Most of us who live in the Pacific Northwest will at some point long to escape the gray and rainy days of winter. The lucky ones are ‘snowbirds’ who migrate south to the blue skies and sunshine of Arizona. Unfortunately I am not one of those. Still, I have managed to visit a few times and thought it was time to recall those sunny days in Arizona.
I’ll start with the red rock country of Sedona, an awesome place with a lovely name that exudes both peace and strength. No words are adequate or even necessary to describe its beauty.
Next up is Boyce Thompson Arboretum an hour east of Phoenix. Founded in 1924, it’s the largest and oldest botanical garden in the state of Arizona. We discovered it by taking the scenic route between Phoenix and Tucson.
Speaking of Tucson, wouldn’t you enjoy hiking at Saguaro National Park? We did.
Of course there’s that other National Park that’s good for hiking too, just ask him.
Grand Canyon, beautiful from every angle any time of day.
Okay that’s enough of Arizona. It will have to tide me over till our next trip to somewhere sunny.
The forecast here in the Northwest calls for cloudy with a chance of rain pretty much everyday until next April. Or something like that.