Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

We heard about a bird walk at the Arboretum and decided to visit and take in the walk. It is a great place with exhibits from different deserts. Sonoran Desert, Australia Desert, Pine Grove, Chihuahuan Desert, South American Desert. Queen Creek runs through the park so that includes a Riparian area.

Boyce Thompson (3)

Amazing rock formations

Boyce Thompson

Magma Ridge

Boyce Thompson Lowland Leopard Frog

And this cute little fellow a Lowland Leopard Frog.

It was a fun day and the weather was great. Next day trip will be to Show Low with Bill & Karen.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Apache Junction

!0/1 we arrived at Sunrise RV Resort. Our home for 3 months, first time in 10 years we are going to sit in one spot. It seems like a very nice park and very empty right now.

Sunrise RV entrance Dick

Now this area is planted with all colors of petunias. It is very colorful driving into the park.

This is the office, lounge area and pool room.

Office Sunrise RV


Lounge Sunrise RV

Pool Room

Pool Room Sunrise RV

Our site

Our patio Sunrise RV

We have had some storms since we have been here but not the monsoon kind. Great sunsets. This is looking out our front window.


We got here on a Saturday and found out that the Lost Dutchman Superstition Museum was free this weekend. We made plans to go visit on Sunday.

Lost Dutchman Museum

20 Stamp Mill


20 Stamp Mill

AZ Yellow Bell

AZ Yellow Bell


AZ Brittlebush

On the grounds of the museum they have moved the Elvis Chapel along with the barn and a saloon from a western movie set that burned. I had my picture taken with Elvis in the Chapel.

Rockey & friend Elvis

On one of our walks we came across this huge Saguaro on a vacant lot.

Lrg Saguaro Rockey Apache Junction

Monday, November 7, 2011

Las Vegas

We arrived at Las Vegas TT and parked near Walter & Margaret friends we met in Texas our first year traveling. We are only here for 4 days and my bucket list is way too full. To make things harder it is supposed to be hot.

Las Vegas TT 

Our site, yes it look like we are sitting pretty close together and you would be right. Sam’s Town is close so we decided to go eat there after taking in the Hoover Dam and the new bridge. Walt & Margaret went with us.

Sam's Town Casino (2)

The food was good at TGI Friday’s. We walked around the casino and the garden area.

Water feature & Eagle at Sam's Town Casino

Water feature at Sam’s.

Bear at Sam's Town Casino

The new Hoover Dam bridge is very impressive.

New bridge at Hoover Dam

Mike O’Callaghan is a former Governor of NV and Pat TIllman all American football player that was killed while serving in the military in Afghanistan. 

New bridge at Hoover Dam (3)

The new bridge.

New bridge at Hoover Dam (2)


View from New bridge at Hoover Dam (2)

This is a view from the new bridge.

Dick and Rockey hoover dam

Margaret & I walked all the way across the bridge this is about where Walter & Dick turned back.

Walt and Margaret

Walter & Margaret

Dick & Walter

Dick & Walter waited for us in the shade. We made one more stop to take in the view of Lake Mead. Then on to Sam’s Town to eat.

Lake Mead