On Monday the mothership landed in Tucson so we could attend a Rally with the Robson Ranch RV Club, The Vagabonds. We now have eight couples that our Wagon Masters are keeping quite busy.
Everyone was checked in by noon on Tuesday so the group drove the short distance to the Coyote Pause Restaurant for a group lunch; the planned afternoon activity was a visit to the Saguaro National Park (West) visitor center. We have visited the park a number of times so we used that time to stop at Camping World to purchase a few supplies.
Tuesday evening we all met downtown at the El Charro Restaurant where we were treated to a talk by the Superintendant of Saguaro National Park (who is the daughter of our Wagon Masters Ken and Jain). We enjoyed the talk and dinner but Sandy and John had to take half of their meal home, lots of food on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning we took time to hike out on the trails behind Justin’s RV Park.
We enjoyed these trail walks on our previous visit, the desert is much greener with vegetation up here than the scrub desert in the Casa Grande area.
By late Tuesday morning we had a larger group of RVs.
We also had a big group for lunch at Coyote Pause.
On Wednesday morning the group assembled at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area for a Tram ride tour of the canyon. We rode the tram up to it’s last stop where we disembarked and had the pleasure of some free time to take in the view and to eat our picnic lunches. After lunch the group enjoyed a slow walk down to another stop where we waited for a Tram to return us to the Visitor Center, when the Tram stopped we were pleased that there were just enough open seats available for us.
You must ride the Tram or hike up Sabino Canyon, we chose to ride.
Sabino Creek’s water is dark, this may have been the reason for the canyon’s name as the word Sabino refers to a dark or rust color.
The dark water offers great reflective qualities.
The Canyon Walls rise on both sides as the Tram takes you up.
The scenery becomes more spectacular as you journey further into the canyon.
We assembled for a group photo after departing the Tram at it’s last stop.
After eating our picnic lunches we walked a half mile down the canyon to the next tram stop, the views were terrific.
Interesting color of the rocks along Sabino Creek; there is a small waterfall visible at the center of this image.
More reflections along Sabino Creek.
Loved the Saguaro Cactus growing up the sides of the canyon.
Wednesday afternoon was unscheduled time but we got together later for happy hour followed by a barbequed beef dinner at the campground’s activity room. We enjoyed the dinner and the many funny stories that followed; we are really getting to know the group and appreciate their friendship.