Organ Pipe National Monument

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Organ Pipe National Monument

The path from our Airstream into Organ Pipe National Monument

Today the windows of the Airstream needed to be opened.  The Fantastic Fans were turned on.  And I found myself needing to get out of my jeans and into a pair of shorts.  Imagine, only a few hours from where we were camped we’d find the truly warm temperatures.  Yup, enjoying Organ Pipe National Monument.

A little less than 2 months ago we’d paid a multi-day visit to Organ Pipe National Monument.  It was colder then, which it really shouldn’t have been.  Not right on the border, you just don’t expect those chilly temperatures.  But returning to Organ Pipe today we found the climate we were expecting.

Trip plans changed at the last moment.  We will be back out toward Willcox in the near future, but we decided to move along to Organ Pipe after talking with Bert and Janie.

It’s been just about a year since we last saw Bert & Janie.  And knowing they were nearby, we decided to alter plans and meet up with them.  Since I personally haven’t completed the whole story on Organ Pipe for Living In Tin, I thought it would be good to have another stay in the area.  And the decision is working out nicely.

Pulling into Organ Pipe today we were greeted by truly warm temperatures, and a park service campground that isn’t filled up, even on a holiday weekend.  As I’ve said before, there is something about the National Monuments.

An Airstream Caravel

An Airstream Caravel

Airstreams have descended on Organ Pipe National Monument

Pulling into the camping area today the ranger we spoke to joked with us.  “I’m sorry, but we don’t allow Airstreams here.”  It seems there are just a few Airstreams in the park.  Just a few.

There’s no rally going on, no intentional gathering.  But if you look through row after row here in Organ Pipe you’ll start asking yourself, “Are the Airstreamers rallying?”  We’ve gotten a thorough chuckle out of it, and snapped away many frames on the cameras.

I suppose it’s due to this being a nice park, the climate is very nice, and we don’t have to turn our heaters on.  There might be more, but if there is we’re not aware of it.

I’m just glad not to be digging out of the latest round of New England snow storms.  🙂

Tomorrow we’ll be spending some more time with Bert & Janie, photographing the park, and taking some leisurely strolls through Organ Pipe.  We’ve got to be back in Prescott on Saturday, so we’ll enjoy our early summer as much as we can.

Airstream at Organ Pipe National Monument

Airstream at Organ Pipe National Monument

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