Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Arizona, Up Close and Personal

Returned last week from our trip to sunny Arizona.

Sunny, hot Arizona.

Sunny, hot, humid Arizona.

They say, "Sure it's hot, but it's a dry heat." Only it rained three of the five days we were there, so we didn't really notice the dry part. Still, the rain kindly waited for the evenings to fall, and we had lots of sunshine for our adventuresome days in the desert.

This was my first time traveling any further south than Oklahoma, and I'm a northwoods native of over 25 years now, so as we were flying into Phoenix, I thought I had never seen a place so very... brown. No offense to native Arizonians (I did learn the error of my ways), but from so high up, I just couldn't see any beauty there. It looked... desolate. But before we left, I found the beauty. I just had to get up close and personal. Here are a few of my favorite shots from beautiful Arizona.

Amazing landscapes and beautiful skies...


Towering palm trees in Scottsdale...


A small -- and very quick -- lizard...


Did I mention amazing landscapes and beautiful skies?


The London Bridge in Lake Havasu...


A washed-out road -- and a rainbow (we were stranded by the road here for about two hours)...


Exploring in the desert...


...and it was well worth the trip!



I could go on and on. And I did. We ended up with over 700 photos to sort through when we got home, but it sure was fun. Thank God for digital cameras!

3 comments:

quiltinjeanie said...

Love your vacation pix. Think I would rather visit the desert in the winter, though...lol....

Jean said...

HI
It's me again. I just went to my Blog and redid some of it. I have been terrible about keeping it up, so will try again. I hadn't seen your comment til now. Thanks for comments of encouragement about my young friend. It has been a hard year for me to let go of him a little, so I don't drive myself crazy. I just hope he makes good decisions in the future school year. He only has a semester left....
Thanks!!! You will have to visit now as I have posted....the thrill of all our lives!

Cheap Pens said...

It's So Hot in Arizona That
...even heat jokes don't give much relief! It looks like we may reach record temperatures this week, and that it may get to 116 degrees on Thursday. The previous high temperature on that date was 115 set in 1958. No big deal--we've seen it hotter than this. Yea. We can take it! Here are some of those hot one liners that you can rattle off to your friends who call on the phone to give you a hard time about living in this terrible heat.