Our end-of-year hangouts – Lake Pleasant, AZ

Wild Burro Trail

We had planned to check out several campgrounds around the valley of the sun (Phoenix) during the month of December, staying at several Maricopa County regional parks.  We knew these parks – Cave Creek, Lake Pleasant and McDowell Mountain – are popular, and we booked sites at each several months ago.  After a couple weeks of partying we moved from Cave Creek to Lake Pleasant, which […]

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A great place called Cattail Cove

Cattail Cove State Park

On our first morning at Cattail Cove State Park, we were awakened by a strange pitter-patter on the roof.  Oh no – we just cleaned Betsy and the car, and now it’s raining!  Wrong.  After a minute we realized it was a flock of Great-tailed Grackle running around on the roof, and they sounded a lot like rain.  Their tiny […]

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