From Wikieup, AZ, - where we last wrote from - we drove to the Maricopa County Regional Park called, Lake Pleasant. This park is a gem! It overlooks Lake Pleasant. In our books, it rates 5 stars. Located about 30 miles north and west from Phoenix, this is a great place to park the fiver for a few days.
|On Highway 93 south towards Wickenburg, AZ.|
We did want to get set up at Lake Pleasant in time to lock in our satellite to Anick 2 and to take in the 101st CFL Grey Cup (The Canadian Football League's premier final game) - the Canadian equivalent of the Super Bowl.
|Wickenburg is an area we wish to spend more time discovering in the future.|
|Evidence of rain is everywhere......and the water doesn't dissipate quickly.|
|I am reading one of the numerous signs that inform about the history of the area; including the flora and fauna.|
|Take a careful look and you will see the wild burrow looking as Jeanette takes its photo.|
|There are two wild burrows; one looking directly at Jeanette and the other offering a side view while grazing.|
|Arriving at our RV site @ Lake Pleasant Regional Park.|
Before leaving Wikieup, we received a blog message from fellow readers/writer; Kevin and Tracy of Adventures of a 50 year old! They were camped about 40 minutes east from us, at Cave Creek. We were thrilled to get a chance to meet them. By 4:00 pm, they drove up to our site and the exchange of thoughts, ideas and good information began. It was cooling down outdoors so indoors we went.
|Our site overlooking Lake Pleasant.|
|Kevin and Tracy at our site.|
|Their visit lasted a couple of hours and what a quick couple of hours that was. This is a great couple with a strong focus on their present and future plans. It was fun to learn about their family too. These two have a lot to be proud of.|
By 6:00pm, or thereabouts, Kevin and Tracy headed back to their camp spot at Cave Creek. We exchanged our good byes - sharing some good RV hugs - but with a view to meet again in the future. We hope that will happen on their Arizona turf or our British Columbia turf....or even points in between. Good fun had!
|Monday morning sunrise. Not having seen the sun in so many days, Monday got me out of bed as soon as I saw a hint of the sun peeking over the eastern horizon. I had to get a photograph.|
|Swabbing the final touches|
Once breakfast was had, Jeanette and I left on a 1hr. 45 min. hike through the marked trails and some unmarked too. It was a gorgeous day. The views were stunning.
|The park ranger told us we had the nicest of all spots in Lake Pleasant. We concur! Our views were second to none. Really good paved and level RV spots in this park. See the blue sky?|
|The view from our deck chairs outside of our 5th wheel.|
|Jeanette is a green thumb and she loves to touch anything that is plant oriented. Here she is examining a barrel cactus.|
|Impossible to tire of this place.|
|Coming off I-17 south to take the on ramp east on the 101 Loop. This 101 is like a ring road that circles around Phoenix and Scottsdale to lead us to I-60 east and our destination at the foot of Superstition Mountain - east of Mesa, AZ|
|Driving into Canyon Vista RV Resort, Gold Canyon, AZ.|
|Gerry and Pauline - Photo taken three years back....when we last visited here|
Gerry and I go back to our time at CBC-TV. He was the most senior TV station manager at CBC-TV, Ottawa, Canada's Capital City, in the Province of Ontario, when we first met.
Gerry did mention golf on Friday. I'm up for that!!!!!
|It seems Jeanette got my best side with this photo......no.....not the motorcycle!!!!|
Jeanette and I look forward to the ride and to seeing John and Brenda again. It was last year when we first met in person when we accepted their invitation for lunch at Dogpound South. We ride a mechanical horse, on two wheels, (so to speak) and they ride the real thing....with four legs.
We'll have another story to tell about our visit with John and Brenda so stay tuned for that. There will be a connection to another blogger friend/writer, Janna of the Tin TeePee/Log Cabin blog. You'll just have to wait!
Good to be in the sun and heat of southern Arizona.
Thanks for dropping by.