I have been looking forward to, and talking about, this day for almost 20 years! At the earliest moment I could, I hurried over to the local Forest Ranger station, and forked over the best $10 I ever spent.
And I got a little plastic card in return. What is it? Let's zoom in and enhance it like they do on TV...
(Well, maybe they do it better...) But here it is - my very own Senior Pass!!!!! I can now go to any National Park, National Monument, or any other National Area for FREE! I can also get half price camping in most of those areas with campgrounds.
After all that excitement, Max led us on a back country trip through Bulldog Canyon north of Mesa. It's an Off Highway Vehicle area and requires a permit, which I got for FREE!!!
The scenery was great.
We looked a little lost with the kayaks on top of the cars - no water around here.
While we were stopped, Judy saw this butterfly or moth, and we were all running around trying to get a picture. I should have taken a movie of that instead! There aren't very many flowers out yet, in spite of the rain we've had, but this little fellow managed to find one.
They try to keep you on the road, but there were a few places where you could be a daredevil if you were so inclined.
I loved the outfit on this spectator. Not the kind of thing I'd ever think of wearing to go 4-wheeling! (Looks like the car has seen better days...)
Ooooh! A cowboy! Or maybe a wanna be.
And another one!
This looked like a tourist ride - 2 mules pulling a "surrey with no fringe on top." All in all, a great day! Thanks, Max.