Arizona · Day Trips · Holidays · photography

Polar Express

Last Fall, 2016, we took a trip up North to ride The Polar Express via the Grand Canyon Railroad.

Besides the horrible migraine I got on the way up there, most likely because of the elevation, it was a great time. We had dinner at a diner, had peppermint schnapps to put in our hot chocolate, got our tickets punched, got Christmas bells, heard the story and saw Santa Claus!

We had the whole diner to ourselves and the food was great, atmosphere was cute and good times…

The next day we we had breakfast in Williams, walked around some trains and stopped at The Flintstones before heading back home. We had a great time!

Until tomorrow, LAF

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Upcoming…

Thought I would make a list of all the places I was lucky enough to visit over 2017! Not sure why I’ve had such a posting slump, but, one of my 2018 goals is to keep up with posting my favorite memories and photographs here for myself and others. Here are a few places I mean to document…

* Arizona Highway Women’s Retreat – Vermillion Cliffs and Lee’s Ferry

* Grand Canyon Railway – Polar Express

* Indio, California

* Tohono Chul, Tucson, Arizona

* Old Tucson, Tucson, Arizona

* Trip to Portugal & Spain

* Lisbon, Portugal

* Evora, Portugal

* Seville, Spain

* Córdoba, Spain

* Rhonda, Spain

* Costa del Sol, Spain

* Malaga, Spain

* Granada, Spain

* Madrid, Spain

* Toledo, Spain

* Barcelona, Spain

* Huntington Gardens, Ohio

* Odysea of the Desert Aquarium

* Dinosaurs of the Desert – Phoenix Zoo

* Gaslight – Afternoon Tea – Glendale, Arizona

* Butterfly Wonderland

* Winter Wonderland

See you soon! LAF

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Happy New Year!

2017 was a good year, with lots of good times and memories. But like everyone, I am hoping for a great 2018! Just a few of my goals are…

*. Blog more

*. Eat better and exercise more.

*. Print more of my photos.

*. Be kinder and more forgiving.

*. Experience new places and things.

*. Work hard.

Below is my nine most liked Instagram photos for 2017…

Tomorrow I’ll post a list of all the upcoming events I will be posting about!

Until tomorrow, LAF

Arizona · Holidays · photography

Lights of the World…

One of the best things to do in Phoenix during the holiday season is the Lights of the World light display. Last year the display was on the outskirts of town, this year it was at the fairgrounds near downtown Phoenix. I did not make it this year, but last year we enjoyed it immensely. Here are just a few of the photo I took during out visit with our dear friends.

I was amazed at the size of the exhibits, the overhead lights and all the highlights of the World!

There were pandas and visions of China…

There were huge trees and holiday gingerbread…

Mermaids and undersea fantasies…

The overhead lights were fun to walk under…

There were fun dinosaurs and animals …

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Until tomorrow, LAF