I have so many nice photos from my trip out west I don't see how I'm ever going to fit them all in my blog! I guess that's a good problem to have. :) I'm going to break this up into sections and see if that makes it a little easier for viewing.
So the back story is I took my last remaining wedding-less weekend for a while and turned it into a week-long trip to Arizona to visit my friends John and Knicki. AND my friend Louise came over from California to hang out for a couple days too! I hadn't seen her in over a year, so this visit was long overdue!
Aside from just hanging out, I also got to tour most of the state (and a little bit of Utah!). I never realized quite how pretty it is out there. It was seriously some of the most amazing and breathtaking scenery I've seen in my life.
John picked me up at the Phoenix airport and we went directly to the Desert Botanical Garden, which was surprisingly interesting. Who knew cactus came in so many varieties?!?
We followed that up with the zoo.
And then we hiked up the Hole-in-the-Rock, which is pretty much just what it sounds like. :) This is from inside the rock looking out.
Next up, Sedona!