While camping at Medina Lake Thousand Trails in Texas
I saw so many deer at this park. The deer walked into our campsite several times.
Site Seeing: We saw the Alamo and the River Walk in San Antonio Texas. Kevin and I walked the whole river walk loop then had lunch.
Birding: We added the Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal and Black-crested Titmouse. We also added Egyptian Geese to our bird list. There are two of them here at the park.
Exercise: We’re walking 2-3 miles a day at Medina Thousand Trails.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
Pipe Springs National Monument in Arizona
Winsor Castle built by Mormons
Lands by National Monument
The Kaibab Paiutes Indian Tribe have a big voice at this National Monument. The exhibits in the visitor center are mostly centered around the indian presence in the area. The staff is friendly. The tour was informative. The Rangers are trying to make a working farm here just like the original Mormon inhabitants. We were encouraged to pick fresh apples and grapes from the fields.
Kevin on Winsor Castle Tour
Apple from Orchard Field
Water inside Winsor Castle
Prickly Pear Cactus Flowering
A spring runs through the area so this was a good place for pioneers to stop and rest. Mormon ranchers began settling near water sources in the 1860’s. The small hike at the National Monument has a great view of the area. I enjoyed the different colors of the landscape here. Its a nice change from Washington & Oregon’s greenery this Summer.
Colorful view on the hike
Janet on the hike
Zion National Park
Kevin and I rode the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava. We hiked the Riverwalk trail to the narrows. This is a 2-mile round trip hike. Its mostly a paved trail. We saw a hanging garden in the cliffs by the trail. The canyons in Zion are big, colorful and fun to hike.
Riverwalk is popular
Gray Squirrel on the trail
After, exploring Zion we stopped at a produce stand. The stand didn’t have an employee inside. We had to insert payment into a wood insert. lol We bought some apples & pears here.
Next, Kevin and I are exploring Cedar Breaks National Monument, geocaching & visiting a farmer market in Utah.
National Stamp Places Kevin and I have visited
National Stamps for Pipe Springs National Monument & Zion National Park
Our World Tuesday Link UP