The remainder of the journey was unplanned other than having a destination of Fontana California for an appointment at Alfateers for a few small jobs on the Alfa.
On straight driving days we have averaged over 350 miles, but we have also taken one detour to visit friends, plus a half day of driving when we stopped at the Desert Museum near Tucson, and a stop in Los Algodones for a new pair of glasses for Craig.
We've stayed at a variety of RV parks. The one in Tucson was a bit flaky. Sometimes Passport America parks are. But then if all you are doing is sleeping overnight you don't need amenities, and the 50% discount makes a doubtful location more tolerable.
We also stopped at two casinos: Quechan near Los Algodones and Fantasy Springs near Indio. Both were free with no hook ups.
We are now up in Fontana and show a total of close to 2800 miles this month.
Wow! Too far, too fast!
But we want to get to San Diego and spend time with our daughter and grandsons as soon as our short list of repairs are finished.
The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson is mostly wonderful outdoor cactus gardens.
On Wednesday we enjoyed the museum's "Free Flight Raptor Show," which was a narrated description of birds flying from trainer to trainer.
They are not tame, but they do fly between trainers who I'm sure are giving them treats.
While they flew the narrator told us about them and some of the other birds that call the desert home.
The next two birds to fly were a great horned owl followed by a falcon.
The falcon flew across the viewing area a few times and then took off after a red-tailed hawk that was not part of the park's raptor show.
The narrator emphasized that the birds had the freedom to leave or do their own thing, and that this falcon was chasing what he considered an intruder into his territory. He did not return to the trainer, but not to worry because they would find him via a tracking device if he did not return.
Later, when we were walking thru the enclosed aviary we noticed this bird, on the outside of the net roof.
We think it was the resident falcon.
There were several hummingbirds feeding on wild flowers in the gardens. Craig caught this one as he took a rest.
This is one of my favorite cacti, of the many Craig photographed.
As we left the museum, we were amused by this sign.
Do not feed the coyotes Ritz crackers?
They really are dogs at heart, aren't they?