Then this blog will not give you any helpful tips because we are not going there. You should check valenkoen.blogspot.be in 10 days for that.
We got up early again this morning to ensure we could still have breakfast with Val, Koen, Bernard, Pauline and Arthur. Today they are heading north while we want to get closer to the Mexican border near Tucson. So after breakfast our ways parted and we got back on the road. We will miss the witty comments such as “Is there popcorn with the movie?” when the tour guides explains we are going to watch a little film about the Grand Canyon.
We made a first stop in Flagstaff at Montezuma Castle (which is not a castle and was built hundreds of years before Montezuma). It’s an old village carved in the mountains surrounded by beautiful nature.
Then we got back in the car for a 3 hour drive past Phoenix towards Tucson. This is were we started to see the first real cactuses (cacti?).
When we arrived at the camp site and unpacked for lunch we saw some pleasant surprise on the table cloth. 🙂 Thanks guys for the lovely souvenir! We’ll try to not wash it too much so we can keep the text as long as possible.
As the sun was going down, we thought we should take advantage of the light and go for a small hike near the campground. We are heading south so the sun starts going down at 7:15 pm already.
Along the way we came across some funny looking creatures. I’m not sure if Area 51 with all the nuclear activity has some effect on the animals here in Arizona but all the animals seem to have doubled in size. We also saw something that looked like a flying spider but we didn’t capture that one on camera as it was too big and Marijke was too scared that it would fly in her hair.