The rangers and volunteers at Saguaro National Park take their job overseeing the junior ranger program very seriously. I read in one trip advisor review that the ranger was nice to spend an hour with her son going over his junior ranger booklet. An hour?! That is nice attention if you don't mind hanging out in the visitor center all afternoon (especially if it's 110 degrees outside and the ac is pumping inside). The weather was great and we only had a few hours to enjoy the park and we were trying to get down to Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum before they closed. We had to stress this to the ranger so that we could get out in under a half hour!
We cut it a little close and with only an hour left until closing time and pricey $20 adult tickets, we decided to save the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum for another day. Instead we opted to head back into the national park to do a beautiful hike along a wash and up the side of a mountain for some great sunset views.
Thanks to the two random, drum-carrying, twenty-somethings hiking down the path for taking this picture of us. It only cost me a few gummi worms. :)
One thing about these seguaros... if you look at them long enough and you've got a bunch of them standing around you, they almost feel like people. Check out these guys below...see the one putting up his dukes ready for a fight?
Prickly pear cactus candy... sweet and the same color as Kaylie's coat.
This is how Emmett hikes.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!