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Approaching Fountain Hills

Bagpipe group

Leprechaun at the festival

Green fountain for St. Patrick's Day

Fountain Hills St. Patrick's Day Festial

Kids having fun at the festival

Another shot of the fountain and the festival

Beautiful dog at the festival

Talking to me

Guy in a kilt

Girl in a kilt (I think)

Artwork displayed near the festival

More artwork on display

Fountain Hills sculpture

Wildflowers in Tonto National Forest on return to Mesa

More wildflowers

View from the Bush Highway in Tonto National Forest

View from Bush Highway

Horse rider near Saguaro Lake Ranch

Colorful small bird

Beautiful wildflowers along the highway

Salt River from an overlook near Saguaro Lake Ranch

Another view of the Salt River from the overlook

Four Peaks in the distance

Hawk in flight

Don't bother me right now

Another view of the Salt River

Raft on the Salt River

Kayakers and fisherman on the Salt River

Boondocking at Salt River Recreation Area near the Salt River

Boondockers near the Salt River

More boondockers

Salt River up close

Salt River

Canoeing on the Salt River

Hawk perched on a telephone pole


Today Nancy and I drove to Fountain Hills to take part in the Fountain Hills St. Patrick's Day Festival. It was a fun event and we had some green beer as we watched the fountain spew out green water from the green lake. Fountain Hills is about 30 minutes from Nancy's and I think that it is quite a charming little town. After spending some time at the festival we visited a small art display near the festival and the walked around town for a while.

The return drive took us thru Tonto National Forest where wildflowers are in full blast. Several of the pictures show these colors well. We also stopped at an overlook which provided some pretty nice pictures of the Salt River and surrounding environment.

Finally, we stopped at several areas where people are allowed to boondock for $6 per night. Both of these places are in the Salt River Recreation Area and are located close to the Salt River. Both were pretty busy, but there was room for more campers at both of them.

Another great day spent with Nancy.



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