Soap Tree Yucca Cave Creek Arizona

Soap Tree Yucca in bloom

We have completed the tasks of buying a new motorhome and a new tow vehicle along with doing a few modifications and upgrades to the vehicles and now we are in the midst of our final preparations before we begin our summer excursion.

 

Before we depart we thought we would enjoy a few more trips around the area.

Spring Art and Wine Festival

Litchfield Park hosts a yearly Art and Wine Festival in the spring with a beer and wine garden, live music, entertainment, vendor booths of arts and crafts, and culinary demonstrations.

 

Sedona

As crowded as Sedona can get, especially in the spring, we still enjoying stopping by and enjoying a hike or too. Luckily we can use our Interagency Pass anywhere where a Red Rock Pass is required for trail access which is not only convenient and easy but cost effective.

 

Grand Canyon

We decided to head up to the Grand Canyon and rent a cabin while touring our house guests around. We usually take our RV to the canyon bu this made for a different kind of trip being able to stay in a cabin right along the South Rim.

 

Wupatki National Monument

Not far from Flagstaff stands the ruins of Wupatki Pueblo with lots of history and a self-guided tour throughout the pueblo. The Interagency Pass works here also!

Wupatki Pueblo

Wupatki Pueblo

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater is close to Flagstaff also and has nice hiking trails and lots of lava rocks. We stayed at the campground at Sunset Crater last year and loved it. This year the local mountains (San Francisco Peaks) were covered in snow and it provided quite the contrast to the black lava.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

One of our local hiking areas that we try to get to as often as possible.

 

Spring Training – Chicago Cubs

It’s not officially spring unless you go to spring training!! Go Chicago Cubs!