Wordless Wednesday ~ January 28

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Flagstaff ~ Wild West Brewtown and Amazing Mexican Breakfast

In 1876, a group of settlers en route from Boston to California, stopped to celebrate the July 4th centennial holiday by erecting a large wooden pole to fly the stars and stripes. That flag staff gave the town its name. The characters who filled the streets in those early days gave the town its continuing charm. Route 66 cuts through the heart of this mountain town, bringing pub after pub of craft brew and wooden seating. The busy railroad provides a pleasant background noise to this sleepy city. Continue reading “Flagstaff ~ Wild West Brewtown and Amazing Mexican Breakfast”

Saguaro National Park ~ Arizona

Ancient Americans knew the secret of the silent cactus. They represented the memory of ancestors. In shadows or in groups, the plants can resemble a human shape. The cacti can be over 30 feet tall, live to be over 100 years old and are only found in the Sonoran desert of Arizona and Mexico. Continue reading “Saguaro National Park ~ Arizona”

Tucson ~ San Xavier Mission, Bamboo Terrace and El Guero Canelo

Tucson, settled next to the imposing mountains filled with human-like Saguaros, has a long history with Spain and Mexico. The Spanish settled here in the 17th century and of course built some churches to convert the local Indians. Continue reading “Tucson ~ San Xavier Mission, Bamboo Terrace and El Guero Canelo”