Our final park visit was Saguaro National Park in Tuscon, Arizona. We saw acres of the iconic cacti dotting the landscape and towering above all other cacti species. When we completed our final hike, I removed my sun hat (after more than six weeks of non-stop wear) and felt a pang of sadness. Part of me would love to continue this journey full-time but we have many good things waiting at home. Stephen begins his ushering position with the Twins next week and I have sewing projects as well as cycle training for RAGBRAI.
We loved this journey and its challenges. We met interesting people and learned of all sorts of short-term volunteer opportunities through the National Park Service and other organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Most of all we discovered incredible beauty across the United States and have a greater appreciation for the diversity and vastness of this country. We departed Tucson early Wednesday morning and will arrive in Minnesota on Friday evening. We look forward to celebrating Easter at home and reconnecting with our friends and family. I’m certain that next week I’ll begin dreaming about and researching our next adventure…I hope that early fall will take us to Utah or Montana. Thanks for following along on our inaugural Queen Bed and a Kitchen travels. Stay tuned!