Bless my parents for taking us to Arizona (Estrella, Goodyear) this winter! I've never felt so tired of this weather than I have this year, and a week down south was just what I needed... although it could've been more like a month, or more... :)
We took off on Saturday February the 15th, and back Saturday February 22nd.
The trip consisted of hiking, biking, golfing, photographing, shopping, sun tanning, swimming, games, major league baseball practices, Sedona sight seeing, and a Pink Jeep Tour! Definitely a filled up week, but so much more I'd like to do the next time down there!
Our accommodations were booked through www.vrbo.com, and was a 4 bedroom house in the Golf Village of the Estrella Mountain Ranch. A newly developed, quite, beautiful community 45 minutes south west of Phoenix. The house was equipped with a pool, pool table, shuffleboard, BBQ, and huge kitchen. It was situated right next to the open desert with many hiking and bike trails, as well as the Golf Club of Estrella (http://www.estrellagolf.com/)! If anyone is looking for a great place to stay around Phoenix, I'd definitely recommend this area.
The first morning, I was eager to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather, in my t-shirt of course. :) So I walked out and ended up climbing a little mountain for a great view of our lives for the next week.
This post consists of photos taken that first day, with the first being a 14 image panoramic from the top of the mountain I climbed.
I hope you enjoy this little taste of Arizona, because I'll have some more photos coming up soon!