This is my last post to share from our trip to Tucson. On July 4, after a visit to the Arizona-Sonora desert museum, we decided to drive through Saguaro National Park. I'm a huge fan of the national parks, and wish I could visit all of them. There are so many I haven't seen! Because Pierce was a 4th grader this past year, he had a pass to get himself and his family into any national park for free.
The saguaro cacti were everywhere! Little birds often live inside the cacti, and I enjoyed watching them flit about. We had fun visiting the gift shop, and Pierce got his National Parks Junior
Passport stamped. Then we went driving through some scenic loops.
It was stunningly beautiful, and remote. We did see a couple of other cars out, but it didn't seem like a good place to break down! Hiking trails were everywhere, and I hope we can go back one day when it isn't quite so hot to check out some of them.
The rest of our scenic drive was on pavement, but certainly no less impressive in beauty. After all this fun, it was lunchtime. It was certainly a grand way to celebrate July 4th.