Dang it. Just hate it when that happens! Oh well, it takes us about 10 seconds to recover and we are off shooting.
On the way to rejection we noticed a lot of gorgeous Saguaro cactus and Palo Verde trees in bloom. With a not to bad jagged mountain in the background there were infinite possibilities as we turned around and headed back to Wickenburg for lunch.
We could have stayed in the desert much longer but our stomachs were growling and it was getting really hot. We tried hard not to keep stopping on our way back into Wickenburg for lunch. We ate at the Chaparral Restaurant, a national historic site, where the sandwiches are pretty good and the ice cream is homemade. After lunch we walked around town to work up enough of an appetite to return for ice cream!
Then, we spotted the train. That was going to take some time up!!
Wickenburg has a western theme going on. I noticed that there were a number of places where you could push a button and get an audio explanation of the history. Nice touch. The signs and stores are designed to cater to the tourist. But few of them were open on a Sunday afternoon.
There were some items that just left us scratching our heads, such as a flower garden bordered with beer bottles. Who is Captain Canada?
These are for Cory.
You know it is time for ice cream when Rick starts shooting a mess! A good laugh here, Rick. Thanks.
No one in this group knows how to set up a timer so we can get Barbara in the picture! Or maybe we were lulled by sugar and chocolate into not thinking of it. Sorry, Barbara. Just so ya know . . . Barbara passed on the ice cream so she was alert!
If you want some great Saguaro cactus flowers to photograph, head out to Vulture Mine Road out of Wickenburg. The mine is closed but the drive is spectacular. Take water, a hat and watch for snakes. You won't have to walk far from the road.
Thanks to Rick and Barbara. They are fun to shoot with and make any situation just fine with them.