Monday, March 19, 2012

But it's a dry heat

Arizona was a lot like Utah, except not as colorful. It was, however, dry, dry, dry and warm, so a nice change from Indiana. We brought our sun hats.

At Catalina State Park:
At Chiricahua National Monument:
And more of Chiricahua:
Just outside of Willcox:
Ramsey Canyon, top of a trail:
At Miller Canyon the next day - they'd had a fire the year before so the trees were dead and bare:
And finally at Saguaro National Park:
It's a mountainy desert area, what else can I say? I did like Sierra Vista though (and all the fried food of a joint called Lucky Wishbone). Nice size little town, and my dear friend Sara has connections to it. :)

Have you ever been to AZ? What did you think of it?

By the way, I apologize for not responding to comments recently. I read all of them, but time just gets away from me and then I forget to reply.

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams


Nan said...

Nice photos. Sorry you missed Sedona and Cottonwood......beautiful!

Sara said...

Oh, I just want to bask in your pictures for awhile and soak up that desert sun! I forgot how lovely the Chiricahua's are; I haven't been there in over 30 years! Thanks for sharing these. I have memories of all of those places... I feel like you just gave me a little trip home. :)

And most of all, I can't believe you went to Lucky Wishbone and didn't clog your arteries right on the spot!

Alina said...

The desert has its own special sort of beauty doesn't it? :)

Michelle said...

Great photos T! I have never been to AZ. I thought I would hate the desert but I travelled down the Rio Grande in Texas and enjoyed the scenery quite a bit.

Stacy Davis said...

I would shrivel up and die. dry heat...pffffffffffft. :P lol
It really is beautiful different from New England...I'd like to go somewhere deserty (I almost wrote desserty...and really I wouldn't' mind either :P) before I die...but I'm fairly certain that the heat would do me in. Mike tells me horror stories about the desert..the big baby. :P

SoapSudsations said...

We did Phoenix a good number of years ago, and the Grand Canyon and Painted Forest were really nice, but not somewhere I feel a need to go back to anytime soon.

Maureen said...

I had to laugh at your comment, because we used to live in Gilroy, California. It averaged 106 in the summer there (so there were days that were like 115+). People who were not native to the area used to complain about the heat and then we'd sarcastically add, "Oh, but it's a dry heat!" Like, why do people even say that?!?! 115 degrees is frickin hot, no matter if it is dry or wet. I mean, I do understand that humidity makes the heat even more unbearable, but still, there comes a point where it's just miserable....

Under the Willow said...

I've never been to AZ- my brother in-law has a second home near Flagstaff. My husband made the trip out there last year to help his brother move in- the higher they went in the mountains-the more snow there was!

Robin said...

I was Arizona a long long time ago. The cacti were awesome. Not impressed by the Grand Canyon [sorry...] but I adored Lake Powell. Love, love, love!

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Sooooo ruggedly beautiful! A lot of the scenery reminded me of the backgrounds I see in my hubby's endless Westerns. I could totally imagine cowboy music playing in the background. Heh, heh!