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Arizona | Part Two

04.28.15

Sun City City Guide

Sun City City Guide

As I mentioned before, Sun City, where my grandparents live is a retirement community. So instead of making a bunch of recommendations to this chain restaurant or that, I’ll just give you a quick sample appreciation of Arizona. When I was mentioning to people that I was going there, the general consensus was “OMG it’s so hot,” and “Ugh, ew” but honestly I adored it so much. The landscape was perfectly manicured, peppered left and right with succulents and fruit trees. It got up to 95 degrees while I was there, but it felt more like 80 degrees feels here in Denver. The sun was shining, we had one glorious rainstorm and OH the architecture is completely to die for!

If you like the desert, you’ll like Arizona. I love the desert and well, I’d rather retire in a desert than a swamp any day (no Florida for me).

Sun City City Guide

Sun City City Guide

I could do a whole photo study on Arizona’s plant life. There are so many variations of exotic plants! That’s definitely one of the (few) things that irks me about Denver, it’s too damn unpredictable here to keep plants alive for long. Sure we have sunshine, but the weather is manic all year round. I loved walking around and smelling fresh oranges and lemons everywhere. I hear it’s even more fragrant in March and early spring. Check out the architecture too:

Sun City City Guide

Sun City City Guide

Sun City City Guide

Sun City City Guide

I went totally selfie crazy in Arizona. There were amazing pastel colored buildings everywhere and my skin was so happy to be there. Up next are the botanical gardens and Phoenix museums!

Sun City City Guide

2 comments on “Arizona | Part Two”

  1. Arizona looked as dreamy as can be. I always loved visiting my grandma there as a kid, she had one of those above ground pools and sand around it, we would dig and dig and dig and feed nearby horses carrots. I’d love to go back as an adult.
    Sometimes the heat and sweating does the body some good—personally, I like it!
    I hope you had a rad time, love….

  2. Not going to lie, the sum I was asked to do to prove I’m not a robot threw me off completely, and I had to count on my fingers, despite it only being 8+3 = ? (doesn’t bode well for upcoming exams).

    That selfie of you is to-die-for – you look divine. As you always do. I love all these beautiful bold colours against the soft pastel-y hues; seriously, Arizona has got it going on, colour-wise, and I am so in love with the second pic in, of the leaves – you really are a wonderful photographer, Rachel <3

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