Near the end of the first day, having gotten a good feel for how Tyrava pulls, I decided that I would challenge myself & see how well I was REALLY doing with this towing-a-big-trailer thing. I decided to do this by taking AZ60 through Salt River Canyon. Down through Salt River Canyon. The one with all the switchbacks.
… I didn’t say it was a GOOD idea.
But I VERY SLOWLY white-knuckled it all the way down, pulled into the rest stop conveniently placed next to the river, stayed awake just long enough to use the facilities & move the boys from the van into Tyrava, & went to bed. Right about 6pm. NO REGRETS.
Especially once I got up the next morning, because it’s a really pretty spot. I spent probably an hour or so exploring, along with Hades & Loiosh; Tom felt it was a bit too close to the road for him to be comfortable outside.
The bridge you drive across now is the new bridge, which means you can walk across the old bridge. The old bridge is REALLY PRETTY.
I mean. Check out the Art Deco … decorations!
& the bigger Art Deco decorations! Or is this Art Nouveau? I think they’re Art Deco. Doesn’t Art Nouveau have more swooshy?
The new bridge, while not NEAR as pretty as the old bridge, is also cool. I feel very strongly that public works like bridges should have STUFF on them & not just be plain & boring.
I mean. I feel that EVERYTHING should have STUFF on it & not be boring but I’m not gonna tell y’all what to do with your stuff. Because I would tell you to put STUFF on it.
ANYWAY here is a cat.
Hades was having too much fun walking up to people & getting loves for me to get a better picture of him but here at least he is looking windblown & dramatic.
Loiosh sprinted across the bridge & kept going, in the direction of the NEW road, which required me to sprint after him, which means the only picture I have of him is after all of that was resolved & he was willing to let me do all the walking. Also the panting. Y’all, I don’t sprint well.
Here’s the river itself. Next time perhaps I will go down the stairs & put my feet in it, but this time I was dissuaded by the thought of having to go back UP the stairs afterwards.
Also there were tiny flowers! Of a kind I am not familiar with! & a bee!
(the bee is actually in this one)
It was a lovely way to spend the morning before getting back on the road. A++ good decision, go me!
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