For those of us who are retired or semi-retired, Monday is just another day except the flea market is not open. So, like I do most every day, I started thinking of places to go and places I have been. Having a means of camping whether it be a tent and sleeping bag or a diesel pusher motor home, we all can get to see the same scenery. Actually, the people with the tents and sleeping bags get to see places and things the others could only dream of. Just ask someone like Gypsy who has hiked the Appalachian Trail.
One of the places that I thought very scenic, was the drive from Apache Junction to Tortilla Flatts in Arizona. Along the way you drive by Canyon Lake. Up until that time, I thought Arizona was nothing but mountains and desert. Where the heck did all this water come from and isn't it absolutely beautiful? Here are a couple of pictures I took when there:
This is no small lake. At the far end there is a huge marina with some very large boats. I have no idea how they got those huge boats in there, since the only road to the area is narrow and very windy with sharp turns and steep drop-offs. Arizona has a lot of different scenes. If you get tired of the flat desert, go to the mountains. If you get tired of the desolation, go to a big city. If you get tired of the arid, parched land, go to the lakes. If you get tired of all the sights, go dig for gold. OK, now I want to go to Arizona. Think that I will wait until cooler weather. The Gold Prospectors Association of America have two "common digs" at their site which is the old ghost town of Stanton. I have been there twice, once at the outing held at the end of the year and once ant the one held around Easter time. I enjoyed both times and really want to get back there again. The people are so friendly and it is so much fun sitting around and talking with people who have the same interest. And of course, a side benefit is the gold you get. Now have a golden day, you hear?