The road we chose to Safford is marked as one of Arizona's scenic highways. The Texas-Canyon Pass on I-10 East is especially beautiful.
Roper Lake State Park is far better than we had imagined. The park has boat ramps, fishing docks and five miles of hiking trails. The park is also divided into the day-time use only and over-night camping. J.J. and I enjoyed a leisurely walk around the lake watching many birds small and large including Gamble's Quail and White Heron.
Here is a stunning view of snow-capped Pinsaleno Mountains (Mt Grahan) at sunset.
We had a wonderful lunch at Casa Mañana where they take pride in their "Legendary Mexican Food since 1951." Here is our server, Lexi bringing our orders.
Our special treat of the day was the Kachina Hot Springs Mineral Spa located at the entrance to our camping ground. For $10 per person, J.J. and I shared a private room with Roman-style mineral spa for 1/2 hour. It was truly relaxing and rejuvenating.
Rhianna who greeted us at the Kachina Hot Spring
Aloha -- Cathi