Last year we saw the results of wildfires along the Beeline Highway and stopped to see some Wild Horses along the Salt River. We were curious about the recovery, especially of the burned saguaros. Here are some photos, but sadly, no wild horses showed themselves on this trip.
My travel blog has not had much travel blogging during the virus era. But today we traveled 20 minutes to the Phoenix Zoo. We recently restarted our annual membership (figuring they still had to feed the animals even if visitors were few). We were told today was the busiest it has been in a long time.
Despite the pandemic sometimes you need to get out of the house and go for a walk. We did. At the Desert Botanical Garden. (We decided to use some of the “free” money the government gave us to support the garden and the Phoenix Zoo with annual memberships.)
It’s National Bird Day and there’s an app for that. Three apps actually: Merlin Bird ID. As expected, this app helps you identify a bird. It walks you through some steps. First, your location. Then size, color, and activity. It…
The First Thanksgiving was held in Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, or Ninavut depending on who you believe and what Thanksgiving means.
Another quick day trip. We returned to the Beeline Highway to photograph saguaros burned in a recent wildfire. It was tough to find places to safely stop to take pictures, so slim pickings there. But we came home past Saguaro Lake and the Salt River. We were lucky to stop at a picnic area when the wild horses were passing through.
The Grand Canyon of the Salt is a rather pretentious name and it’s pretentious to compare it to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. Which is probably why the map just says “Salt River Canyon.” In this area the river has, rarity of rarities, water. Actually the Salt River runs year around above all the dams closer to Phoenix. Through Phoenix it’s dry. It’s dry usually anyway. It still flows and floods sometimes.
Some of the National Parks are starting to open with restrictions. My wanderlust is brimming BUT it’s still recommended that older folks stay home. Begrudgingly admitting to being in this category, I’ll wait to mask up and hit the road. In the meantime, here are some National Park Service posters to encourage visitors to stay six feet apart.
I should be traveling or watching baseball. But, alas, not yet. But I’ve uncovered a number of ways to get out of the house virtually.
Being stuck at home, it’s time to travel vicariously. Here are some suggestions.