Sunday, June 6, 2010
Starr Pass Resort
Gary was just miserable without me while he was staying at the Starr Pass Resort in Tucson with hiking, mountain biking, 27 hole golf course, spa, cooking classes, yoga, and much more. He was at the resort for his cousin's daughter's wedding. You can see by the accommodations he would much rather have been home chipping out old tile and ripping down wall paper.
Gary rented a car in Florida to drive to California for $10 a day with unlimited mileage through Enterprise in their Florida drive out program. He was going to California to pick up our treasure bus to bring all our belongings to our new home. The resort is named after us but, unfortunately, we only wish we were the owners.
The resort lies in Tucson Mountain Park established in 1928 and contains approximately 20,000 acres and sixty miles of non-motorized trails. The mountains are full of towering saguaros. This desert icon can live as long as 200 years, growing over 50 feet, weighing more than 10 tons. The texture is so wonderful on these desert trees; I already have several pieces of pottery I was inspired to make from his photos.
Travel on the road isn't all a bed of roses. While traveling one must take the bad with the good. Keep this thought in mind for future posts about Gary's adventures across the country in both directions. Some stores include the worst place he ever stayed, police profiling, newspaper stories, and much more. Comments and suggestions are welcome.