Just outside of Tucson one can find a little respite from the stresses and worries of everyday life. A place to meditate, pray and ponder. Add the fact that although you can not camp here but you can rent the single cabin on the property as an AirBnb so that after the park closes at 5 p.m. you can be the only person left once the sun goes down.
Sanctuary Cove is at the base of the omnipotent Brown mountain which hoovers over like the Watcher. The heat of summer is really starting to kick into high gear, so all of the desert creatures are active. I hike the mountain trails as the sun is wriggling it’s way over the eastern skyline just before 5 a.m.
Settling into a more restful routine these days, I spend most of the day painting, reading and drinking. No more crazy adventures needed. The cabin suits me well for this purpose.
There is an old church on the property as well. I go there after hiking early on a Sunday morning, and sit by myself in a pew and try to pray. I’m not comforted to any real degree, and so I leave and keep wandering. A medicine wheel calls my name, and I find that sitting here and meditating works better for me than the church.
To each their own.