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Published: March 24th 2011
Doe Mtn Tr.
We have been going at a slower pace since Ron broke his toe. Not much to do for the piggy that cried wee wee wee all the way home, but ice, rest and tape. We did an afternoon at the Fort McDowell casino in Fountain Hills. Ron won $40 on a penny slot machine so that kept us going for a while.
We moved on to Cottonwood, AZ, to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The old part of Cottonwood is a great little town. It considers itself old since it has been around since the late 1800's. There are several good restaurants and cafes and crafty type stores. On the weekend we went to the local Fair Grounds to see the Flywheel Engine Show - there was also a tractor parade! From our campsite we can see the old mining town of Jerome half way up the mountain. It is now an artsy place with lots of galleries and unusual people.
Today was our first hike in a while. We went to the Sedona area and hiked the Doe Mountain Trail to the top of a mesa. Terrific views all around. We never get tired
Fountain Hills Home
A home built right into the mountianside
of seeing the red rock formations in this area.
On Saturday we'll move on to Page, AZ and take a raft trip down the Colorado River with Carlene and Lee - it is an old geezer float trip with no rapids. Then on to the Escalante area and Moab, Utah.
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It's good to hear you have the ol' phart up and walking
The photos you posted are what I would expect to see in your part of the world. Really nice! From your photos I see the weather is pretty nice, sunny and warm. In ne of your photos you show an old Indian site off in the distance. Did you get to visit the site up close? That would be kinda neat to do. Recently, the weather here has switched from winter to early Spring. Over a weeks time, the snow melted away and the ground thawed enough to take up trees. I am getting anxious to get started with the trees in pots. Keep moving and enjoying your part of the world. P