Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Desert Belle Tour stories and photos

 Ever get hit by a surprise cold shower on a boat? With the rain and fog from the night before, the Desert Belle awning was filled with water. Before boarding most of it was splashed overboard but there was just enough to soak Mariamne Moore and Scott as the boat turned in the water. Pat Christopherson was caught in the drenching. Squeals and laughter erupted. Captain John rushed over with towels and apologies.

It was enough to drive Sue Eberle, guest Vikki Kortsen and Claire Nullmeyer to drink Margaritas!

Kayakers, fishermen, water skiers, birders, photographers . . . what else will you see on Saguaro Lake in November? Fabulous scenery, towering cliffs and all sorts of vegetation including Sahuaro, Prickly Pear, Barrel, Crested Sahuaro, Ocotillo, Palo Verde and more. With twenty seven attending the tour, it was a day to embrace the beauty of Arizona as we re-connected with friends (with no business meeting involved).

Sue Eberle

Bonnie Newhoff

Crested Sahuaro

Susan Dale and Ruth McLeod

Pat Grogg and Anne Lupica

Julie Moore and Anne Lupica

Shiprock restaurant is at the top of the stairs with a beautiful view of Sahuaro Lake & the marina. Lunch was in a large room for the 27 of us. Delicious sandwiches & salads were served.

 Thanks to tour organizer Lynn Wood who has been planning this trip since May!
Dr. Barbara Chechanowicz and Laurie-Sue Rhetts

Zona Lorig, Ruth McLeod, Mary McMahon, Linda Fritsch

Dr Barbara Cechanowicz

Sue Eberle