Life on the Road: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, part 1

This is a part of a ‘series’ of posts, sharing pictures and stories from my parent’s cross-country RV adventure. Since November 2016, Mom and Bill have been living life on the road with their dog, Monty. They have no itinerary and no end-of-the-road, save for a summer in Alaska 2017. 

This next leg of our journey brings us to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, about an hour and a half drive south of Buckeye, AZ.  We left Buckeye and the wonderful hospitality of Chris and Gregory, under blue skies and 80 degree temps only to find ourselves in the first heatwave of the season. Temps at Organ Pipe were reaching into the upper 90s and that was in the shade. A good part of our day was chasing the shade around our little RV. I (Bill) must say that the early mornings and the evenings were wonderful. No humidity and great sleeping weather. To our surprise, the desert that we thought would be barren and dry, was just the opposite. Green and in bloom! Spring was here and showing all her wonderful colors. The only downside was our allergies were also in bloom…

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Early hike to the nature center… Love the hat!

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Organ Pipe cactus, easily 100 years old!

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Sara being bold with a young (25-30 yo) Saguaro Cactus. Monty wanted no part of the action!

 

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Pass the Kleenex, Brittlebrush is in bloom.

All photo credit: William Shook

 

2 thoughts on “Life on the Road: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, part 1

  1. William Shook says:

    Hay Aimee what a beautiful post🤡 Do me a fave if you post anything from the second group of photos from Organ Pipe. My math was off on the number of cactus. Should read “one in TEN THOUSAND ” and please correct my use of “North Easterners “. Your aunt Stephanie called me out on the errors ☹️

    Thanks

    Sent from my iPhone

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