Lake Mead N.R.A.

Lake Mead N.R.A.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Relaxing the Day After Christmas

December 26, 2010 Usery Mountain Regional Park.
Pass Mountain
We hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas. On Christmas Eve we drove to Cousin Raymond's House for a family get together and some traditional tamales! We spent Christmas morning at my Father and Karen's home in Mesa. My Father prepared an outstanding breakfast with eggs, potatoes, bacon and tamales. Afterwards, we traveled 50 miles to my Cousin Terry and Rick's home in Glendale, Az where we ate more tamales! We had a great time visiting with relatives, enjoying the holiday and eating too much.
Today was a day to relax and decompress. Joyce went to a few stores this morning with Karen to return a few items and no doubt buy some more! I stayed at home with Maggie and Rico enjoying the cool weather.
Later in the day I took a short walk along a wash in the back of our campground site. There are so many large and beautiful Saguaro Cactus in the park.
Large Cholla in the foreground.
Pass Mountain in the distance.
Phoenix to the West.
Relaxing in the mild climate of the Sonoran Desert. Does it get any better than this? We intend to find out as we continue to travel next year. Stopping to enjoy one state at a time.


  1. Tamales for Christmas dinner, I love it.

  2. We love the desert....although been a bit chilly here in Bullhead City. Safe and Happy travels..

  3. We have stayed at Usery Mtn Park and enjoyed the park and hike to wind cave. Our favorite place to camp in that area is Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, there are great hiking trails that start from the campground loop. They are upgrading some of the camping sites, it maybe dificult to get a site. Check it out it is a great place for hiking.