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

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. 

Organ Pipe Cactus was a wonderful experience for us northeasters. We learned a lot about the desert environment, cacti, snakes, scorpions and most of all the night sky. We were fortunate enough to partake in two lectures given by park personnel on the night sky and our constellations. The sky at night was very dark lending itself to be viewed in all its glory. We even saw, with the aid of a telescope, Jupiters many moons and its colorful strips. Now we easily are able to pick out Orion, Taurus, The Seven Sisters the North Star and many others. Another world for us to explore…

Sara taking in the view with her watercolors


Four wheeling on the Aho mountain trail
Crested Saguaro. Mutation that happens to one in a thousand
We saw four with mutations, which means we must have seen 40,000 Saguaro! Yikes!


Ah! Another wonderous blessing bestowed upon us!

All photo credit: William Shook

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