|Leaving Mesa and the Sonoran Desert for Payson, a small touristy area on the Mogollon Rim. There are ponderosa pines and lots of things to see and do. I was finally able to download the last set of pictures from the Phoenix/Tempe/Chandler/Mesa area. It's amazing that such a nice, huge park is entirely within the city limits. Casa Grande also has a huge city park. The amount of free space out here is amazing. Tonto National Forest is the size of Massachusetts!