anniversary cruise at Canyon Lake…

This year Alice & I celebrated our 37th anniversary and decided to take a ride on the Canyon Lake Dolly Steamboat. They have dinner cruises, stargazer tours and a daytime nature cruise. We opted for the daytime nature cruise as we had some frosty mornings lately and it was a little too cool for these desert rats to the night time cruises (see www.dollysteamboat.com). We were able to see some bald eagles nesting and hunting along the canyon walls in addition to the awesome scenery. We didn’t get to see the mountain goats often seen during the cruise. Afterward we went to Tortilla Flats and had a great lunch at the saloon. There has to be millions of dollar bills stapled on the walls and even some foreign currency.

More area attractions:
Canyon Lake Marina: www.canyonlakemarina.com
Lakeside: www.canyonlakerestaurant.com
Superstition Mtn. Museum: www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org
Goldfield Ghost Town: www.goldfieldghosttown.com
Mining Camp: www.miningcamprestaurant.com
AZ Opry: www.azopry.com
Dash In: www.dashinaj.com
Hitching Post: www.hitchingpostpizza.com
Apache Trail Tours: www.apachetrailtours.com

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Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake
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almost ready to go!
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cliff views west of the marina
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Horse Mesa dam at the west end of the lake
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more hills to the south
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bald eagle supervising our navigation
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pictures don’t show how tall these granite cliffs go!
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awesome
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hi Alice
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yours truly
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almost like blades of rock
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about 3 miles up, a picnic area only accessible by boat
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big bluffs
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sorry, more rocks
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the Salt River channel
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holly bat caves, Robin…
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Tortilla Flat, AZ a few miles up the Apache Trail from Canyon Lake
http://tortillaflataz.com/
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lunch at the Superstition Saloon, there must be a couple million dollars on the walls!
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