Saguaro National Park - Our trip to Arizona started of course at Saguaro National Park. We were only on the ground for a couple of hours before heading out with Uncle Fred to the Park in his convertible. He has lifetime pass and lives across the street from the Park!
Saguaro National Park
With Uncle Fred
Saguaro National Park
Saguaro National Park - Saguaros have a relatively long life span. They may grow their first side arm anywhere from 50 to 75 years of age. Some specimens may live for more than 200 years.
Saguaro National Park - Barrel Cactus, they always lean south.
Saguaro National Park - Whenever it rains, saguaros soak up the rainwater. The cactus will visibly expand, holding in the rainwater. It conserves the water and slowly consumes it.
Tombstone - Famous for Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Thanks for Uncle Fred and Aunt Barb for the awesome tour!
Tombstone graveyard - Where the bad guys were buried
Tombstone - Gunfight at the OK corral re-enactment. Fun!
Tombstone - Mel with the good guys
Tombstone - Uncle Fred and Aunt Barb with the bad guys!
Tombstone - Big Nose Kate's Saloon
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Desert Museum - trying on some bat ears. You can actually hear better with them on!
Desert Museum - Organ Cactus
Desert Museum - I took a ton of pics of humming bird's and glad one came out. If you look close you can see the pollen on his beak. Hummingbirds are great pollinators.
After much looking we finally saw a road runner! They're fast but unfortunately don't go Beep beep.
The Gas Light Theatre
The Gas Light Theatre - Mariachi bands!
The Gas Light Theatre - Video
Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
Buttons for folks on horseback!
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Montezuma's Castle - Our first of many cliff dwellings
Sedona - Sedona's main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations.
Sedona - The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. And so does Melanie!
Sedona - Sedona was named after Sedona Schnebly, the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness.
Sedona - The city itself has a lot Crystal shops from all the visiting New Age followers seeking out the 'Vortexes' We recommend just enjoying the natural beauty.