If you follow us on twitter, then you might have noticed that we were traveling around the desert last week. Arizona to be exact. My grandparents live in Tucson and I have fond childhood memories of spending holidays and vacations out there. As we got older, it became harder for us to make the trip. I think it’s been 10 years since I’ve been there. Yikes! Plus, the farthest west Derek has been is Ohio, so it was high time we made a visit. It was amazing getting to go back and enjoy Arizona as an adult. Since Derek had never been there, he was flabbergasted by the terrain, wildlife, plants and weather. It was fun exploring with him because it felt like I was discovering it all over again. Here are a few shots from our trip.
We hiked in the Santa Catalina Mountains, even though it was 109º. Don’t worry, we had plenty of water and food.
We encountered all types of cactus, which Derek immediately had to touch. Even though my mom (along with everyone else) warned him not to.
At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, we saw lizards, hummingbirds and all sorts of wildlife.
We walked the streets of Tombstone and stopped at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon for a Big Ass Beer.
Reading the tombstones in Boothill Graveyard was entertaining.
Our mining gear for the Queen Mining Tour in Bisbee, Arizona.
Street art in Bisbee.
We drove up Mt. Lemmon (a 9,000 elevation) and hiked part of Mt. Lemmon Lookout. There was this tiny building on the Fire Lookout.