Salt On The Road
A Travel Photo - Journal Of Tryna and Al Morton

Our First Trip - Casa Grande Ruins and Home

2001-12-14: Casa Grande Ruins

This is the Great House, part of the remains of an ancient Hohokam farming village. The shelter was erected in 1932 to help preserve this incredible structure from the weather. We were actually able to walk right up and look inside this building.

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2001-12-14: Another View

This shot of the Great House shows it from closer up with some of the foundations of the outer buildings around it.

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2001-12-14: Here We Are

Here we are standing in front of the ruins of the Great House. We're amazed that after so many years so much of this building still remains.

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2001-12-16: Saguaro Cactus

These unique cacti grow only on the Sonoran Desert and do not get their first arm until they are at least 75 years old. We encountered some at the ruins as well as these that we took along Route 8 on our way from Casa Grande to Yuma. One more day and the adventure ends.

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2001-12-16: Last Night Treat

The last night of our adventure and we were treated to an incredible desert sunset in Winter Haven, California (just 8 miles west of Yuma, Arizona). The colors were brilliant and the moon sliver made the lightshow more breathtaking. What a way to close this chapter of the Morton life story

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2001-12-21: Home Again

Returning home is an adventure in of itself. Our friends who lived in our home while we were gone made our return easy as we came back to a very clean abode which looked better than when we left. We are trying to settle in to living in a whole house instead of a 31 foot motorhome but believe me, it's a difficult transition. Here we are in front of our two homes - here at least until we get through the holidays when we can begin thinking about the locale of our next adventure. Final calculations for those who want to know - we traveled 10,000 miles in the motorhome and then another 10,000 miles in the "Toad". Now that's a lot of miles!!

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