I knew that Sunny was going to be in Apache Junction in February. But, I didn't think I would still be in Arizona at that time. I have the cold spell in the southeast to thank for that, as it gave me a chance to spend some time with her.
|A short hike with Sunny in Lost Dutchman State Park, at the base of Flat Iron Peak of|
Superstition Mountain. Notice the non-traditional hiking footwear.
We had just treated ourselves to pedicures! 2/14/14
|Here are my 4-days-post-pedicure toes, still pretty in pink.|
Sunny's were painted a nice darker turquoise. 2/18/14
We also went to the Superstition Mountain Museum. The geological history of the area is fascinating. And there is the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. "Jacob Waltz, the alleged owner of the Dutchman’s Lost Mine, claimed his mine was located where no other miner or prospector would search for gold."
|At the museum were some stone maps, purportedly to the lost gold. |
And one was a heart map, especially fitting for Valentine's Day. 2/14/14
|All the pieces to the heart map. 2/14/14|
|Look on the alluvial fan leading to Flat Iron Peak; you can see part of a trail.|
In years past, Sunny saw a Gila Monster there. 2/14/14
|A jojoba bush in bloom under the Superstitions' Flat Iron Peak. 2/14/14|
|The photogenic Superstition Mountain. 2/14/14|
What a timely treat to meet up with Sunny while we were both in Arizona.