Arizona in Shades of Pink
I have a confession to make. (Yes, another one.) I’m writing this on a snowy Saturday and I can’t be bothered to leave my warm, cozy house to go skiing. I know, I don’t deserve to live in the mountains right now. I blame the fact that I spent most of February and March in Phoenix, Arizona for my lack of motivation. Spring is already in full swing down there, and the warm sunny days, temperate evenings and snow-less hiking trails got me really ready for winter to be over. I know, I know.
I liked the Phoenix area much more than I expected to. One thing that surprised me was that the area isn’t as brown and barren as I’d pictured it to be. This week’s travel theme is pink, and I had no trouble finding photos of the hue in the Arizona desert.
There was plenty of pink to be found on my hikes around the area. Like this flowering cactus along the trail up to Sunrise Peak.
And the breathtaking sunset I encountered while coming down Camelback Mountain.
The vibrant color didn’t discriminate based on location, showing off both at the hotel-from-hell Aloft Phoenix Airport…
Where the sunset views did a little to distract from the constant noise of planes, trains and automobiles (for real). I was better able to enjoy the scenery across town at the luxurious Hyatt Gainey Ranch.
And my favorite pink moment of my time in Phoenix, by far, was the sunrise on the morning of my hot air balloon adventure. Stay tuned for more to come on that!
In case you’re interested in my other “Travel Theme posts: