Morning along the Salt River, Arizona

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(Last Updated On: January 6, 2019)

My dad and I (mom hasn’t been feeling well, so has been opting to stay at home) head off in a different direction this morning. Soon we come across another road he has always wondered about, but never taken. Time to check it out.

Along the Salt River

It takes us down to open land near the river, where we find a large parking area that functions as a campground for a few motor homes. Mostly there is nothing here but acres of wonderful cacti.

Saguaro and other cacti with distant mountains

Saguaro, cholla, and other cacti

cacti

I really like cacti 🙂

Back on the road again, we stop at an overlook with views down to the river.

meadows, water, and mountains

It would be a good place to hike, but dad’s knee is bothering him and besides, we are both getting hungry. I am assured that there is a good restaurant at Saguaro Lake, so that is where we are headed.

road through desert hills

Saguaro Lake

Surprisingly, the restaurant isn’t open yet, leaving us with a half-hour to spend wandering around taking pictures while we wait.

Restaurant along the water

When the restaurant does finally open, we are seated on a breezy patio with a view over the lake.

marina, boats, and mountains behind the lake

It is idyllic. . . and the food is good too!

Thus, my photo tour with dad is continuing at a most leisurely pace.

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