‘Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.’
Our time in the US is winding down quickly. This is my last letter before we leave for Sydney, so, my next letter will be from ‘Down Under’.
We are back in warm weather – Arizona and California. Our first stop was at the Besh-Ba-Gowah
ancient Indian town. An old town which they are still trying to understand their civilization, as they left like the Aztec and Mayans further south – during a period of drought. They believe they moved further north and turned into the Indians known as Hopi.
That same day, in the afternoon, we headed further down the Apache Trail in the Tonto National Park
where there are Cliff Dwellings.
These were a real treat, as most tourists don’t know these ancient ruins, plus you can walk through them after a hike up a hill. Here I learned more about the ‘jumping cacti or ‘teddy bear’ cactus. These cacti will literally jump out at you and attach themselves to you. Apparently, tourists, test this knowledge often, as recent as a week before we were there.
Our final, main stop on this route was, the Roosevelt Dam – glad I, finally, got to see this dam.
Then, we were off for a few days of boon-docking (overnight in the Motor-home with no hook ups) in the desert with epic sunsets and fun friends.
We are, now, at our final destination before we leave the US – Palm Springs, California. Here we’ve been to the night market and C.O.D. market. Great places to find original stuff at reasonable prices.
Yesterday, we made it to some more Hot Springs and an oasis – Coachella Valley Preserve. Where there are lots of trails to hike and look below at the valley – gorgeous!
See ya soon! I love to hike, do you have any favourite walks/hikes you have been on? What are they?