We left the Salton Sea behind and headed into Arizona. We spent the first two nights in Gila Bend. The only site left when we arrived was a deluxe site with a patio, chairs, and a firepit. We really enjoyed that evening outside.
The sunset was beautiful too.
The following day we visited the Painted Rocks Petroglyph Site about 20 miles away from the campground.
Here are just a few of the many rocks at the site.
The following day we moved to Tucson. I decided to camp at the Pima County Fairgrounds. It was really disappointing for many reasons so I won’t be staying there again. I love a good fairgrounds campground but they really missed the mark in Tucson.
While we were in Tucson I looked up a mission to visit and found a beauty.
This is Mission San Xavier del Bac which opened in 1797. Click here for more information about the mission.
The ceiling was also impressive.
The grounds were beautiful with traditional southwest landscaping.
More Tucson sites coming up next time.
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Thanks Deb! I'm in El Paso right now trying to be a responsible adult and get some things done. It's easy to get distracted.
Thank you Sandy! I've seen a beautiful sunset almost every night here in the southwest. Love them!
Beautiful photos Julie 🙂
Ray and I enjoyed the petroglyphs at Painted Rock as well. Old town in Tucson was really interesting. Glad you are enjoying yourself.
Great pictures. The southwest skies are so amazing! Continued safe travels!