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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson March 5th 2009

In the springtime the desert comes to life! Surprisingly, many animals and plants hibernate throughout the winter even here in the Sonoran Desert. It seems as though one day the ground is brown and barren and the next day the cacti are in full, brightly vivid bloom and the earth is teeming with life. A boring drive down the streets turns into a thrill as you oooh and aaaaah at the splashes of color that nature has strewn about in patches of reds, oranges, yellows and purples. It is such a magical time in the desert! Unfortunately it is not long lived. Before the scorching summer heat sets upon us and kills off most of the flowers (not all, but most) we opted to go on a hike and marvel in the beauty. Just north of ... read more
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i see hearts everywhere!
cactus

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson February 20th 2009

So I see that my last entry was in October. Wow. Quick updates from there before I get to the present. I'll make this quick. I went to Mexico with a group of friends that are turning out to be my "group" (unfortunately they're spread all throughout Arizona, so it makes consistent hanging out a little difficult). Mexico was an absolute blast! We went to Rocky Point, which is essentially Arizona's Tijuana. Point being - we just drank and spent time on the beach (which was, MAYBE, 100 feet from our room at the resort). It was fantastic. Um, I'm still working at Sunflower Market, not so much the campus coffee shop. I quit because, well, to put it lightly, the owner and manager are two of the most unintelligent people I've ever met. Ever. So ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson February 17th 2009

Two weeks in Tucson have allowed us to savor this marvelous city with all of its nearby natural wonders. Southeast Arizona is truly a naturalist's paradise. But, alas, even here trouble looms on the horizon. The captions of our 47 photos will tell the story.... read more
Jumping Cholla
Jumping Cholla
Jumping Cholla

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson February 10th 2009

drive 3days from el potrero chico. driving like 24hours totall. bought mini cheap PC!now Kearny AZ. 2hour NE of Tucson. I want to climb Tamo !!!! then...Tamo climbing is fun! rock is nice ququartzite .sport and trad climbing , mainly face climbing.only single piche. view is great.not so hight mean not so cold and wet for winter climbing but driving is very hard. not any4x4 can make it. it is very new area. not many climber go there. very special experience. oneday, we are climbing in Queen creek. 22miles from Kearny. it was good. not so big area sharp volcanic rock sport climibing area. view was nice . very deferent to Tamo.we enjoyed it.... read more
Tamo
Tamo climb
Queen Cree climbing

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson February 6th 2009

Welcome to our second travel blog which will cover a trip to the southwest US. This is an area we skimmed by last winter, but promised ourselves to revisit. Our hope is to learn more about the natural history and culture of this great region. The first major stop will be southeastern Arizona with a two week stay in the Tucson area. We expect to get as far west as Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, before heading back east to the Guadalupe Mountains, TX where we will meet up with our good friends Peter and Trudy. The four of us will then caravan down to the Big Bend region of Texas/Mexico. We will then work our way down the Rio Grande to Mission, TX for a one month stay at Bentsen Rio-Grande State Park, headquarters of ... read more
Ready for departure.
Fort Chiswell RV Park, Max Meadows, VA.
Fort Chiswell RV Park.

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson December 31st 2008

All went well on our flight to Tucson, AZ. We are once again enjoying the beauty of the Sonoran desert. Daytime temps are sunny and nice, the nights are COLD. While here there will be U of A basketball games, hikes, time with friends, desert drives, snowy mountain scenes, movies, and favorite restaurant stops to fill our week's stay. On Sun. January 4th we'll be flying over the BIG pond enroute to Stop #2 - Hong Kong. We wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and hope it will be a great year with lots of joy, peace, and fun times. Best Wishes, R&P... read more
A hillside of Saguaros
Windy Point view
On top of Mt. Lemmon, all covered with snow....

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson December 21st 2008

We've made it to Tuscon in record time. Our trip begin at 4:58pm, Friday Dec. 19th. Since then, we've covered A LOT of territory. Texas was by far the longest - 800+ miles to get from the eastern border to the western edge. New Mexico and Arizona seem tiny now in comparison. The landscape is FANTASTIC! The southern states ('Bama, Miss., LA) were pretty similar to our "home" state in Florida (Although I-10 through new Orleans was very cool, lots of marshland and bridges and highway overpasses, ramps, etc.) But once we got through half of Texas, the land began slowly, but dramatically, rising around us. Small hills have become edges of mountain ranges, rocky hillsides have transformed into gravity defying boulder & sand landscape. The trees have slowly shrunk away, making way for smaller, hearty ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson December 19th 2008

There is no wind today and only a few clouds. We got ready to go and then went over for our "free" breakfast. We were on the road at 8:00. Not far out of town, at about 8:30, there was a Border Patrol Inspection Station for the Westbound lanes that we were wondering about the other day. We were just waved on through. We traveled through flat plains with distant mountains. There were range cattle. The landscape was starting to look like Nevada. There were signs in several areas that said, "Dust Storms Possible" and "Zero Visibility Possible". We were especially glad that we didn't continue on through this area yesterday! As we travelled, Nancy read about Tucson in the guide book. We learned about the Tucson bed. "Tucson gained a certain notoriety as a stagestop. ... read more
Nancy and Saguaro
Nancy and Ocatillo
Saguaro

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson December 7th 2008

PUT THE CURSOR ON THE ABOVE MAP AND MOVE IT AROUND FOR BETTER ORIENTATION. THAT IS MEXICO DIRECTLY SOUTH OF ARIZONA HAPPY HOLIDAYS - 2008 Happy Holidays, We were thrilled to realize that we have friends of many faiths - Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and even Bahai - of which many celebrate a holiday during this time of year. So we are taking this opportunity to connect with you all to wish you a happy and peaceful holiday, whatever your faith. For us it is a time to connect with family and friends of all faiths and in many countries. We greatly cherish our friendship with you all and want to thank you for keeping us in your hearts this holiday season. Since we did many travel blogs this past year, this is strictly ... read more
Bernie w/brother Tom & wife Janet
Gould Family
Jaqueline Barrios

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson November 16th 2008

The pictues are uploaded; hope you enjoy them. To see pictures on each entry, just go to the bottom of my text and click on previous and it will take you to the previous entry. There are a few that do not have pictures.... read more




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