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

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

Arizona · art · Day Trips

Mini Time Machine 

One of my favorite places to visit in Tucson, Arizona is The Mini Time Machine.   If you like miniatures this is your place!  I went a few years ago and then again last Fall.   It seems like they have added more exhibits than the first time I visited.  They also have temporary exhibits which all look interesting.

The artwork is amazing and how they make those tiny little items is beyond me!

They have doll houses, themed rooms, holiday exhibits, and tiny furniture!





They have specially made doll houses, such as this teapot…

One of my favorites was is these ghosts in honor of Halloween …


Until tomorrow, LAF