We spent a few days in February in Apache Junction, Arizona just east of Phoenix, Arizona. One of those days we drove into Phoenix and took an afternoon walk in the Desert Botanical Gardens.The gardens are one of the best we've seen.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
We spent a great week in Tucson, AZ, one of our favorite cities to visit so far. The RV park we stayed in on previous visits was booked this time so we chose a park near downtown. On the day we visited the Tucson Botanical Gardens we rode our bikes from our van, a seven plus mile trip. Afterwards, we ate pizza for lunch then took The Loop back to the van. Total miles nearly 35. Great day.
We stopped in Guadalupe Mountains National Park for a couple of days on our way to Las Cruces, New Mexico. On the second morning, I left Miranda around 10:30 a.m. and began my assent to Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8,751', via the Guadalupe Peak Trail. The trail is well marked and maintained but is definitely a world of up, climbing 3,000' from Pine Springs Campground where we were camped. The round trip out and back is 8.4 miles.
Steven and Melanie