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Feb 2, 2013 - Australia in Arizona

We've been admiring and taking photographs of a lot of cactus and other green stuff in the desert the last few weeks. When Bill & Diane invited us to visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior and so we could use their half price tickets, we said why not see more? This full timing couple listens to our RV podcast and our paths first crossed a few years ago when we both were in coastal Texas. They have a 2004 Dutch Star just like we do and travel with a cat. Just perfect! Boyce Thompson was one of many rich men who made a large fortune...

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Apr 2, 2012 - Superior

Hi All, Superior, AZ, never heard of it, another weird place as far as the town. Employment here is in the copper mines around. Jim and I like to stay off the interstates so we travel back roads this is how we find some of the different places. The scenery is beautiful and very different terrains every few miles. Sorry, still no pictures. I am going to send this tonight so any one concerned knows we are still alive and doing well. Until later Jim & Kathy

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Mar 20, 2012 - Picketpost Mountain near Superior, AZ

We took a short trip about 30 miles east of Mesa to hike part of the Arizona Trail at Picketpost Mountain. This mountain reaches an elevation of 4,375 feet and has a mailbox at the top. The mailbox is a place to store log books. One is entitled to log their name in the logbook when reaching the top. Sorry to say, we did not make the climb today. One of these days, I hope to. I understand that there are some areas with steep drop offs, and I don't do heights very well! Instead, we trekked about 3 miles of the AZ Trail just south of the...

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Jan 6, 2012 - BoyceThompson Arboretum State Park

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a 320 acre state park east of Phoenix near the town of Superior, AZ. Their website describes Boyce Thompson as follows: "As you approach the Arboretum on Highway 60 you'll see towering Picketpost Mountain dominating the southern horizon. The Arboretum brings together plants from the Earth's many and varied deserts and dry lands and displays them alongside unspoiled examples of the native Sonoran Desert vegetation. No matter what the season, you will enjoy a moving and memorable experience of the beauty, majesty,...

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Jan 7, 2010 - Tombstone and Bisbee,AZ

We visited Kartchner Caverns,Tombstone and Bisbee,Az. this weekend.It was a beautiful weekend with warm temps in the70's.Sorry you folks in the rest of the country are experiencing the coldest temps in years.Kartchner Caverns was very interesting,however they did not allow us to take pictures inside the caves.Last year we visited Luray Caverns in Virginia and were allowed to take pictures..oh well.Then it was on to Tombstone to visit the O.K.Corral,and watch a shootout with Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday.Nice little town but too much of a...

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Jan 2, 2010 - Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Are you ready to see a lot of photos of cacti? I hope so because on Saturday we went to an arboretum that has exhibits from every major desert area on the globe. We had a delightful time walking the trails through the exhibit of the Sonoran Desert, which is the desert in which Phoenix is located and the Chihuahuan Desert exhibit which we had traveled through in Texas. There were also exhibits to show desert areas in South America and Australia. For those of us who have lived in the lands of oak, maple and pine, deserts are really something...

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Dec 29, 2009 - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

We've been volunteering here at the arboretum for three months now.Leslie is busy giving tours of the desert plants to school children and working the gift shop.I work the contact station and transplant cactus to bigger pots.We've had friends from Nevada,Washington and Wisconsin visit us over the last few months.Hope to visit with them again before we leave in March.We've visited many beautiful places here in AZ,Grand Canyon,Walnut Canyon,Casa Grande,Tucson.We miss being home with the family at this time of year but don't miss the SNOW!When...

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Apr 29, 2009 - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

After visiting Mom and Dad in Globe, we had back to Tucson via Superior. Mom joined us for the drive and we stopped at her favorite garden, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum which is nestled against the mountains. Even though it is in the desert, they have done a wonderful job creating a cool, inviting retreat that is also low-water usage. As a result it is a wonderful haven for many, many birds. The arboretum is now managed by the University of Arizona’s Dept of Agriculture. Go to: http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu/

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Mar 2, 2008 - Boyce Thompson Arboretum

This is a 350 acre botanical garden, Arizona's oldest, established in 1920. It is found at the base of Picketpost Mt. and includes most species of Sonora Desert Flora. In another month the cacti will be blooming. Today we saw the wildflowers already blooming as well as the apple trees on the grounds.

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Apr 19, 2007 - on the road

Hello everyone, Left Mesa Az on Wed and traveled to Apache Junction, not a long distance but we needed to acclimate ourselves to weight again.Not fun,we are spoiled by the Wally factor. Stayed at a nice KOA campground and got an early start for the hills.Did 30 miles thru the hills until we reached Superior. Fran took a fall while we were wandering thru town.Steep hill without being in the right gear.She's okay,just a scrape on the leg from the front chain ring.She rolled like a pro.She scored an 8.9,we deducted points for her seams...

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