Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Monday, April 9 - We pulled out of Apache Junction this morning and headed northwest to Congress, AZ.

We had an interesting experience on our drive up to Congress. We passed a sign warning us to be on the lookout for wild burros. Yeah, right! What are the chances of seeing a burro? Two minutes down the road Paul says, “look” and there stood TWO burros. How cool is that!


We are at the Escapee's North Ranch Park, site 110. Our site is roomy with a picnic table. A very nice campground.

Site 110


Looking to our right.

To our left.

We are parked next door to our friends, Duane & Louise. They are the reason we stopped here. They are a great couple, good friends, and fun to spend time with.

Since we didn't' get to play pickleball in Mission this year, we headed up to the INDOOR Pickleball court for a couple games of Pickleball. We forgot the camera so will have pictures soon of this indoor facility. Those unfamiliar with the game, it is played on a miniature tennis court using large ping pong style paddles. A great game for we seniors.....LOL

We finished the evening by taking Bella, our cat, on a walk through the Saguaro Park located right here in the park and right across the street from our site.


What a beautiful job the park residents have done with this garden. Dozens of cacti planted in their natural desert environment.

Those are the Weaver Mountains in the background.garden-3




They even have name plaques by each plant.

How appropriate…an Easter cactus. easter-cacutus

Red Sage.

In the garden is, Methuselah, one of the oldest Saguaro Cactus in Arizona. They have determined that this cactus has been here since around 1600.


Many birds still call it home.

Bella enjoyed her walk, and we are sure we'll be returning there daily while here in the North Ranch.


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!