Saguaro National Park in Arizona near Tuscon consists of two separate districts on separate sides of Tuscon. We had an afternoon to visit the west side, and a morning to visit the east side in February 2017. We started with Sonora Arizona Desert Museum , which is located right outside the west side of the Saguaro National Park. The museum is not part of the national park, but I highly recommend to stop by the there.
We stayed at the CoyoteHowls WEST RV park for one night on February 18, 2017. We were on our way from Phoenix to Tucson and chose this RV park for its proximity to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We arrived at the campground at 1pm and the camp host was helpful and friendly in setting us up with a site.
This is the first post in series of blog posts about a road trip we took around Arizona and New Mexico in February of 2017.
By now we have visited the Joshua Tree National Park twice. The first time was in November 2015 on our way back a Grand Canyon tour and the second time was February 2017 on our way to Phoenix for an RV road trip through Arizona and New Mexico. Joshua Tree National Park is big and it takes time to drive through it, but even if you only have a half day to spare, it is totally worth it to drive through and stop by to experience the surreal desert landscape of rocks, cacti, and Joshua Trees (which are actually plants, not trees).
I had promised Matt a relaxing vacation sitting by the pool and doing nothing.
We hadn't planned on going to Big Sur. Originally the plan was Kings Canyon & Sequoia, but due to the fires, that seemed unwise. Then we looked at Pinnacles National Park, but the only campground there was full. So we looked at Big Sur - and I'm so pleased we did! Whilst researching campgrounds in the area, I stumbled upon Wis Siler's blog post about Prewitt Ridge Campground: How To Find The Most Beautiful Car Camping Spot In The World - and he's not lying!
I've been to Bellevue, WA many times - almost always on business trips. From our office we have beautiful views across to Mount Rainier, but I have never been there before. This time, at the suggestion of a colleague, I had flown up on Saturday (rather than Sunday evening or early Monday morning as I would otherwise have done) so that we could go for a hike around Mount Rainier on Sunday. We would drive up to Paradise and hike the Skyline Trail from there.
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