Knowing that a big weather front was due to move through the northern part of Arizona meant that we had to get up to Camp Verde ahead of any possible snow or rain. Daisy had been most enthusiastic about trying out the ziplines at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and since Montezuma's Castle was right on the other side of Interstate 17, we were going there, too. Camp Verde is in a history-filled area, and it's also right in the neighborhood of Sedona and Jerome. I've often thought that it would be a nice place to live-- especially since it has a river flowing through it that actually has water in it (the Verde River). Only riverbeds with water in them surprise me now, desert dweller that I am.
Anyway, I've chosen a dozen photos of that day to share with you. We also came away with some good videos, but I've had mixed results (mostly bad) posting videos here on the blog, so I'm leaving them out. Hope you enjoy the day's journey!
|Daisy at Montezuma's Castle|
|Daisy checking out the lower ruins|
|Out of Africa Wildlife Park entrance|
|You can explore the grounds in comfort.|
|Although you could get up close and personal with a giraffe!|
|Tiger Splash is a very popular attraction.|
|I'd rather be in the pool with the tiger than go zip lining!|
|Lions catching some rays.|
|With the zip line tower in the background, this lioness looks as though she's waiting for lunch.|
|More of the zip line towers. The stairs alone would do me in!|
|Daisy the Zip Line Queen|
|She didn't enjoy herself at all. Nope. Not one little bit!|
As for you, which will it be? On the zip lines with Daisy, or in the pool with the tigers and me?