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So, what do you do around here?


Drive the nearby desert trails; hike, canoe; take a "Sunday Drive"

The Old Courthouse - Pinal County - Florence, AZ

Downtown - horse drawn carriage rides "in season". Murphy's Romance (James Garner/Sally Field) was filmed here.

Yes, this is a cactus - incredible isn't it?

Opening event at the Junior Parada 2006 a few miles south of town

Mamma, close your eyes....

Don't worry - this little guy is OK. The "clowns" are right there to keep the riders safe.

In this event the rider lassos the calf (not shown) while the little girls runs to the calf and grabs an attached ribbon then runs like the wind back to come in with the lowest overall time.

Neaby hiking in Box Canyon - 5-10 miles to the east

You could go to Sacaton where the Ira Hayes monument is - half an hour.

To your north about 25 miles are the Superstition Mtns. You can see the Superstitions from town on a clear day.

This was taken in Apache Junction near the mountain at sunset - note the moon to the right. This is the start of the Apache Trail

How about a canoe ride at Canyon Lake about an hour drive - half an hour from the Superstitions on the Apache Trail

Continuing on the Apache Trail to Roosevelt Lake and Tonto National Monument - cliff dwellings you can walk in and take pictures to your heart's content.

You could take your canoe (or rent a boat) on Saguaro Lake also about an hour drive from here. Check out the neat heron.

Montezuma Cliff Dwellings northwest of us.

Or you can take a hike in the Catalina Mountains south of us near Tucson.This one is the Seven Falls Trail.

What's Arizona without the Grand Canyon? That trail goes to Plateau Point with a stop in Indian Gardens (the green area).

Or stop by Horse Shoe Bend just a little south of Page, AZ - the Lake Powell region


While you are in Page, go east a little to Antelope Canyon. These are called slot canyons because you walk through this sort of narrow area which is lighted by the sun coming in from the slots above it. Be sure to time your visit to be there when the sun is directly overhead.

Or you could continue heading east to Canyon de Chelly. Magnificent

See the Native American guide's red jeep way down there? Cool!! Well, actually it was quite hot the first of July.

The canyon next door - Canyon del Muerto

Note the cliff dwellings

Rte 66: Oatman, AZ where the burros run the town. A few hours northwest of us. You could continue on Rte 66 to stand on a corner in Winslow, AZ

Bouse, AZ where they trained General Patton's tank crews - on the way back from Oatman.