Visiting the Arboretum with my friend, Karen
I'm visiting a Portland friend who just bought into a winter property in Apache Junction, AZ. She's quite the gardener so we planned a trip to the Arboretum. WOW!! What an amazing place. Cactus and other plants from the Sonoran, Chihuahuan desert, plus sections dedicated to Australian and South American plants.
|Me and Karen|
|Aren't these lovely!!|
|Lots of agave and barrel cactus were in bloom|
|This saguaro had to be several stories tall!!|
|A South American variety of Palo Verde|
|Very narrow path along a creek|
|Karen - enjoying all the variety!|
|Cloudy - but only sprinkled a couple of times|
After walking around the Arboretum, we decided to drive thru nearby Superior, AZ in search of a cute diner - we found a sports bar (not really) full of nostalgic history from the area - old hotel signs, newspaper articles on mining and other local history.
As a bonus, the food was amazingly good!!