So we're on our way to the Chiricahua National Monument. We made a stop at Fry's Food Store. First we got all the food for the program. We're talking fruits, vegetables, hamburgers, chicken, sodas, and charcoal; very good stuff. Well, technically we didn't eat the charcoal. Then we were set out to search for our own treats. Dave got hot dogs. Justin and I worked as a team and got marmalade and s'more stuff. We also got baked beans, which really hit the spot later that night and kept us warm in our tent.
So back to the road trip. We stopped to get gas before the monument. I washed the windows! We also took a lunch break at a pretty spot which overlooked a beautiful mountain scene. I had a peanut butter sandwich. Surprised?
When we finally reached the Chiricahua National Monument, we first stopped at the visitor center to check in. Our group started playing hack with pine cones. Justin decided to kick the pine cone far away since he is grumpy. The pine cone hit a car and Dacta J saw it. He wasn't too pleased.
We left the visitor center and arrived at our camp site. It was of decent size and there was a huge charcoal pit. Some of the guys started talking about fire and I got flashbacks of my past. But that's a story in itself. We set up the tents and brought out what we thought would be appropriate for an Arizona night. I was wrong.
There was a trail leading to a ranch house. The whole group decided to take it. It was a short trail, probably around 2 miles long. On the trail there was a cave that was covered up by humans. We proceeded down the trail and came across a meadow. The plan later that night was to go star gazing. Initially the meadow was going to be the spot but the ranch house yard was a much nicer location.
Upon return of our quick hike, we started up the fire and began preparation of the food. Hamburgers were wrapped in aluminum foil with green peppers and onions. It was actually quite delicious. And of course the baked beans were amazing. Justin and I made s'mores for the crew that didn't leave to go see a slide show presentation at 7 pm.
After clean-up, the group got ready to go star gazing. Luckily Harrison had brought a telescope. I actually got to see Jupiter and four of its moons. On my telescope I get the pleasure of seeing the moon up close, and that's about it.
The day was pretty relaxing but I was still pretty beat. I fell asleep around 10ish while Justin did his homework since he is a dork. My pillow was my sweater and I had a little kiddy sleeping bag. I think I got about 3 hours of decent sleep. This is a message for all future Arizona trip students: It is cold at night in Arizona, BE PREPARED!
Though my day seems pretty boring, the overall trip was awesome. I would suggest it to anyone who found their previous spring breaks very boring.
Day 7 - Chiricahuas
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