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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Arizona Sun

Hi Everyone,

I just got back from my first trip to Tucson, Arizona USA. Wow, what a wonderful place. We were visiting son and girlfriend and their new rental house. It was so cute and they have fixed it up with all their own touches. It's so fun to see how the adult kids manage and make things work so nicely. They entertained us and showed us all the highlights in the area. So much more to see in future visits. The weather was in the high 80's, sunny, blue sky and cooler in the early morning and the evening. The landscape is so diverse, flat, desert, mountainous, trees, cactuses, and flowers, which I never expected. We walked, rode a tram up a mountain and hiked into the canyon, got our feet wet, visited an outside museum, visited Tombstone, AZ where the OK Corral is and the shootings occurred in history (Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday), still know as "The Town to Tough to Die" because it is still a town with inhabitants. We ate lots of delicious mexican food and drink. It was interesting to learn the type of plants, animals and birds that are common to the area. I loved exploring and discovering all the characteristics of the Southwest!

Here are some pictures:

This is the skyline from Denver, Colorado where we had a stop and plane change. You are looking at snow covered Rocky Mountains.

Left to Right
Desert plants Prickly Pear, Rosemary, saguaro, mature saguaro, barrel cactus, cactus

Ocotillo, Palo Verde, Sacred Datura, Trumpet, Lantana with butterfly, Look how big this Saguaro is

Wild Turkey, Coati, Arizona Wolf (one half), Black bear (I tried), Other half of Wolf, Saguaro skeleton

Next the Boothill Graveyard, The real one, only the bodies have now been moved

The graveyard markers, we had a chuckle

Tombstone, Arizona        

 All the characters, but lots of people just dress up to visit, staged gunfight, I got hung for charity, OK Corral where gunfight occurred, Brothel house, Saloon,

Just some fun and pretty pictures, lovely doors, alley, scenery, boat out a window, my favorite house, pretty church  These were all photos taken in Bisbee, Arizona near Tombstone.

These photos were from our Tram ride and hike down into the Canyon. This is "Sabino Canyon"

In the first picture, can you see Snoopy on his back? or Two eagles on the right? Water reflection in the canyon, views, Cactus cemetery, stone worn smooth from waterfalls over the years, some went swimming and others didn't, The "hikers"

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little vacation. It was truly fabulous and I would highly recommend a visit to Arizona. My honey loved the climate and would live there half the year in a heartbeat. It's too far away for me from the kids!!

I leave you with my favorite picture I took from the kids front pouch at sunset

Thanks for visiting, be back soon, I wish you all much happiness and blessings,  xoRobin❤

PS. Thank you all for your heartfelt wishes for Jack, he is so much better. Only one more day of antibiotics and his fur is starting to grow back. Wet kisses from Jack to all of you❤❤


  1. What a wonderful trip to Arizona you had, Robin! It must have been such a lovely family time, and so much to see and do! Your pictures are wonderful, I loved seeing them all. So glad to hear that Jack is so improved too, that's great news.
    Have a happy day. Helen x

  2. Hi Robin. What a gorgeous post! I really enjoyed reading all about your holiday. Looks like a very memorable time.
    Glad to hear the lovely Jack is on the mend.

  3. Wow Robin thanks for sharing all those gorgeous photos, what an interesting place your son now lives in- but rather hot for me too! I am so glad Jack is nearly better. Good to have you "home" again!
    Jane x

  4. Hi Robin what a great trip you had, the photos are awesome. I love the whole tombstone story, prob cause i thought Val Kilmer was great as Doc Holiday :D
    Lots of love Karen x

  5. What an amazing trip Robin, I'm sure it was lovely to see your son and his girlfriend. Arizona looks wonderful. :)
    So glad Jack is feeling better!
    Vivienne x

  6. What a lovely trip! Such beauty and to see your son is just perfect. Glad you had such an nice time, thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Loved seeing all those photos! So interesting and so different to what we have here in NZ. Your sunset picture was stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Dear Robin.. oh wow.. that was quite a trip for you and hubby! Yes, it is neat to see your kids get their own homes and fly on their own. Bittersweet, too.. as those days of your kids all under your roof are gone. Looks like you had a FAB time!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Sounds like you had a fantastic time, love all the photo's, it's always special spending time with our children, hope you made some wonderful memories.......glad to hear Jack is now on the mend. xx

  10. Dear Robin,

    I am trying to comment again, for some reason blogger gives me "error" when I try to leave a comment (not only here, it's a regular bug!)...We'll see how this goes!

    What a lovely set of pictures, thank you so much for sharing! It's wonderful to make these "trips" from your own sofa...It's the wonder of this blogland!

    I am wishing you wonderful weekend and sunshine (!!!) from Finland!


  11. Sound like a really fun trip! I went to Arizona once... As a teen with my grandmother. Some of these places look familiar. I will have to pull out my old pics. I wanted to thank you for your bloggy birthday wishes last week at T.H. last week. It was so nice to hear from so many of you. Happy Sunday Robin!