Today we are out of the park. Thank heavens! I don't want to be anywhere near the park today. Rumors will be flying like crazy and I just want no part of that.
So today, 36 of us loaded into cars, trucks, vans and hopped on motorcycles and made the hour and a half trek to Canyon Lake.
It's Steamboat Dolly time again for the Quail Run residents. The day when we sit back and take in the views, share good conversation with friends and laugh a lot.
Our group headed straight for the top deck and we took up darn near half of it.
Don't we look like a happy people?
Taking anything to drink other than water is not allowed on this craft. That would interfere with their sales in the concession area and certainly understandable. However, looking at the look on Marilyn's face, I'm betting this is NOT water!
Even Wilf looks to be saying, "Sweet Jesus, what is THAT?"
I think Bob got a kick out of watching the two of them!
We all got a kick out of watching these two ducks. They followed us nearly the whole ride. They would fly up close, swim a little and fly again to catch to up us.
Nature never ceases to amaze me. Who would ever think a Saguaro cactus would take hold here?
We just had the perfect day for this cruise. Mostly sunny and 75 degrees.
Bob and Karen sharing some quiet time together on the boat. Until I showed up that is. We'll see these friends again when we travel through California this summer.
My good buddy, Keith, stands by while his wife, Lorraine, takes tons of pictures of the big horn sheep that were out in force.
Look in dead center of this next picture, you too can see the big horn sheep. Just above the first light bulb from the left.
It was just simply, a fun day.
This flowering tree caught my eye after we docked. Don't you just think springtime?
We all took a ride up to Tortilla Flats for lunch. Here's Steve with passenger Jackie and following behind them Nancy.
Low and behold, Tortillia Flats was jam packed and some of us opted to have lunch elsewhere. I took these next shots just by holding up the camera and pointing out the window. I was sitting in the middle in the back seat so I think they turned out very well.
Not bad, eh? (EH? I've been hangin' around the Canadians too long!)
So the crew we were with ended up in Goldfield Mine at the base of Superstition Mountains. Got that Diane? Superstition....not Superstitious.
We had a late lunch / early dinner at Mammoth Saloon. We've eaten here several times and always have a good meal.
I shot this picture because of the scenery reflected in the window behind Paul.
After dinner all I heard was I'm so stuffed...but obviously not stuffed enough to pass up HUGE ice cream cones! Don't they look guilty?