That left Dick, Sue and me to make the drive up the mountain. Mt. Lemmon overlooks Tucson and is about 9800 ft high. We drove from 3,000 ft to 8,000 ft in about 40 miles. The scenery change is spectacular with desert on the bottom of the drive and pine trees at the top. The road became very steep the last 10 miles or so and the drive is full of curves and long dropoffs.
I managed to take some pictures since Dick drove his truck up the hill and I was free to actually view some of the sights. I have always driven in the past and it was nice to ride along and enjoy the views.
|Ski run on near the summit|
|Tucson from 30 miles away|
|Hazy day over Tucson|
We picked up Gerry and headed for Montgomery's Restaurant in Vail for dinner. Once again, we enjoyed a great meal and company. Then Dick & Sue headed back to their condo in Green Valley, tired out, but they had a great day.