Monday, July 18, 2016

Day One

Patrick and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this week.  We decided to take a trip to Arizona, Utah and Colorado to see some sites and celebrate us along the way.  

On our first day we flew to Phoenix, rented a car and headed to our first stop which was Sedona, Arizona.  We arrived just in time to check in and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant.  

Blogging from my tablet is challenging at times and so my photos are backward today.  If you want to view them chronologically, start at the bottom and scroll up. :)

City of Sedona with Courthouse Butte on the right and Bell Rock on th left.

I couldn't stop taking pictures.  It was magnificent.

Entering Sedona.  Courthouse Butte .

Beginning to see some red rocks...
For Logan who recently completed driver's ed classes.  What does this sign mean?

Views for miles and miles.

Driving out of Phoenix.

Just love the different field patterns you can see from the sky.
I fit all clothes and toiletries in one carry-on!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Weekend Pit Stop

Trying to impress the kids 

He just had to try it.






Now this is the way to hang on a light post.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fungi Three Ways

 The kids and I were weeding in this spot the day before and none of us remember seeing this little beauty.  Must have popped up overnight.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Day at the Garden

 The kids and I spent some time at the botanical garden.  We all really enjoy visiting the botanical gardens in various cities.  It's become one of our favorite stops when in a new to us city.  The photos were taken mostly by me, but the kids grabbed the camera now and then to capture something that caught their eye.


Allium, little flowers make up one big flower.

Mason's view of the little stream that meanders it's way through the garden.

Mason just needs a fishing pole.

A wee little hobbit in a hobbit house window.


Flowers you don't have to water.

These would be a great screen saver!

He came running by on a stone bench. 


This beauty had all sorts of moving parts.

I love this photo.  It is typical of what happens before I get a smile.