We left the resort life and returned to the desert. We are in Maricopa County at Usery Mountain Regional Park. When we arrived this morning we unhooked the car and drove through the park so we could choose the site we wanted before registering. On our drive through the park we saw two large snakes warming, I’m guessing, on the warm blacktop of the road. We had been talking about going as far as northern Arizona but even down here they have cold snaps and for the next four or five days highs for that part of the state are only in the 60’s. We decided to stay in the Phoenix area where the weather will be in the 80’s. This park has large spacious sites with plenty of room between them. Electric and water hookups at each site, the restrooms offer flush toilets and hot showers. We will miss the pools, hot tubs and the rest of the amenities offered by the resorts but it is hard to beat the beauty of the desert.
We had to run into Apache Junction for some supplies this afternoon. The great thing about this park is that it is only 8-10 miles from town.
P.S. while sitting outside just before supper I spotted my third snake of the day, I'm getting a bit spooked now.
View from our campsite
Pretty at dusk