Feb 21,2017

Hiking Without the Crowd

We headed out on the trails again and this time with no crowds. A great day to be in the desert! We have been fascinated by the Saguaro Cactus. At first glance it looks like they are making rude gestures at you but then many of them look as though their arms are up in a Hallelujah pose. I guess its all about perspective. There are also Buckhorn Cholla, Barrel Cactus, Prickly Pear and Jumping Cholla (yep you read it right “jumping” though I think they really just snag onto you if you get close enough but still!) Too many cactus to list.  

The Saguaro Cactus (or as I have always known it “Taco Time” Cactus) are pretty big. I’ve seen them in westerns and on billboards and cartoons and never given them a second thought. Somehow it never occurred to me that would be filled with, well anything short of watery gel goo. Totally foreign to me. I now know better. They have a wooden type framework for structure. Yes I have seen it and I was pretty impressed by it.  Sometimes you just don’t know – what you don’t know.

We caught up with Jean and Randy and saw a great show at Happy Trails called “Phat Cat.” They were hoppin’! All swing music, lots with new arrangements and great showmanship. Happy Trails knows how to put on a fun date night with friends!

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