1) Being that just over two years ago when I was diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer and this time Stage IV metastasized to the liver, I had no idea where I'd be today in this journey.
2) That when planning a trip like this in advance, I always worry that the tides may change and we won't be able to make the trip then, or maybe ever; that the new trailer we just purchased would all be for naught.
From there we headed South into Oak Creek Canyon through Sedona, camping at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, AZ and driving through Jerome and nearby ruins. Dead Horse Ranch is a lovely park that we'd like to explore more another time.
Next stops were just outside of Tucson at two different delightful campgrounds we enjoyed thoroughly - Picacho Peak State Park, and Gilbert Ray Campground, both in the Sonora Desert. The desert and Saguaro cacti were such a delightful change in scenery.
|Gilbert Ray Sunset|
From here we were off to Havasu River at the River Island State Park camp ground, then a few more nights at Joshua Lave RV park between 29 Palms and Joshua Tree. Nearby London Bridge was a fun day trip and lunch out, as well as a bit of the Lake Havasu City area, as well as the magnificent Joshua Tree National Park, which requires a longer visit next time around.
|We finished off the trip with a couple of nights at Joshua Tree Lake Campground and spent a full day drive and hiking in Joshua Tree NP. What a special place, and another future stop in our lives.|
This was another epic entry into the journal of our lives.
~ Peace and Love ~