A Blooming Cactus Paradise: Palm Springs

We spent one week at the end of March 2020 in the beautiful Sky Valley, just north of Coachella and north east of Palm Springs, at what became one of our favorite RV parks: Sky Valley RV Resort. If the world were ending, we would have thought ourselves in Paradise there, surrounded by peaceful palms and multicolor cactus blooms.

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Such a fine sight to see: Winslow, Arizona

“Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy.”—good advice from the Eagles. As we rolled down Route 66 and through the state of Arizona, we made the mandatory stop in Winslow. Two bonus things to visit were La Posada Hotel, a Spanish style architectural gem, and Meteor Crater site near Canyon Diablo.

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Saguaro West and Old Tucson

The western side of Saguaro National Park provided expansive vistas and great photo opportunities. Nearby, we took a trip back in time as we visited Old Tucson, the famed movie studio where more than 400 Western movies were filmed, and we learned more about desert life at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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Saguaro National Park and Tucson, Arizona

There is nothing quite as impressive as a sea of saguaro cacti poking up at the sky for as far as the eye can see; for about 143 miles to be more precise. Just outside of Tucson, Saguaro National Park offers hiking trails through its eastern portion and amazing views of a dense saguaro “forest” on its western side.

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