When I got up this morning there was frost on my truck, now I know for some folks it's perfectly normal but here in southern Arizona, it isn't. But being a full-timer I've learned that you have to go with the flow, roll with the punches, and whine to anyone that will listen.
So despite the cold I took a day trip that I had been planning on for a while. I stopped at the Casa Grande National Historic Site and saw the Indian ruins that the town was named after. Then I stopped at a boondocking area to see how that would work out for me, but it was pretty crowded and I didn't see a place to park. I then went to my main destination which was Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
The Casa Grande ruins were pretty boring, but at least it was free. It's basically a 700-year-old mud brick three-story building that has a shelter over it to keep it from melting when it rains.
The boondocking spot was rather disappointing the area was very small and it only took five or six vehicles to fill it up so it doesn't look like it will be on my list of places to stay.
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park was interesting. There are miles and miles of trails that meander through what was once a multimillionaires land where his winter home was. Boyce Thompson made a fortune owning mines, and speculating on mines at the New York Stock Exchange.
I walked all the trails and had a great time taking pictures and admiring the beauty of the place. It was a lot of walking but worth it, there will be pictures tomorrow, and now I have the rest of the winter to recuperate from it.
A second-story doorway
A lot of what you see has been put there to hold the whole thing up. But it's 700 years old and is made out of mud, what can you say.