Cloudy Day, Christmas Shopping, Beautiful Blooms

I'm finding it a little challenging to keep up with my posts while having no reception at the campsite. I have some pictures to share but they'll have to wait until I can upload them from the camera. Until then, here's a bit of what I've been up to. Yesterday I drove north of Cottonwood and tour the Tuzigoot Pueblo ruins. It's fascinating to me to see the architecture and imagine what life must have been like for the Pueblo Indians. I drove down through Cottonwood and took a turn around Dead Horse State Park. They offer camping and I considered staying there, but it was a little expensive $30 to $35 a night. If I were 62 years old I could get in for half price but that's still several years away. The campground was beautiful and I will definitely consider a stay there in the future even at those prices. The sites were large and the grounds were beautiful. Dexter and I stopped in Old Town Cottonwood a lovely local shopping district with many shops offering hand craft items, wine, and gifts. I met Sandy, who is the proprietor of a cute shop offering handmade clothing of her own design and hand felted hats. We had a lovely chat and her wares are beautiful wearable pieces of Art! I also popped into another local gift shop called Cartwheels where I met Charlene and Kelsey. I love seeing the local artist work and everyone here is so friendly!

Today is the first cloudy day I've seen in a while, I took a drive through Red Rock State Park and snapped a few pictures with my phone and a few more with the Nikon that I'll download later, then came into town for a little Christmas shopping. It's a different Christmas with the temperatures in the 50s and flowers still in bloom! Now it's time to head back to the campsite and take Mr Dexter for a walk!