Tucson, Arizona

Heading south from Apache Junction/Mesa area was a short distance but wise decision.  Weather was beautiful and our first stay in the Tucson area was at Catalina State Park in the Coronado National Forest.  This desert state park was beautifully sitting in the foothills.   There were wonderful hiking trails that we explored and we were able to ride our bikes to a trailhead, take a great hike through Mesquite trees, cactus and up and down hills before a bike ride back to the campground.   Joe took many great pictures but he got some great bird pictures either right through our windows or just sitting outside our door.  We had several birds that were nesting in the Mesquite trees around us.  We enjoyed watching a Gila Woodpecker going in and out…
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