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S: Arizona 2011/2012

FC: First Step into Retirement Arizona 2011/2012

1: A drive along the Apache Trail takes us to a beautiful view of Saguaro Lake

2: Checking out the LocaL scenery

4: Amazing vegetation in the desert

7: A visit to Montezuma's Castle with Linda and Bill McLean

8: The red rocks | of Sedona | are an amazing site.

9: ...and then on to a funky little store in the funky little town of Jerome

10: in front of the theatre - a turn of the century projector | Santa getting ready to ride

11: A hike to Canyon Lake - a beautiful walk

12: Hiking to the site of an old mining town

13: Saguaro Cactus

15: Stop for a rest and lunch

17: You never know what you will find out on the hiking trail

19: After getting lost a few times we finally made it all the way to the Praying Hands

20: Sharon came to visit | so we showed her the sights and sounds of the desert....

21: ...and the red rocks of Sedona

22: we checked out the caves

23: It was great fun | listening to the legends | then going out to find | Apache Tears

24: cactus come in all shapes and sizes

27: We would prefer not to meet one of these javelinas out in the wild. | Superstition Mountain Museum

28: ......on the site of an old movie set where once roamed John Wayne, Steve McQueen and a host of others......

29: Wells Fargo office .... | ....stagecoach ride anyone?

30: heading south to Biosphere 2 | now a research station of the University of Arizona

31: one of a number of hands molded from the hands of local children.... .....catching the rainwater

32: next stop... Bisbee

33: copper mining town means a copper statue...tribute to the miners

34: interesting storefronts and walls

35: very cold day...even for a hardy Canadian | at this house ...only the fireplace remains

36: Tombstone

37: ...oh the people you will meet

39: shoot-out at the OK corral

40: Don & Don | Carl | Bruce

41: next stop... TUBAC | art shops craft shops galleries pottery jewelery kitchen shop and... a husband drop-off point PERFECT!

42: show your creative side at the Air and Space Museum

43: every imaginable kind of flying machine

44: acres and acres and acres of spare parts and spare planes

45: even a spare... Air Force ONE

47: ...and more examples of airplane art

48: Sonoran Desert Museum | Javelinas - ...closer to the wild than the last one we saw

49: more varieties of cactus including the organ pipe (top right)

50: Century Plant....amazing!

52: Desert Bighorn Sheep

53: the desert is coming into bloom

54: Hiking the Superstition Mountains

56: beauty around every corner

57: balance | height

58: shape | colour

59: and great friends to share it

60: blooming cactus

61: ocotillo | desert poppies

62: windy view point on the Apache Trail

67: our first glimpse of the Grand Canyon

69: wildlife | Colorado River

70: awesome stunning beauty

72: Ranger Ron provided information and entertainment

73: this is truly life on the edge

76: every turn means a sight more magnificent than the last

78: far below more views of the Colorado River

81: a winter in Arizona with good friends - the perfect first step into retirement

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