has been raining, heavy at times, since 03:00 this morning and it is now 8:00
pm and it’s still coming down. This is the same storm system that hit
California yesterday. Arizona desperately needs the rain and this should really
make things bloom here. I’m sure by the time we get up in the morning the sun
will be out and things will warm up again
Because the forecast called for nasty weather we decided
to take the opportunity to do some sightseeing before the rains come. We
headed off to the Tonto National Monument where some of the remains from the Salado
people are still available in the cliffs overlooking Roosevelt Lake. The Salado
people occupied these dwellings 700 years ago. The dwellings are located in the
Salt Valley along Theodore Roosevelt Lake in central Arizona.
The drive to
the dwellings was fantastic; the scenery was beautiful as we went from the
desert floor to mountain tops and lush green valleys. Once we arrived at the
visitor center we had a one mile round triphike to the dwellings. The views from the dwellings were
spectacular with views of mountain covered saguaro cactus to the beautiful shores
of Roosevelt Lake.
We made it
back to Florence in time to check the post office for mail and make happy hour
with the neighbors.
The ride to the dwelling's crossed this awesome bridge