Thanksgiving was spent in Sun City, a suburb of Phoenix, with friends I have known since I was a small child. We hiked the day before Thanksgiving, had wonderful dinner the DAY of thanksgiving and then hunkered down for a Huge storm the night of thanksgiving. Trees down, roads flooded…. Great time to be staying at someone else’s home…… or driveway
Since then, we have been travelling east with friends from Kamloops BC, a town near where we live.
It is kind of fun to “gather the wagons around”…. in remote areas, and not so remote areas….
This is where we are right now. Somewhere south and east of Tucson, the mountains in the distance are Mexico, and we can see it from our kitchen window
We have never really searched for fossils, and were not really sure what to look for, and as usual, the book was rather vague about how to get to “the collecting spot”
Well we walked and walked and walked and walked looking for a canyon. It had never occurred to me that a canyon was different from a valley. 💡
THIS is a valley, and I guess I thought it was where we were trying to get to.
Then I walked OFF the trail 50 yards and found ****** a canyon which by this picture does not look like much, and likely why we did not notice it..
But it was at least 100 feet wide, and at least 70 feet deep, and we had totally missed it…. AND had ended up miles away from the motorhomes.
So we took a shortcut back through the tall grass.and the beautiful Yucca’s…..
By the time we discovered the “canyon” we were tired and it was getting late, so we went back the next day and I believe after MUCH searching, I found a fossil, I believe it is a palm root, but will need to learn more to ID it
It is raining here now, and we think we are going to check out Tombstone….. and the OK corral
Much love to all, Janet Ken and Tucker.