Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Catalina State Park, Tucson, AZ


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This is our third stay at Catalina State Park in Oro Valley just north of Tucson. It’s a very nice park in an upscale area of Tucson, with a convenient new Wal-Mart just across the road from the park. We are spending 2 weeks while Jim has cataract surgery. He went for his pre-op appointment yesterday and the surgery is next Weds the 23rd.

It’s been in the mid to upper 80’s this week, so we were lucky to get a power site when we got here Monday morning. This is a very popular park and just a month or so ago they opened an overflow area so they don’t have to turn people away as in the past.

This morning we walked the Nature Trail and Birding Trail, each a mile long loop, and two trails we hadn’t been on when we were here before. One of the nice things about the campground is there are lots of hiking trails all within walking distance, and they’re all very scenic if you like the Sonoran desert.

March 2011


Jim spotted this horned toad (we think) on the trail today. It blended so well with the dirt it was easy to miss.


Will the excitement never end!


  1. That's a cool photo of the horny toad (as we used to call them when we were kids!). Nice park.

  2. Jim, best wishes on the upcoming surgery.

    We love Catalina SP - been there twice. Very nice place.

    - Joe

  3. Thanks Joe, I am doing my best to keep the medical economy strong.


  4. Wonderful pics...pray Jim's surg goes well.