A hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran desert in Scottsdale

Photo Blog of a hot air balloon ride in Scottsdale The 3 of us, college buddies, setout to the beautiful desert of Arizona for some catching up.  We drove to Sedona, in the northern Verde Valley to see the beautiful red sandstone formations one day, hiked up the Camel back mountains on another. But Read More …

Fossil Rim : A Safari in the Southwest at Glen Rose, Texas

Fossil Rim located in Glen Rose, Texas is just 2 hours drive from Dallas.  Fossil Rim wild life center is home to giraffe, ostrich, zebra, rhino, kudu, cheetah, addax, and other exotic residents.  It is a 9½ mile Scenic Drive where you can feed the animals from your car window or you take one Read More …

Photo diary : Red Rock Canyon visit from Vegas

A little further, about 20 miles from the lights of the Las Vegas Strip lies Red Rock Canyon. The 13-mile scenic loop drive goes through the Calico Hills, petroglyphs and the vibrant sand dunes that preserve fossils from millions of years ago. These fossilized sand dunes seem to change hue Read More …

Photo diary : A Heli tour of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is about 200 miles long, about a mile deep gash in the earth. It is located in the northwest corner of Arizona. It was formed during 6 million years of geological activity and erosion by the Colorado River. Visiting the Grand Canyon is like stepping into the Jurassic Read More …