Daily Archives: June 12, 2016

Day 44 Truth or Consequences NM

After driving 320 miles .. we arrived in Truth or Consequences New Mexico .. clock moved us an hour ahead .. so we didn’t check in until 5pm … ¬†We are staying in a small ‘campground’ across the street from the Riverbend Hot Springs … only 6 sites .. .. claim to fame is it’s ‘therapeutic’ waters … (we’ll see about that..) Campsite (owned by Riverbend) is actually a gravel parking (does have full hookups) lot they’ve turned into several campsites. We actually got one of the ‘better’ sites .. sites behind us face some industrial buildings (??) with some artistic graffiti on walls…

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River behind spa pool is Rio Grande

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Stone lined Pools are actually pretty nice .. clean …. several public and few ‘private’ pools .. Our camping fees allow us unlimited use of public pools .. in that we are right across the street .. we’ll take advantage of our location.

Our campsite …

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‘Campsites’ behind us ..

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9:30 .. took a night soak in Springs .. quite a few people hitting the Springs .. much better when sun goes down and air temps drop .. With colored lights and soft music .. it’s very Zen-ish ! No loud conversations or music .. only whispering !

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Day 43 Old Tuscon / Saguaro’s

Last day in Tucson area .. thought we go somewhere we haven’t been .. ‘Old Tucson’ .. Lots of history .. Checked out Presido San Augustin del Tucson .. A corner of an old fort restored .. it was used by Mexicans and Spanish soldiers as a fort to fight of Apaches.. restored section is in the middle of downtown Old Tucson .. along with many other historic buildings. Started following ‘The Turquoise Trail’ .. painted line in areas for tourists to follow denoting historic events .. we followed it for awhile .. but it was too hot to finish the trail.

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Downtown visitor center .. was closed .. looked like a ghost town .. we were the only folks walking around ..

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Empty streets ..

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Went back to campsite for awhile .. then back to Saguaro National Park for sunset .. very scenic to watch sun fall on all the cactus…

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As we were leaving campground this morning .. we noticed a coyote walking along main road out of campground .. didn’t seem to mind us taking his photos .. he looked hot and tired .. like the rest of us !

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