Sunday, June 5, 2016

Trip Report

We're back home after a month on the road.  Good trip, but we're tired  and there's still stuff to unload.  Honey has been doing washing all day, and I have to make a trip to the store if we want to eat tonight.
Our first stop was going to be Stephen F. Austin State Park at San Felipe, Texas, but they contacted me the week before we left and cancelled our reservations.  The bridge leading into the park had been swept away by flood waters, so there wasn't any way in.
We held off leaving for a day and went to our second stop.  Spent two nights in Kerrville at Kerrville-Schreiner Park on the banks of the Guadalupe river.  Our old pals and traveling buddies, Travis and Cheryl Shelton, met up with us there.  Honey loves deer, and the park is full of them - even a herd of Axis deer in the campground across the road from the river.
An overnight stop in Ft. Stockton and one in Deming, New Mexico, got us to Southern Arizona and the first real stop on our trip.  We stayed at Catalina State Park in Tucson, and the entire desert was in bloom.

It was getting hot in Tucson - nothing like the 110 expected today, but hot enough.  
We took a trip up to the top of Mount Lemmon,where the temperature really is 30 degrees cooler.
 There were Roadrunners all around the campsite, but never when I had my camera.  I did get a picture of Wiley Coyote.
From Tucson, we headed to Cottonwood, AZ, and Dead Horse Ranch State Park, where we spent a week. The park has nice campsites, a great little fishing lake, and makes a good center of operations for visiting Tuzigoot National Monument, the old gold-mining town of Jerome, and , of course, Sedona.

The Sheltons said goodbye at Cottonwood and headed for Las Vegas to visit a grandson stationed at Nellis AFB.  We stayed another day then headed for Colorado.  I'll tell you all about that tomorrow.

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