Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

We've never heard of this park. It's great. There are hiking trails, biking trails, a couple lagoons stocked with fish for the fisherpeople, good birding. Tuzigoot is a few miles away and that's an interesting pueblo to see. The Verde River is a lush green riparian zone smack dab in the middle of the desert. 'Tis remarkable. The historic town of Jerome is about seven miles away.

In the visitor's center we ran into a couple who remembered our son from the campground in southern California. We talked at length because they went to Nova Scotia in 2005 and they even took a ferry and spent a whole month in Newfoundland! The wife was a former high school teacher and she was very complimentary about our son. She had watched him ride around and visit friends. I like compliments from teachers!