Desert Adventure

Many of my dearest friends live in distant towns and cities – the result of moving from state to state for career advancement.  Although I missed the day to day interactions with them throughout the years, now that I (and my husband) have more time for recreation, these long distant friendships have become a bonus for new, wonderful and low-cost travel experiences.  Our friends are welcoming hosts and are often tour guides.  We, in turn, reciprocate when they want a Lowcountry experience.

My post, A Threshold Birthday (https://lowcountryfelicitylife.com/2015/06/20/a-threshold-birthday/), was written while on a flight to visit friends in Tucson, Arizona.  This post is an update.  The trip was remarkable.  The Sonoran Desert was ablaze in yellow and red blossoms (a must see is the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, http://www.desertmuseum.org), the Santa Catalina mountains were formidable, the food was delicious (especially The Tamale Company, http://www.tucsontamalecompany.com) and our friends pushed us out of our cozy, comfort zone with a l-o-n-g hike up the Sabino Canyon (http://www.sabinocanyon.com).  Here are some of the photos from our visit.

Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ
Looking back down Sabino Canyon to Tucson.
Sabino Canyon hiking trail.
The cliff’s edge on the Sabino Canyon hiking trail.
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At the entrance to the Sabino Canyon hiking trail
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum pathway
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum pathway. Century plant in the distance against the beautiful blue sky.
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum vista
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum vista
Santa Catalina Mountains
Santa Catalina Mountains viewed from friend’s back porch
Sonoran desert cactus in bloom.
Sonoran desert cactus in bloom.
Sonoran desert landscape, Santa Catalina Mountain in distance
Sonoran desert landscape, Santa Catalina Mountain in distance
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