Beautiful Arizona

The Grand Canyon attracts about an average of 5 million visitors per year (specifically the North Rim). If you’ve been there in person, then you know that even the most amazing photograph doesn’t do it justice… it is, quite simply, GRAND.

Grand Canyon North Rim
Grand Canyon, North Rim
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However, the Grand Canyon isn’t the only natural wonder in Arizona that offers spectacular views. Check out these beautiful photos that capture the magnificence of Arizona.

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On a Whim

For this weekend’s spur of the moment adventure, we traveled down historic Route 66, explored the ghost town of Oatman, AZ , shopped in snowy Prescott then hiked to the summit of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix….  we covered a lot of ground in less than 2 days.

wild burros near oatman ghost town, az

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Grand Canyon Camping

Part 1 of our Grand Canyon Camping Roadtrip (View Part 2, Part 3)

For Labor Day weekend, husband & I road tripped to the North Rim Campground in the Grand Canyon for 2 nights of smokey, smelly camping!

The drive up took about 9 hours with stops. It wasn’t too bad but I might only be saying that because I didn’t drive at all. We took husband’s Jeep Wrangler (so aptly nicknamed “the bug killer”) & I can’t drive a manual. I think he bought a manual for that particular purpose…

As soon as we entered the National Park, we saw a bunch of roaming black dots in the distance:

Bison near the entrance of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
What are they???

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Boating in Patagonia… Lake?

Before we came down to Arizona, we lived a good part of our lives in Washington. A state overflowing with lush trees & littered with lakes (not to mention right on the Pacific Coast)… the opposite of Arizona. I think out of sheer desperation to see some sort of body of water, we headed down to Sonoita to visit what they call Patagonia Lake. Compared to say… Lake Washington, which is 21,600 surface acres, at 250 surface acres, Patagonia Lake is on the small scale. But for southern Arizona, it seems to be the lake spot to visit.

Plains of Sonoita, AZ
The road to Patagonia is very scenic. Rolling hills after rolling hills.

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