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Going Home, Day 14 -- March 15, 2012

Casa Grande, AZ to Las Vegas, NV.

We were up and out fairly early, excited about getting home to see Liz. We sailed through Phoenix just as the morning rush was settling down. Just south of Wickenburg, we stopped at the Hassayampa Roadside Rest Area, which is a great place to watch riparian birds and other birds migrating along a river corridor. We had hoped to see Vermilion Flycatchers, but none were present today - perhaps it still is too early in the year. Continuing, we stopped for lunch and to stretch the legs. I stopped for a few minutes to asses trailhead conditions changed by highway construction, and then we crossed the Colorado River into Nevada. Our last stop was at the "big horn" park in Boulder City where a group of 7 rams and 1 ewe were grazing on the lawn. Continuing into Las Vegas, we arrived just in time to get caught in the rush-hour traffic -- not the best welcome home -- but Liz made up for it when we arrived home about 6 PM.

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Hassayampa Roadside Rest Area
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Hassayampa River
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Mom elevating her knees while I go birding
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Stretching the legs at an Arizona historical marker
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Driving through Arizona
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Stretching the legs at a scenic overlook at Lake Mead
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Bighorn sheep at Hemenway Park near Lake Mead
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Arriving in the Las Vegas Valley

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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