Huachuca City, known as the Sunset City, is full of beautiful sunsets. We spent a few nights boondocking in the area (with friends) and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, in style!!
Corn beef brisket was smoked for the day and there was lots of drink and laughs in the evening.
We enjoyed campfires in the evening after admiring the quiet, peaceful sunsets.
One day we ventured over to San Pedro House along the San Pedro River in Sierra Vista for a stroll along the river and some bird watching. The house is a historic ranch house and offers a Visitor Center and gift shop and a few miles of trails along the river surrounded by Cottonwood trees. There are also restrooms and picnic areas. It is part of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
It is still not quite the peak season for all the birds coming to the area but we managed to see a few Great Blue Herons nesting. It still feels like winter in southern Arizona due to the higher elevation and the leaves were not out on the Cottonwood trees yet. It will soon be spring though!
Before long it was time to return home and after a nice relaxing visit in the solitude of the area we had to drive through the cities of Tucson and Phoenix. It is always a shock to the system to be back in the rat race of the traffic in the big cities. But we managed!
Until our next adventure, Cheers!