Friday, February 09, 2007

Back From the Valley of the Sun!




We are home from a wonderful vacation in the Sonorran Desert. What beautiful landscape! And the sunsets were just the most magnificent!!!! My favorite of all desert things were the amazing saguaro cacti. Each had its own personality. I was lucky enough to see this spiral petroglyph in Tucson and this cute little roadrunner outside the San Xavier Mission. Locals had told us that it was highly unlikely we'd see a roadrunner---so glad we did!
You might recall that before I left on vacation, my monitor was showing everything green (and not the good kind of green). Turned out that my monitor software had become corrupted and just reloading it fixed the problem---for now anyway. Also, upon return it appeared I had no choice BUT to switch to new blogger--so here we go. Hope everything runs smoothly. I didn't get a chance to visit any quilt shops in Phoenix or Tucson but plan to make another trip next year and that will be at the top of my list!!! None of my friends that we hung out with are quilters or crafters. Thanks to all who gave suggestions for shops and I will hold onto those. Well, this will be a short post. I have unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, and cat petting to do. Just wanted to say hi and I'll be making the rounds of blogs the next few days.

19 comments:

Screen Door said...

Welcome Home!!!

Carol said...

Welcome Back! Glad you had such a wonderful vacation.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I missed that you were heading to the Valley of the Sun - saw your posting later! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. You were here during perfect weather.

Welcome home!!!!

Laurie Ann said...

I went to Tucson a couple of years ago and just loved those little road runners! Glad you had fun!

Suze said...

Looks as though you had a wonderful time. Glad to have you home safe and sound.

Patti said...

Glad you had such a wonderful trip. Welcome back - we msised you!

Dawn said...

Welcome Home - we missed you! I can't believe how tall that cactus is! I guess I didn't realize they grew that tall! Loved your pics!

Norma said...

Welcome back! I love the pictures of the cactus and road runner. Those would be at the top of my list of things to see if I ever make it there!

cher said...

glad you had such a fun vacation! oh , sunshine...I am envious...hope you are back to quilting soon.

JudyL said...

Welcome Back! Sounds like you had a great vacation. I've never seen a cactus that big!! I wonder how big they get. Thanks for the picture.

QuiltingFitzy said...

We're are literally packing to move to Tucson as fast as we can! I am IN LOVE with the cacti and all the desert vegetation.

I'm glad you loved the sunsets, that's something I really look forward to...AND THE WARMER WEATHER!!

Glad you're home safe and sound.

Clare said...

Welcome home. Glad you had a great time.

ruth said...

Glad you had a great trip, the road runner is very cool and I love cacti.

Shelina said...

Welcome back. Those are beautiful pictures. Looks nice and warm. :)

Karen said...

Magnificent cactus photo and love the cute little road runner.

Samantha said...

Sounds like a great trip. Here's hoping the green stays gone!

Melzie said...

Wow what beautiful pictures :) THanks for sharing them! xoxo melzie

Linda_J said...

I am lagging a bit behind, Vera but welcome back.

I am glad that you and your sweetie are standing by the cactus so you can tell just how big it really is! Save those quilt shops for the next time out--maybe your friends will humor you then?

Pam said...

Arizona is such a beautiful state. We were there for a visit last year. Loved the Saguaro desert by Tucson. Loved everything about Arizona actually!