As you may know, we are in Arizona visiting my parents this week. As my husband has never been here before, my parents are giving him the “whirlwind tour” of the state. We are literally cramming as much into the week as anybody could humanly manage.
Today we traveled up to the White Mountains to show my husband just how different it is up here compared to where we were yesterday.
Our trip started out with the Wee Little Miss wearing her hat on her face.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to make the trip from Tucson up to HonDah, you’re missing out and I highly recommend going. The drive is beautiful…
One stop we made was at a marker noting where Kit Carson had guided a group to California. As a bit of my boring fascination with family history, I am rather closely related to Kit Carson, so that was an interesting bit to come across.
It doesn’t seem all that impassable to me — but then again, I’m no mountain man, so what do I know?
Growing up here, I always took this landscape completely for granted. I’ve not lived in Arizona since 1995, though, and now I definitely see how different it is from other places.
Obviously water is a big deal out here. So when there is actual running water, it’s definitely photo-worthy!
So, hey, how about that panorama function on cameras these days? Me being the dinosaur that I am, I never put mine to the test until today. I think the result was … interesting.
Are you sick of my rock/hill/canyon photos yet?
More weird panorama-ing in the canyon.
We made our way up to Fort Apache, which was kind of cool.
General Crook’s cabin was the main museum display. The rest of the buildings associated with Fort Apache are now used as a school and its various administrative offices.
And then, we were up in the pine forest!
My parents have a permanent spot at an RV park up here, so we got to meet some of their friends.
I did manage to catch The Wee Little Miss and The Bookworm being silly.