in Benson, AZ at the Escapees Park, which is a wonderful place to visit. While we were there, we spent the day in the Emergency department in Tucson. After … Continue reading Arizona’s Third Largest City – Mesa
Unexpected Finds and Good Times in the Desert
So we are folding clothes in the campground laundromat after returning from the East Coast and we strike up a conversation with another couple there. We got to talking about things to do in the area and they asked, “Have you been to the Basha Museum?” We have been in the Phoenix area many times … Continue reading Unexpected Finds and Good Times in the Desert
Asked to Leave Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Arizona
Note: We got a knock on the door this afternoon by a ranger who informed us that we have less than 48 hours to leave the park campground before it is completely closed. They report that there are new CDC directives that call for the use of additional personal protective equipment for cleaning facilities which … Continue reading Asked to Leave Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Arizona