A few weeks ago we took a drive out on the Apache Trail with some of our dear friends to see the spring desert in bloom.
Lost Dutchman State Park to see if there were flowers in bloom there, but we were a bit too early for that area. The Superstitions Mountians were gorgeously green though.
We made a quick stop at Tortilla Flat. Cathy found a nice necklace in the gift shop and we picked up some drinks in the restaurant. This is the second place I've been this year where the walls are covered with dollar bills. I think it's actually a clever way for the restaurant owners to make a few extra bucks.
And look at this sea of lupines! Wow! The roadsides were filled with them.
Here's Cathy and Terry's wandering around in the background. You can see how green the mountains are in the distance too.
There were poppies too! Isn't this a sweet color combination? Blue, white, and that butterscotch yellow!
Marshall had a bunch of new camera equipment that he was trying out, and I'll bet he got some great photos.
We stopped to see Roosevelt Dam (which I had never been to). If you look down near the lower right part of the dam, you'll see two pick up trucks to give you an idea of the size of it. It's massive!
And since we were running out of daylight we didn't have time to stop at Fish Creek or at Tonto National Monument, so I guess we'll have to plan another trip out there.
All in all it was a perfect day!
Have you ever been there?