Here are some pictures from the desert between 29 Palms and Phoenix. First the salt mine about 20 miles east of 29 Palms with a whirlwind kicking up.
And another one of the salt mine
The highway that is long and straight except for this one crook because of the California aquaduct
A mountain along the roadside in western Arizona between the border and Phoenix
Today we enjoyed more time and a great breakfast with Jody before leaving Mesa. Then we traveled south and east on I-10, stopping first at Casa Grande for a few minutes. Then on through Tucson and down to Tombstone. We were disappointed with Tombstone because it is so totally commercialized. It was also much colder than we expected and had dressed for. We did however spend over an hour there and saw all there was to see before coming on over to Wilcox.
Here is a giant Saguaro cactus at the Casa Grande Outlet Mall
Driving on the two lane interstate highway, we were so thankful for the beautiful wildflowers which were so abundant just after we passed Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm
And the wildflowers grew right into the cholla cactus garden
Another intersting sight was Picacho Peak. We could see it for many miles and it looked like this:
and when we got beside it, it looked like this
Here are all the pictures from Tombstone that we took.
And finally, the Apache ten commandments on a poster that I took a picture of. I love these:
Remember, you can double click on any of these pictures and enlarge them for a better look. That's all for today, folks.