I’ve never considered myself a naturalist but the saguro cactus surrounding Carefree, Arizona — yes, you read that correctly, the name of the town is Carefree –are amazing. They grow like crazy in the desert and the cactus above is at least 80 years old. The resort we stayed in had them scattered all around us. Although the resort was a good 45 minutes away from the convention center, we didn’t mind the drive and enjoyed taking in the scenery.
On the drive to the convention center, we passed by Dunkin’ Donuts every day. Maybe it was the fact there are no Dunkin’ Donuts in San Diego but we both agreed that the Munchkins — Dunkin’ Donuts version of donut holes– were the best thing on the menu. And they weren’t just plain old glazed donut holes but a variety! Blueberry, chocolate glazed, cinnamon sugar, powered and my favorite, the jelly filled. Our neighbors appreciated us sharing the donuts.
We left immediately after the convention ended on Sunday for the 5-hour drive back to San Diego. I should have taken photos of all the road food we ate on the back which included Chesters Fried chicken strips and burrito but didn’t. Honestly, if I had known that the Space Age Restaurant in Gila Bend was waiting for us, I would have resisted.