The route we chose took us north on route 87 to the Bush Highway and then past Saguaro Lake and along the lower Salt River to Usery Pass Road. It probably was the longer way around, but certainly a more enjoyable drive than getting into frustrating traffic on 202.
I forgot how much we enjoy this part of the greater Phoenix area. There are lots and lots of huge and fantastic Saguaros and plenty of water....always a draw to us.
Before we turned off route 87 onto the Bush Highway we passed this large, decorated Saguaro with a small and interesting little crest, high up. I thought Pam would enjoy seeing it.
I recently heard there was a herd of wild horses that made their home along the Salt and Verde Rivers so my eyes were peeled for them as we drove along.
I was rewarded with a small group of 5 or 6 moving through the brush of a wash not far from the road. Dave was kind enough to stop and turn around so I could get a good look at them.
It looked like a family group of a few mares, one or two yearlings and a nice looking chestnut stallion keeping watch from the rear.
In addition to sighting the horses, I was also lucky enough to see three other crested Saguaros not far from the road.
We have site #42 for just one night, then we move over to site #5 for a week or two (depending on the weather).
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I use 1-800-PETMEDS for any dog medication while we're on the road and there was a box waiting for us when we arrived. We opened the packages and then put them on the table while we settled into our site.
Lewis remembers that they always include a large dog biscuit in their packages....he just sat and stared at it until we noticed and shared it with him and old Sasha girl. What a good boy.