I didn’t love cactuses before this park, I 100% do now.
as we got out of the airport in Phoenix and onto the shuttle to the rental car
place I was losing my mind over the all the incredible things growing in
Arizona. As we were pulling out with our rental car the guy had to
check Jeff’s license, saw we were from Ohio, and said something along the lines of “Oh, I went
there last year. You guys have a lot of green stuff…” Being in Arizona
is like being in a totally different world.
I particularly liked the cactus below in the center of the photo because it looks like he dropped something. His arms are hanging down and he’s leaning forward like he maybe tripped. Do you see it? Totally silly, and maybe it was the heat getting to me but I was cracking up.
In hindsight I wish we would have spent more time there. It was hot, and we were definitely not used to the high temperatures yet. I actually had to change into shorts beside the car in the middle of the park because I was roasting. I was also having a hard time photographing what I saw. Like no picture I took could seem to capture the beauty that was surrounding me. It’s certainly an amazing place, perhaps my favorite national park I’ve visited so far!
PS. Did you know these puppies can grow up to 50ft tall, and live 150-200 years old?! Gah! They’re so cool!
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