Today was a near perfect day.
We awoke to sunny skies, with a forecast high in the low 70's.
We really wanted to do another hike before we leave this area on Friday, and today was the day.
Our hike started at the Lost Dutchman State Park. This is a fairly popular spot, with lots of hikers and convenient parking.
Even though we have been trying to get lots of exercise in since we came south, we were both huffing and puffing, fairly early into the hike.
This is a moderately difficult hike, with lots of loose rocks to try and catch you off guard.
Near the top, we met a very nice couple that was going about the same pace as us, so we hiked together.
They have been coming here for about seven years, so they had lots of advice to pass on to us.
We went about as high up as you can go before it starts getting unreasonably difficult ( think clawing your way on all fours ), so we all decided to take a breather.
The view from the top was amazing.
We were all thinking we should have started a little earlier in the morning because by this time it was after noon, and we were all exhausted from the heat.
We shook hands and said goodbye to our new friends, and made a bee line for Paradise Bakery, where we knew coffee and pastries were in order.
Hmmm, it tasted so good because we were starved.
The rest of the afternoon was spent shopping for our grand kids, and making a couple of stops for groceries as well.
In fact, we never got home until well after dark.
Oh well, it can't be all fun and games, right ??