Places to Visit · Portugal · Spain


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

Arizona · Day Trips · photography · Places to Visit

Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones …

Yabba dabba doo! 

Freddy Flinstone, You’re all heart and a yard wide – Wilma Flinstone

And what may I ask do you think you’re doing? – Fred Flintstone

Last year as we were going up to the Polar Express in Northern Arizona, we decided on the way home to stop at the Flinstone Land (Bedrock City) close to Williams.   

I don’t remember what the price was to get in, but it wasn’t much.  The entrance was thru a gift shop full of cheap and expensive gifts.  Flintstone Land (pretty sure that’s not its actual name) was definitely something to see!  We really didn’t know what to think.  It has seen better days!  

To be honest the colors in my pics have been computer enhanced a bit.  The paint on these were layers thick and quite dull. But, saying all that we had a great time discovering  the buildings and goofing around!   

A few of our favorite characters …

Some unusual buildings…

Some oddities ….

A few photos I took specifically to show how creepy and great this place is all at the same time!  

OMG, the best exhibit in this place below …  I literally ran out of this place screaming for Kara to come and see this!  

I tried to turn some of the photos black and white to express a feeling, not really happy with them, but thought I would share a few here.   Any thoughts or feelings evoked is appreciated. 

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Until tomorrow, LAF. 

Arizona · photography · Places to Visit

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

One of my favorite places to go is the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.  It is just amazing and takes me a full day to go thru.  

I thought I would share a few of my random pics taken on my last visit!   

Just a few of my gorgeous, never serious daughter … 

Until cooler days I will resort to reliving old photos!  Ugh I had more pics but couldn’t get them to load, so will save them for another day!  LAF

Arizona · photography · Places to Visit · quotes

Happy Sunday!  

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. Marla Gibbs

I love photographing butterflies, they are so different from one another and great practice for macro photography.  We are lucky in Arizona in that we have quite a few places to find butterfly houses.  There is Desert Botanical Gardens, The Butterfly Wonderland, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohona Chul (I believe) and Flagstaff Arboretum.  

All of these locations vary, in when the butterflies are in attendance, throughout the year and type of butterflies housed within.  The only one that has butterflies throughout the year is Butterfly Wonderland.  All of the butterflies in this postwere taken at the Desert Botanical Gardens new pavilion.  

Until tomorrow, LAF