Lost Dutchman State Park
Top 10 List of favorite campgrounds. We had high hopes of being here for part of the peak bloom. Turns out it was not to be. Half of the week was decent weather, the other half there was crazy wind, rain and very low snow!
We had site #126 in the no hookup section. It turned out to be a nice spot.
It sure was green all around!
As the sun goes down the mountains are washed with a stunning red from the sunset.
We love it when were here with a full moon. It's gorgeous to watch it rise.
It started out quite cool but when the clouds would clear it would really warm up.
The trailhead to our 5 mile hike.
The reflections off the water was really pretty I the calm coves.
You could see some hikers up towards the top of the hill.
Glenda wearing her Cuddle Duds and posing with her Cuddle Stud! (ha, ha, inside joke, long story)
Some Cholla getting ready to bloom.
It was a great hike and I appreciated them taking me along. I needed a good hike.
Later that evening Steve and I met up at the Hub Grill and Bar to have dinner together. It was a fun time catching up again.
Really a cute place to bring young kids.
There were bunnies and ducks all over.
|The Bacon Olive Oil was interesting.|
Curt and Glenda also took me to the Queen Creek Olive Mill which I've always wanted to go to. It's a family run business. They grow several varieties of olives and crush them on premise. They have a few flavored oils and three extra virgin. They actually blend most of their oils with olives/oil from California and Chile. Most were so-so. Their estate olive oil was fantastic though! I wish I was able to find out more about their oils, but they were quite busy and the one person I was able to ask didn't know much about them. They also sell balsamic but I didn't care for them at all. No where near the age they should be. They also sell other wonderful products and gelato that Curt and Glenda just love! I'd like to go back and take a tour of the facility next time.