|Dave, our guide. Here he is at the wheel of the van in which we traveled.|
He drove long, hard days, and would drop us at the hotel,
go fill the tank, get the dust washed off the vehicle, and buy food for picnics.
|Here's the group at the start of our first long walk in Cave Creek Canyon. |
Our birding tour from May 22 to May 31 included our guide Dave and seven avid birders including me and Len.
|We had several picnics. Here's Dave reaching for the chips -- everyone's favorite. Lois, Kendall,|
and Phyllis have their plates and are getting ready to eat.
Looking for birds...
|Kendall, from Glenwood Springs, Colorado.|
|Woody, from Austin, Texas.|
|Susan, from San Francisco.|
|Phyllis, from Utah.|
|Lois and Woody, who celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary during the trip.|
|Len with his camera ready.|
|Lois, Len, Woody, and Dave, all looking for a special kingfisher. Unfortunately, it didn't show up.|
|Woody, Lois, Dave (with his back to the camera), and Len.|
|Dave, who lives in Tucson.|
|The van we traveled in, on a very steep road.|
|Loading the van at one of the hotels where we stayed.|
|Me and Len at the last tour dinner:|
a great Mexican Restaurant in Tucson.
|Every night we filled out our lists of birds we had seen,|
and where we saw them. Here's Kendall working on the list
while her shrimp fajitas were getting cold.
|The last day of the tour was Woody's birthday.|
A piece of cake and a hat helped him celebrate.
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