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Roper Lake State Park

When I was a kid, we went camping a few times in the hottest part of summer, up to Riggs Flat lake on Mt. Graham. At 11,000 feet, you’d still find snow in the shady areas all summer past Labor Day. I recall the drive from Phoenix, nearly 3 hours just to Safford 160 miles […]

The Phoenix Mystery Castle

It seems most of the places you don’t get around to seeing are practically in your own backyard! Today we went and saw the Mystery Castle in Phoenix at the foot of South Mountain Park. The home was built by Boyce Gully who left his family and disappeared after being diagnosed with Tuberculosis (fled partly […]

Back at Lost Dutchman State park

Even though it’s only 16 miles from home, each time my brother comes to town he books a couple weeks at Lost Dutchman and we take our RV there and camp out. This year we met up on our Mom’s birthday so we gave her, Dad, Dave and Jeff a toast, wishing they could join […]