Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Another beautiful day.

Location, Picacho Peak, AZ

Beautiful weather with lows over night in the 50’s and daytime temps in the 70’s.

We had a low key morning and then drove over to Rooster Cogburn’s Ostrich Farm down the road from the RV Park. We didn’t pay the $5 fee to see the ostrich’s as I think it is more of a come on than for what you see.

We next drove to Picacho Peak State Park and paid the $7 daily fee to checkout the camp grounds (each site has electric). There was a long line of RV’s entering and we had to wait to get into the park. It seemed to take forever for the volunteers to work the computer and move the line.

We checked out the camp ground loops and picnic sites and walked a short way up the three and a half mile trail leading to Picacho Peak. There was too much loose gravel for Clyda to walk comfortably on this trail even with a hiking stick.
 Trail to Picacho Peak.

So green! These are flowers and should be beautiful shortly.

I finally pulled out the awning to dry it out. It has been rolled up since last June when we camped at Lopez Lake. Considering all that, it wasn’t too bad and dried quickly in the low humidity and slight breeze.

There is a lot of highway and train noise here but for the most part we ignore it. Thank goodness, they don’t whistle for any crossings near here.

This is a really nice park but for the highway and trains being so close it would be a real winner. We have stayed here several times in the past, usually for only a few days as there is not much to see nearby. Several years ago they started adding park models in the back and selling them. I am surprised how many they actually have now.

They did something most parks could emulate. Only every other site has an RV in it. This is really nice as long as there are a limited number of visitors. Of course, when there are more RV’s, they fill in the empty slots.

Tomorrow we will move on to southwest Tucson for at least a week. We have lots of places to visit and things to see.