Arizona has some wonderful state parks. Not to mention a super easy online reservation system. We’ve stayed in a few of Arizona’s parks along our travels and when it came time to leave Catalina State Park, we thought we’d head for another one.
And boy, it did not disappoint.
We were only able to get reservations for 4 nights with 50amps and water. That’s ok. We forgot it was a long weekend as it was President’s weekend so it filled up fast. We were lucky we got what we did.
But with views like this….
who can complain.
The campground in the park is located between views of snow capped mountains on one side and the lake on the other.
It also is in an area of Arizona that has many hot springs.
The park itself has an all natural hot spring that stays at a constant 94 degrees. Or so we were told.
It felt pretty toasty to us.
There are many nice hiking trails in and around the park. We took one in the park, close to the campground.
And the lake and campground on the other.
As you can see, there are mountains surrounding this area. Every which way you turn and look there is a mountain.
David got in front of me a little bit on the trail and when I caught up to him, he had drawn a heart in the path.
Everyone do a collective sigh now.
One afternoon we had a storm come over the mountain and it rained something fierce. The cats didn’t like it too much. It was raining really big drops that seemed to echo inside the rig.
When it was over, which thankfully wasn’t to long, the sun came out. We looked outside and low and behold….
But this was no ordinary rainbow. Oh no. This was a double rainbow!
You don’t see doubles very often. And this one was a double from end to end.
You’ll have to trust me on that one. These things fade fast and I was lucky enough to get the pictures that I did. I was running around like a mad woman in the campground, shooting pictures from every angle.
Not carrying if it was occupied or not. Sorry…I wasn’t going to miss a great shot of a double rainbow just because someone’s rv is there.
They’d have to understand.
It’s a double rainbow people! I know, I know, I’m not 12 years old. Going on and on about rainbows. But you have to admit, a double rainbow really makes you stop and appreciate.
No one complained about me traipsing around. And others were coming out of their rigs to see said rainbow. So it’s all good.
Then I saw myself when I came back inside and I know why no one said anything to me. I was a wreck. It was still sprinkling and with all the running around and the dirt turning to mud (yes dirt does that when it gets wet), I looked dreadful.
Who cares. I got my shot. And we had a good laugh at how water logged I looked. Nope, you get no pictures of that :)
So after 4 nights of a nice quiet and peaceful stay at Roper Lake State Park, it was time to move on.
But where? Nice thing about rv living is it doesn’t really matter. Our only plan was to try and stay off of the interstate for a while.
Looking at the map, Silver City, NM looked interesting. Also only another 2.5 hours away. Near the Gila National Forest. So we headed there planning on staying a week.
More on that later ;)