Monday, April 11, 2011

Leaving Tucson

Jim saw the eye doctor this morning and she said everything looked good. His vision is still fluctuating some during the day so she advised him to wait until that settles down and then go to an optometrist to get checked for new glasses. So he got the green light to leave Tucson, yeah!
The weather was crazy here last week. We went from highs in the 90’s to a couple days of strong winds, then it barely got to 50 on Saturday with rain and  some sleet. The higher elevations got snow and they even opened the ski resort at Mount Lemmon on Sunday.
A snow picture from our Sunday morning hike.
Yesterday afternoon we took a ride to the Dairy Queen near Picacho Peak, about 35 miles away, to meet up with Debbie, who is staying in Casa Grande. We inadvertently kept a couple of her levelers we borrowed and forgot to give back before we parted ways last month. Plus we wanted to say goodbye before we go our separate ways for the summer. We hope to meet up again in the fall.
This afternoon we took one more hike in Catalina State Park. We didn’t quite make it to the Romero Pools a few weeks ago, so this time we drove to the trailhead so we would “only” have a 2.8 mile hike to the pools. Unfortunately about 2.5 of those miles are uphill on a very rocky trail.
Since Jim’s gall bladder surgery we haven’t done many really strenuous hikes, and we both did a lot of heavy breathing going up. The views were great, though, and we got to the point where we could see the pools and decided we were close enough.
Look closely, there is water down there.
There were even a few blooming cacti.
Tomorrow we are leaving for Willcox, Az to check out Chiricahua National Monument. It will be nice to go somewhere new for a change.

1 comment:

  1. We really enjoyed Chiricahua! So glad the eye is healed enough and you are able to travel around some more. Its a great drive to the top at Chiricahua.