Saturday 2-29-20 Leap Year Casa Grande Ruins San Tan Flat and Trader Joe’s

Mostly sunny today. Low overnight 51F and high today was 77F.

Ate breakfast and walked Joy.

At 9:40AM we picked up Donna and headed to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument about 45 minutes away

It was abandoned around 1450AD and the first European to see it was Father Eusebio Kino in 1694. He called it Casa Grande, Big House.

It was made an Archeological Preserve in 1892. It was made a National Monument in 1918.

The protective roof was built in 1932.

About 2,000 people lived in the community

There is a nice Visitor Center. We watched a 20 minute video. The people that lived there depended on agriculture and had an extensive irrigation network.

We drove another 30 miles to San Tan Flat, a restaurant with a courtyard eating area with many fire rings

We met our friends who are members of the WIT Nodak Flickertails Winnebago Club

We sat out in the courtyard

There were 11 of us there

I had Chicken Strips

On one of the inside walls were North Dakota signed license plates from the Grand Forks Fire Department

We went from San Tan Flat to the Trader Joe’s in Gilbert

Then about a 45 minute drive back to Rover’s Roost

Had the “Take One” from Olive Garden with a salad for dinner.

Watched Greg Gutfeld Show and Saturday Night Live

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