After setting up our trailer, we checked in and spent several hours meeting other volunteers and the staff and going on several tours so we can learn about the ruins and the Hohokam, the prehistoric people who built the "Great House" Casa Grande.
This is Casa Grande and the roof that protects it.
We are going to enjoy our time here, I think. Everyone is friendly and we are beginning to learn enough to be impressed with the people who constructed the buildings preserved in this monument. In addition, we saw our first Great Horned Owls, which live in the roof over Casa Grande, as well as a roadrunner, a lizard and lots of doves.
It's been a long day and we are tired. We know we have a lot to learn. But it is good to be here.