Friday afternoon, my day off, after watching "Stranger Than Fiction" I decided to add meaning to my life while Laura was in school teaching. The trip to Tortilla Flats is a great short trip for guests who visit. One year my Cousins even saw a tarantula crossing the road on the way. You enjoy the Superstition Mountains after leaving Apache Junction. Their stark beauty dresses up the East Valley.
Passing Goldfield Mining Camp on the left you begin the climb to Canyon Lake. On the way back I saw a sports car that had missed one of the hairpin turns that had landed over 100 yards down the canyon. I had passed an ambulance going slowly before I saw the wreck. A bad sign for the driver I fear.
Tortilla Flats has a Post Office/Store/Souvenir Shop and Restaurant. You literally saddle up to the bar on saddles, and they have about 90,000 dollars stuck on the walls.
Canyon Lake is part of a string of lakes that hold and feed water to Phoenix in addition to the Canal water. It has some beautiful boat rides that cut through the mountains. My first year here I water skied and snow skied in Arizona in the same month.