Exploring the Apache Trail
A few weeks ago we took a drive out on the Apache Trail with some of our dear friends to see the spring desert in bloom.
Spring in the desert is a beautiful thing, especially with all the rain we’ve had lately.
This is Canyon Lake. We ate lunch by Apache Lake and also drove beside Roosevelt Lake. It’s surprising how much water is out there in the desert.
We made a quick stop at Tortilla Flat. Cathy found a nice necklace in the gift shop and we picked up some drinks in the restaurant. This is the second place I’ve been this year where the walls are covered with dollar bills. I think it’s actually a clever way for the restaurant owners to make a few extra bucks.
Just look at these amazingly delicate flowers that bloom in the desert before it gets hot. Wow! Aren’t they beautiful?
Then when we got out to take pictures of the flowers we came across this old rusted out can. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a can that had to be opened this way, so I just had to take a picture of it.
This bridge is just beyond the dam. Originally the road actually went over the dam, but when they had to raise the height of the it they moved the road.
All in all it was a perfect day!
Have you ever been there?