Tag: Arizona

A Stop by Bisbee in Blue and Yellow

On one of our trips to Tucson, Arizona we drove south to the old mining town of Bisbee just past Tombstone near the border with Mexico.  Founded in 1880 and known as the ‘Queen of the Copper Camps,’  Bisbee was once a thriving town… Continue Reading “A Stop by Bisbee in Blue and Yellow”

Dreaming of Sunny Arizona

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… Continue Reading “Dreaming of Sunny Arizona”

Historic Williams on Route 66

You heard of it?  Maybe not Williams, but surely you’ve heard of Route 66, one of America’s first interstate highways, built in 1926 and running from Santa Monica, California to Chicago, Illinois.  We stumbled across this preserved section of the old highway in Williams,… Continue Reading “Historic Williams on Route 66”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered Wupatki

Weathered pueblos where Anasazi  Indians lived almost 1000 years ago dot the landscape of Northern Arizona. The Anasazi are considered to be the ancient ancestors of today’s Pueblo Indians including the Hopi and the Zuni. The largest pueblo in the area was Wupatki, which… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered Wupatki”

Those Sunny Days of Arizona

I love to retrieve a place again whenever the need arises.  And so as we enter the dark days of winter, it’s time to revisit the land of the Sun, where palm trees reach high into clear blue skies. And the heat is almost… Continue Reading “Those Sunny Days of Arizona”

Serene Sedona

Last week we visited beautiful Sedona, Arizona, where Oak Creek runs through majestic red rock in the midst of trees ablaze in yellow and gold.   All was peaceful and serene. And so for this week’s Photo Challenge I thought it only fitting to… Continue Reading “Serene Sedona”

The Grand Canyon

First of all, my apologies to the Grand Canyon. When I did a story a year ago on Favorite National Parks it didn’t even make my list!  (See that story here ) Boy was I wrong!  Honestly I’d only been to the Grand Canyon once… Continue Reading “The Grand Canyon”

Transformation by a River

Having just returned from the Grand Canyon, it seemed fitting to present this rugged landscape, transformed by the river flowing through it, for this week’s photo challenge. Transformation More stories and pictures to come from the Land of the Sun, the beautiful state of… Continue Reading “Transformation by a River”

Postcard from Sedona

Spending Thanksgiving week in Arizona and will have much to say upon my return.  But until then, I hope you enjoy this postcard from Sedona where all is red and orange and gold. Susanne 

The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle? or did you mean Saguaro?

The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle, or so sang Perry Como back in the sixties.  Which really begs the question;  have you ever been there?  First of all let me say that I am a native and as such reserve the right to… Continue Reading “The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle? or did you mean Saguaro?”

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