Lost Dutchman SP – Feb 2017

I really deliberated whether to post on this visit to Lost Dutchman State Park, in Apache Junction, AZ (20 miles east of Phoenix). I have posted previously about this place and in spite of what you might think I try to keep the blog current but also interesting, and with new places.  But Lost Dutchman is a great campground.4M9A0703.jpg

I’ll keep this short, and you can also go to my posts from 2015 and 2016 if you want more info on this place.

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Suffice it to say that if this wasn’t a cool place then we would not have returned, so I guess that is part of the answer; we do try to avoid being creatures of habit, but we may have failed here. 4M9A0741.jpg

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Old friends, new friends, old places to eat, new places to eat… what’s not to love.

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New friends Jim and Patty with their 50’s era Chevrolet truck and Silver Stream trailer

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We met up with friends and dined at Pizzeria Bianco near the University of Arizona campus. To give you an idea, we had a 1- ½ hour wait, and were delighted to have waited. At a pizza place!! I know, we don’t get out much! This place is awesome. We had been here previously, and while I am not a big fan of pizzas, this might be one of my favorite restaurants.

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Pizzeria Bianco

Earlier tonight we met up with friends at our campsite at Lost Dutchman and then proceeded to go to the Handlebar Pub and Grill in Apache Junction. I did not take pictures before entering, but I will admit I would never have gone there if it did not get good reviews. What a dump – and it was GREAT! Gotta tell you, this is basically a burger/pub joint, BUT the burgers are great, and there is a lot going on with the menu that makes this place a destination.

All of these other pictures are either from our campsite or from hiking on trails leading right from the campground.

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Enjoy!

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