The drive through the Santa Catalina Mountains to the Mt. Lemon ski area (yes they get snow here in the mountains) was pretty spectacular. We started out at about 2,500' in altitude. We were in the desert and seeing quite a few Saguaro Cactus. As we climbed in altitude, the Saguaros became more numerous for awhile. Then we rose above the cactus line and into a pine forest with lots of ponderosa pine and other evergreen type trees. Eventually we were over 8,000'. Unfortunately, when taking pictures of distant vistas, they just don't turn out well – too hazy. You will just have to take my word for it that the views from the mountains back to Tucson were very nice.
Saturday afternoon and evening were spent with Bill and Sandi Lake and their dachshund Rosey, in their beautiful home in Tucson.
Great views, great food, and even better friends – what more can you ask for? You can ask for pictures you say? Well, just keep on asking because somehow Shelley managed to take not even one picture. Thanks for the hospitality Bill and Sandi. Happy 51st Anniversary. Send us some pix will ya?