Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First Day at Casa Grande

Today we drove 11 miles from the RV park in Florence to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, where we will spend the next month. It was an easy move, except for the cats. I won't go into detail, but if you are interested in what it can be like to travel with our cats, check out this blog from August 2006.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your posting on PEI. It is a very civilized place to be. Sorry, there was not enough action for you.

    You could have gone and bought pickled herring from the fishermen or, in season, lobsters, lots of lobsters.

    I took friends from Boston there 40 years ago. They have been going back every summer since and now have bought a home there to retire.
    I guess this New Englanders found Cape Cod too busy for there liking.