Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

Dressed for the sun

A flowing river in the desert

Popular swimming hole in summer

Down into the canyon

Trees are just changing colors


Sunny mid 70's

Another swimmin' hole

In the canyon

Waiting for Godot

We keep seeing fall

Over the water covered bridge

Just wow!


Then we hiked a bit

Road Runner

Don't touch

Love the desert

Like a postcard

Just wow!

Two buddies

Visitors Center

Third time should be the charm. Having a few technical problems with the blog today. Happy New Year to you who take the time to keep up with us. Here is hoping 2012 will be good to us all! We felt like we were back on our great adventure yesterday. We drove about 20 minutes into the foothills of the Catalina Mountains to Sabina Canyon. Roads and buildings were developed here in the 1930's by the CCC. Originally it was the plan to make a man made lake providing water and recreation for Tucson but after people speculated on land the money ran out and the lake was never built. However the scenery is spectacular! The 8.5 mile road to the end has been closed to regular traffic since the '70's and you can either walk the trails or take the tram. We took the tram up this one and half lane road over 7 bridges, some of which had water flowing over them into the canyon. This is called the oasis of the desert because it has a flowing river. Many of the rivers in the SW are dry until the rains and snow melt come. Shirley brought her camera along (whodathunkit)and we happen to have a few shots. We finished our day by watching the ball drop like I am sure you did. However, we watched it drop in espanol. Telemundo was the only network carrying the live feed from NYC. We are in the Mountain Time Zone so we were in bed by 10:05 PM local time. We are getting to be old people. Enjoy the pics.

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