Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ahhh arizona!

I had the chance to go on a short trip to Scottsdale, Arizona a couple weeks ago. I have a friend who always takes me on these awesome trips that she gets as a perk of her job. Flight, hotels, food always included--and on this trip we even got free massages in a gorgeous spa! I love being her "plus one".

We took a short hike up Camelback Mountain--here are some iPhone shots of the incredible view...




The weather there was amazing! Warm and dry, so nice. 



Speaking of weather, what's up with this cold beginning to spring? I mean, I know we had a mild winter so I shouldn't complain, but I am ready for some warmer temperatures ASAP. I had my big winter coat and hat on when I walked Willow this morning. Not what I am looking for this time of year :(

Have a great week everyone. If you like taking self-portraits and haven't entered my giveaway yet, it's still open for a couple more days so head over here to check it out!

20 comments:

Great Scott said...

Great images. We went to Sedona, Arizona a few years back and just remember being struck by how otherworldly gorgeous it was. Like no where else I had ever seen in America or Europe. Happy to see images of Arizona...reminds me of one of my favorite Coen movies. Cheers!

Susan said...

I need a friend like that! Desperately. I'm a good roomie if you can't help your friend and she'd like to try a Mainer.
Glad you had a chance to be in warmth and sunshine, at least for a bit.

tinajo said...

Super pics - love those cactuses! :-)

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful getaway!
I am so glad you had a good time Christy, and these photographs are wonderful!
Sending you wishes for a beautiful day!
xo.

Katiebee said...

You take the most amazing pictures with your phone! So glad you had a great trip~

xo

katie

Lisa said...

Whoa! I love Arizona. I lived in Phoenix when I was a kid and we used to go hiking on Camelback mountain regularly. Love it! Fun photos, thanks for sharing :)

<3 Lisa
http://www.lisainthesky.wordpress.com

R Montalban said...

Really nice :-)

Barb said...

I'll be heading there the end of the month with my Girlfriends. Your photos make me excited for the desert.

Liz Thomas said...

How lucky to have a friend like that! Wish I had one! What a wonderful trip and massages to boot!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I love that third one. You lucky girl! Happy that you could go and be the +one.

kelly said...

I really, really need to take a trip west! Great shots.

April said...

Hi there!!!! I really love the cactus shots, ahhh it looks so warm :) Great job!!!

Anika said...

Great shots! I love how different things look within the US. Your feet shot's definitely a keeper ;)

SpilledInkGuy said...

Awesome!
Not sure how you pulled off that last one... pretty sure I'd have gotten dizzy and quickly become a part of the marine life!
:)

Joan said...

Isn't the dry air great!
The desert has a special beauty to it.
I agree...you have a wonderful friend!

Teagan said...

Oh, Scottsdale! I was there about a month ago - my husband & his father just had to get in a little pre-golf-season golfing...my mother-in-law and I were their plus-ones. ;)

Your photos are beautiful! Glad to hear you had a good time!

Nancy Claeys said...

Looks like a fun trip! What cool friend! :)

{OLIVIA} said...

these are great! I love arizona! sounds like you got a great friend there!!

Jamie said...

So glad you had a good time - we all need a friend like that.

Sofia Rueda Vilalta said...

Amazing pics!