I have finally gone through and organized the photos from our recent motorcoach trip to California and some of the National Parks. I'll try not to bore you to tears, but be warned most of the posts will be long!
One of our first stops was to visit Old Town, San Diego. This was a small state park that recreates life back in the mid 1800s. There were shops, restaurants, a school house, post office, and museums.
This cool mural was actually the back drop on a stage.
These were exhibited inside one of the gift shops--they just intrigued me!
After a quick group photo in front of the USS Midway,a US Navy Aircraft Carrier that is now a Naval Museum, we spent a little bit of time driving around San Diego's famous Balboa Park. It is about 1200 acres of museums, music venues, gardens, hiking & biking trails.
Just look at the front of the Museum of Man!
This is an outdoor pipe organ! The rest of the afternoon was spent at the San Diego Zoo. Now I know you all know what animals look like...but here are a couple of my favorites:
Next we made our way to Arizona, from Scottsdale to Sedona. As we moved up in elevation we were treated to miles and miles of Saguaro Cacti, most of which were hundreds of years old! This is the only place on earth that these beauties grow. It takes them about 50 years to blossom and 75 years before they start grown arms, and they are protected by law.
Hard to get a picture from a moving bus!
Isn't this a beauty?
Sedona is known for its beautiful red rock formations-This is Bell Rock,
And Jeep Tours down into the canyons! This had to be the bumpiest ride I have ever been on, but we loved it and could not stop laughing! A cowboy took us on the ride and told us about the area and fun stories and legends. I'll leave you with a couple of photos...