Sunday, April 3, 2011

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Stop number two: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. I was hoping to go camping, but we ran out of time and this was a good compromise. I also wanted to see more of Arizona before leaving; I love this desert land with it's unique beauty. We hiked around the park looking at the birds, squirrels, butterflies, plants, trees, and cacti. We saw ruins of an old rock house built into the mountain side, herb gardens, Queen Creek (really just a little creek in the portion of canyon we hiked through) and old machinery. We ended our afternoon picnicking and chasing Caleb through the trees and fallen leaves, great family time!

Phoenix Zoo

We took a little time out last week to do some fun family activities, first stop: Phoenix Zoo. Caleb wasn't too happy about being strapped into his stroller but we had no choice because he just wanted to play in the dirt, he's all boy! Caleb's favorite part was the farm animals petting zoo because he could see and touch. I had never seen farm animals at the zoo but it was a great idea.