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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 28th Apr 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 12-The Saguaros

Remembered last night that AZ doesn't change to Daylight Savings time, they stay on Mountain Time all the time, so we're not in Pacific time.

I promised myself this morning when we started that I wouldn't take a lot of pictures of mountains today.....but that was before we turned the corner and saw that these mountains are covered in Saguaro cactus. Drove about a half hour to the AZ Sonora Desert Museum (thanks to a tip from Jon & Karla).  IT WAS WONDERFUL! It's not really a museum but just exhibits and wildlife in the desert. The cacti are gorgeous and they had baby prairie dogs that just came out of the burrow 2 days ago.  Harry had to drag me out of the hummingbird aviary.  We were bombarded as soon as we walked into it (I had on orange and Harry had on yellow). They swooped down around us and flew around us and had no fear at all of us.  There's also about 7 different kinds (including a bright purple one), not just the ruby throated ones we have in FL. Had lunch in the parking lot and then drove to Saguaro National Park and saw some more giant ones.  They only grow in southern AZ, in Calif. along the Colorado River and in Sonora, Mexico. 

Left there and travelled on to Gila Bend, AZ for the night. Went through lots more desert, the mountains seemed to be further away from us but they're all around us still.  Route 10 has been our main road since FL but we finally turned off and got on Interstate 8 towards San Diego.  We should be able to make it there by tomorrow (about 300 miles) but it'll be a long day.  We only drove 155 miles today. but stopped and saw a lot.  Don't think we'll be stopping much tomorrow.  Got the RV and the truck weighed today-total of 20,680 pounds.  That was Harry's idea, must be a man thing. Was hot today (96) and dry.

We should be in San Diego for 3 nights, maybe 4, planning on going to Baboa Park and the zoo.  Anybody have any suggestions for anything else?

Heather, have fun tomorrow.  Please give Will and Kate our regrets but we had this planned first.


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