Visit to Texas and Arizona

My son and I left Christmas night to go visit my daugher in TX. We spent 4 days touring the Texas hill country–some beautiful country. Next we flew to AZ to visit my friend, Irene, who owns Cotton Clouds, mail-order yarn business. I first met Irene when I lived in AZ, but I haven’t been back for 26 years and I had never seen Cotton Clouds. I took over 600 photos, but I’ll show only a few here!

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This is the Pernales River where it flows over and through these huge slabs of rock.

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Katie’s friend is a fence builder, and as we drove around the country he pointed out all the fences that he’s built, including some with fancy gates.

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In Arizona we stopped at the AZ Sonoran Desert Museum near Tucson. This is a Harris Hawk that put on a spectacular show along with 3 other hawks. They flew over the crowd, swooping low and landing on tall saquaro cactus. It amazes me that they can spot prey a mile away!

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This is Mt. Graham that rises to 10,000 feet near Safford, AZ. I used to live in Safford and saw this mountain from my backyard. This is the view from Irene’s living room and bedroom. I took the photo in the morning as the sun was just hitting the mountain. Fantastic view!

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We drove part way up the mountain and asked someone to take our picture. That’s Irene in red, her husband, Ron, me, and Chris (wearing shorts).

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This is Irene in Cotton Clouds www.cottonclouds.com Yes, all those shelves are filled with yarn.
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And here is a happy customer–Me!
I almost left my big suitcase in TX since it had been emptied of the Christmas presents we took Katie. I’m glad I didn’t because I filled it with yarn to bring home!

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2 thoughts on “Visit to Texas and Arizona

  1. Looks like a great trip! Can’t wait to see some more pics. I love the SW, hope to move there someday.

    That is an incredible gate! (I imagine it had an incredible price tag too!!):)

    Good thing (it was, wasn’t it?) you had that empty suitcase with you!!

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