We are in Florence...no we didn't put pontoons on the RV and float to Italy, this Florence is in Arizona. We have some friends that we met in Lake Havasu who were staying in the Desert Gardens RV Oasis about five miles south of Florence on Hwy 79 so we decided to come down and join them for a couple of weeks. From here we plan on staying once again in Pahrump Nevada for the month of April.
This is a real nice park with a many varieties of desert flowers, plants and cacti. As you can see from this photo we have a magnificent saguaro right behind our trailer.
Yesterday, Sunday the 15th, we explored the little town of Florence which as it turns out, is the fifth oldest city in Arizona. Apparently it used to be quite a boom town in the old days with copper and gold mines.I shot this panorama on main street which looks like it is right out of a western movie. We drove around town and discovered the Pinal County courthouse which, except for the palm trees, reminds me of the courthouse in the movie Back to the Future. This from the website: Florence contractors, A.J. Doran and T.A. Adams built the courthouse in 1891 for a cost of $29,000. A shortage of funds resulted in painted metal clock faces in the distinctive cupola. Thus, "time stands still" at 11:44.
There are a lot of attractions in the area so it appears that we will be busy exploring for the next couple of weeks.
Tomorrow we plan on visiting a Greek monastery not far from here.