Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sonoita & Patagonia Lake State Park....

80 miles southeast of Tucson, and surrounded by the Coronado National Forest, are two of our favorite towns to visit, Patagonia and Sonoita; where cowboys rule. It's truly western living and ranches that maintain a way of life that has seen very little change. If you like serenity, scenery, where the night light is the moon and the stars, it's almost heaven.
"Birding" is the other main event, attracting so many visitors that really take this sport very serious. They've come to find rare birds as they migrate from all over the North American continent........... They come with binoculars and cameras with huge lenses. Ada is most definately out of here league here.......but will try to find a few in her sights.....
Colorful shops full of Mexican and Arizona treasures.
Visiting our friends, Jeff & Dawn at their homey as they stop in Patagonia for a few weeks. Career travelers that have found a way to really enjoy life.

Beautiful Patagonia Lake

Catching a few outlaws along the trail....

Got one! I couldn't tell ya what it is, but Jeff and Dawn know them all by name.


And after a hard day of birding, one hits the Saloon. The "Steak Out" in Sonoita.

The same three bad guys...Don, Jeff & Steve.

Ada, Don Juan, Lena, Dawn, Jeff & Steve.
Bidding adios to Jeff & Dawn after a great day, as they will be traveling in their homey to Texas and places yet to be determined. We wish them "happy trails"!

4 comments:

dAwN said...

Aww..thanks for the Happy Trails...
It was great hanging out with you all yesterday. Hope you enjoy the camera settings i helped you with..need to do more reading and see if i come up with some new ones!

See you and Don when we get to MA for the summer!
Oh and the bird is a Vermilion Flycatcher

TerriD said...

Oh my goodness I could have given you a bird to donate to nature :-)

Ada May Roberts @ Amelia Payson House B&B said...

Why...are you looking to set one free?

TerriD said...

:-) Looking to send the Blue Herrin on his merry way. But also to a place he too will be happy. I'll even pack him a bag of sushi for the trip!