6/20/2012 – Joshua Tree National Park campsite of the bees

For the second night in a row, I have slept in my car due to critters.  This time: Joshua Tree National Park and honeybees. I rarely desire to see a posted notice that characterizes my animal roommates for the evening as “africanized” and “aggressive.” The uncute and uncuddly honeybees were everywhere.  Not tons, but constant. … Continue reading

6/19/2012 – Catalina State Park campsite of the coyotes

This campsite seemed like any other, BUT, there were so many animals!   There are these holes covering the entire ground.  At first I thought the worse, maybe tarantulas… but, to my happy surprise, instead they were adorable little prairie dog-looking-things.  Maybe Gunnison’s Prairie Dogs?  I don’t know, but they are little and playful. There … Continue reading

6/19/2012 – Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2! I’ll spare you the story of Biosphere 2, you can read about it yourself.  But, anyone can go take a tour of the facilities, and it is pretty neat-o. It is just plopped out there, north of Tucson, in the middle of the desert. From the inside, you always see this mesh of … Continue reading

Devil’s Garden – Arches National Park

I have seen the Garden of the Gods, but when I was in Arches National Park, I saw the opposite!  The Devil’s Garden. It was scorching hot, with no shade whatsoever! The sun was in such a position that I could barely take a picture of the Landscape Arch. I did manage to give it a … Continue reading

6/17/2012 – Dead Horse Ranch campsite

I am going to try and post a few more travel things from this trip, like my campsites and random sightings. Try and give this blog thing a little more flavor! This is Dead Horse Ranch State Park.  It overlooks Cottonwood, AZ. It was a very hot day and night with little to no shade. … Continue reading