Friday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I love to travel. Period. It doesn’t matter where the road takes me I love being on it. The sense of adventure that comes with exploring new places, whether it is abroad or right here in the United States, is one of the joys of my life. It’s always been that way. When traveling around the country I am always drawn to The West. I don’t know if that’s because I have spent a good number of my years in the South and Georgia in particular and the big sky out west is such a different view from my day to day but whatever the reason I always relish the chance to go out and explore.
The past few days I had the opportunity to visit with a good friend in Tucson, Arizona and although a lot of time out of those days were spent working with brides and grooms as well as a couple about to get married later this year, I did get the chance to spend some time in the desert. Saguaro National Park and the Tucson Desert Museum were both great suggestions from my friends and we spent a little bit of time exploring two of their favorite places. Saguaro National Park is definitely beautiful. As we wound our way through the park, the sun was starting to set lighting up the numerous cacti that give the park its name. Huge boulder formations started to rise from the desert floor as we neared our destination in the park in order to really get a beautiful view of the descending twilight. The Tucson Desert Museum is a little harder to describe. Not quite a zoo, the museum had a bunch of desert inhabitants in natural enclosures within the property. Bob cats and mountain lions lazed in the winter sun, while deer foraged around for food. There was also a birds of prey demonstration where a prairie falcon and a great horned owl wowed the gathered crowd as handlers had them swooping and diving over their heads.
Later I’ll be able to share some of the work that got done while I was out there. I’m really excited to be able to do that. But for now enjoy what some of the desert and the West has to offer through my eyes!