Wednesday, March 3, 2010
So we left colorado last month and headed down through arizona. We camped at Show Low, AZ and at the petrified forest in arizona. That was pretty cool. We then headed down to Tucson AZ to see Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bob. They are both doing fine. We visited Tombstone AZ to see the old mining town which at one point was the biggest city between St Louis and San Francisco. Hard to believe. A 24x7 mining town. We also went up Mount Lemmon to see the big sagura cacti. Way cool.
From there, we headed up to Phoenix for a couple of days. We mostly just settled into a hotel and I got caught up on some work. Once the rain passed, we headed out to Joshua Tree, CA and camped there for 3 days. Beautiful park with tons of boulders, joshua trees, cacti, and ocitillo trees. The kids had fun playing in the boulders.
Turtle and the kids all got a stomach bug over the next 4 days so we headed into palm springs to get a hotel. It turns out I was the only one not to get sick. Even my friend Paul Callo who flew down to climb with me got sick. Go figure.
After leaving palm springs, we camped out at Mojave National Preserve which was very cool as well. We camped at the base of the sand dunes in there which the kids loved. Mike, Wyatt and I climbed the highest Kelso Sand Dune. Next we visited the Hoover dam on the way into Las Vegas and we are currently camped out in Vegas at the Monte Carlo. Sporty should be heading up this weekend to climb if the rain holds out.