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Old 04-26-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Cool2 The Sonoran Desert - My Son's Homework Project

Day 1: Friday April 16th



My son Matthew will reach his first double digit birthday this summer.


After a full day of school and work, we load up and hit the road.


The first order of business is to escape the Phoenix Metro. We choose East on US 60.


That's my boy! Unfortunately he didn't do this much.


The Superstition Mountains




Four Peaks in the Distance


Canyon Lake














A short day in the saddle for us both.


Our Accomodations at Tortilla Flats


We go about setting up camp.


Then take a nature walk before the sunset.


I planned this trip weeks ago and was just waiting until we had the right weekend to do it. We were going to do it a few weeks earlier, but Matt had to bail at the last minute. I rode "Alone in the Arizona Desert" instead.


I had a couple surprises planned to make the trip memorable for Matt. His teacher then sent home his homework project. I was tasked with helping him write a report on an Arizona subject. There was an entire list of subjects to choose from. I ruined the surprise and told Matt to chose the Sonoran Desert because we were riding to the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.




But he still doesn't know we are going to the Pima Air Museum as well.










These guys make ferocious football players. (Good shot Matt)


We made hot dogs for dinner, but neither of us really felt like eating them.


Yes, I made him blow up his own bed.


This little guy tried to follow Matt inside.


Matt goes to bed to read a little...




...while I stay up to shoot the stars.




Tomorrow will be Matthew's longest day on the bike, and we shoot to many pics at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.
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