Monday, March 12, 2018

Back to Apache Junction

After visiting with the WINs in Parker, I moved back to Apache Junction to finish up my medical appointments and equally boring stuff. I stayed at the Elks Lodge -

Which has a beautiful view of the Superstition Mountains.

One day I went on a 4-wheel drive outing with a couple of friends through Bulldog Canyon.

The colors were just amazing!

A different view of the Superstition Mountains.

With Weaver's Needle way in the distance.

On another day, I went on a hike on the Hieroglyphic Trail with my sister Barbara, "brother-in-law" Ron, and some of their friends.

Along the way, we saw some grinder holes, where the ancient ones ground their corn.

And at the end, we saw some pretty impressive petroglyphs.

There was some water nearby. Is this where they washed their clothes?

The view at the end of the trail.

Way up there, Abe Lincoln is watching over us!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Parking in Parker

After Quartzsite, the WINs and I moved on to Parker. The best thing we did while there was a hike in Buckskin Mountain State Park. It was marked as "easy," and started out right along the Colorado River.

That rating was probably provided by a 20-year-old, because it quickly started going uphill.

Up and down and up and down...

We found several old mines -

Where's the gold?

Our group at one of the peaks.

Looking down on the Colorado River.

Afterwards, we went to the Visitor Center, where they had some really cool RUSTY STUFF!

While in Parker, we had the Super Blue Blood Moon, the Lunar Eclipse. Very difficult to photograph because it was so dark.

And then another good night at a great stop!