Monday, January 18, 2016

Friends, Canal Trail & Geocaching

It was good to see Kay and Lynn.  They are friends from before we were married so feel like they are family.  We are looking forward to spending time with them while we are here.  Actually we know at least four couples total who either live or are spending time through the winter. 

We have already enjoyed four of these off Kay & Lynn’s tree.  The trees are loaded with oranges all over.IMG_3005

We love our camp spot at Lost Dutchman State Park.  We have a  beautiful view of the Superstition Mountains with no homes or other campers obstructing.  There is one small drawback—there are no hookups on the sites.  We find this to be no big deal because staying off the grid is how we like to roll.  However, since we do have a generator on board, we would like to use it now and then.  Most of the time it fires up at the touch of a button.  Sometimes not.  After studying the manual and forums online, we are sure what part we need.  So, today it was off to Tempe where we were told the part would be available. Well, it wasn’t, but they ordered & it will be here in a couple days.

Since we were out with the bikes, we decided to ride one of the canal trails that are all around the area. 

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This was the entrance to the Highland Canal Trail.  We rode the entire trail which was a total of ten miles.  It was an interesting ride because we rode by two parks, upper end homes down and even a little part had a rural feel.  There was a little too much gang writing on part of it, but it was a bright sunny day and we didn’t feel threatened.  There were lots of geocaches along the route.  Dan and I decided to try to use the GPS and learn how it works.  It was fun to have him help me and enjoy it.  Finding geocaches aren’t high on his list, but today we worked together successfully! 

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