Tuesday Tidbits #227 ARIZONA

Hello and Welcome

There’s just something about Arizona! If you have been following me, you know how much I love Arizona, as I share as much of the beloved desert as possible. Many people can’t imagine how I can love the desert. To some, it looks harsh. But these wide open spaces have so much beauty that continues as far as the eye can see. The climate is another attribute as the temperatures here are near perfect until this snowbird flees to another beloved state (Pennsylvania) come summer. Some don’t mind the summer heat… but for me, no matter how arid it is, it still feels like an oven. However, we do miss the Sonoran Desert when we leave.

Four Peaks Mountain in the background.

Today I thought it would be fun to share a round-up of previous posts sharing highlights of this spectacular state. I give many opportunities for you to revisit my earlier posts.

Many think because we live in the desert that, there isn’t any water fun. Arizona has many lakes. A few weeks ago, I mentioned Watson Lake, where we took our family.

Lake Havasu, AZ

There is lots of water recreation on our Arizona lakes. One lake, in particular, is located in the town of Lake Havasu. You can read about our adventure to Lake Havasu here.

Many boaters enjoy this Lake, along with people who want to view Lighthouses. Lake Havasu is known for 25 scaled-down versions of lighthouses from around America. They are spread out all around the lake.

Lake Havasu Lighthouse

Lake Havasu is the second most visited place in Arizona. The first most visited is the Grand Canyon. People come to Lake Havasu to see the London Bridge. It is the actual London Bridge from England. England sold it to Lake Havasu. Read more about it here.

Sedona, AZ

Our red rocks of Sedona are another tourist attraction. The beautiful landscape of Sedona will take your breath away. Any time of the year is a wonderful time to visit Sedona, but March through May have the perfect temperatures for hiking, and the Spring wildflowers are in bloom.

Sedona is beautiful every single time we visit!
What’s not to love?

I sure hope you can take a few minutes to read more about Sedona here and here.

Jerome, AZ

A great place to visit is the quirky mountain town of Jerome, Arizona-a historical mining town with lots of personality. It has artsy boutiques, restaurants, and wineries that can fill your day with lots of fun.

Prescott, AZ

Another great town to visit is Prescott, AZ. A town full of antique shops, art galleries, and museums, along with fantastic restaurants, breweries, and historical saloons.

Yavapai County Court House is located in the center of downtown Prescott, AZ.

Outside of town, you will find tall Ponderosa Pines and gorgeous lakes.

Cottonwood, AZ

Cottonwood, AZ, is another delightful town full of unique shops, delicious eateries, and wineries. I often enjoy a girl’s day here as the shopping is quite exciting. Then we finish the day with a great meal and a glass of wine.

A bit out of town are more wineries but my favorite is Page Springs Cellars.

With a glass of wine in your hand, you can walk down the grapevine-covered path to sit by the sparkling Oak Creek at Page Springs Cellars.


If you enjoy 4×4 Jeep rides on dirt-covered trails, Arizona is your place! To see the vast beauty of Arizona, we jump in our 4×4 vehicle and go on memorable adventures as often as possible.

On one adventure we came along a wall of Petroglyphs.


Saguaros are my favorite cactus. They are the tallest cactus in Arizona, and they only grow from sea level to 4,000 ft. So they aren’t found everywhere in AZ. Oh, and let’s not forget how to say Saguaro. It is pronounced Sah-WAR-oh. 🌵 Click here to see more.


Let the pictures do the talking! If you have a moment, please read my post on our Arizona Sunsets.

What’s not to love?

I hope I gave you a little taste of why we love Arizona. It’s an incredible place to live, with so much to do and see! I wish for all of you to visit number 48 one day soon!

Thank You

As I always try to convey… we sure do appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings.

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44 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #227 ARIZONA

  1. Oh Nancy, I enjoyed this so much! You know I love the cactus, and those lakes, how gorgeous! What part of Arizona is your home in? My sister and my brother live in Anthem, a suburb of Phoenix.

  2. Good morning, Nancy! I always enjoy seeing the beauty you share with us from your state of Arizona. You have shown us so many beautiful things. I have never visited, but hope to one day soon. Wishing you a blessed week!

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I sure hope you can visit one day. There is so much to see here.
      Have a great week!

  3. This post, Nancy, really shows your love of Arizona, in every sentence and in every picture. I agree – from my own experience of Arizona [Sedona & Jerome, e.g.]. Mary and I would really love to go back some day.
    Have a wonderful week,

    1. I wish for you to come see our amAZing Arizona! Thank you for your kind words!
      Have a great weekend!

  4. I agree, Miss Nancy. What’s not to love 💜 🌵 🌕 ⛰️ and your post title had me singing:

    “Arizona, take off your rainbow shades
    Arizona, have another look at the world
    My my”

    Happy Tuesday to you and your Sweet Man.

  5. Nancy, this round-up of Arizona’s beauty makes me want to book a trip immediately. Your photos are amazing. We have been to Sedona and Jerome and enjoyed both immensely. Thank you for sharing your lovely state!

    1. I’m so glad you have been here Pam! You do know… I have to get to Alabama!
      Thanks for all the love!
      Have a beautiful week! 😊

  6. You have taken us on an amazing tour of your favorite Arizona locations. I’ve probably been to all of them except Jereme and Cottonwood. Sunsets in the desert environment always look so special, gorgeous shots, Nancy! Watson Lake is where Marsha and I went paddling last summer. Fun times!

    1. Watson Lake is where I want to get all of us Blog Buddies to go kayaking!
      Thanks for the love my friend!
      Have a beautiful weekend!

  7. We have been surprised at how much we love it here. There’s a beauty that is undescribable (maybe because I’m not a wordsmith, haha).
    Anyways, we have Cottonwood on our list to go for a blog shoot, and we will have to check out that diner.

    1. I also highly recommend Merkins for an exceptional Italian dinner in Cottonwood!
      Thanks for the love!
      Happy Weekend to you! ❤️🤍💙

    1. Tucson is great as well. We always head that way for the world renowned Tucson Rock and Gem Show in February.
      We enjoyed the area of Arivaca which is south of Tucson and close to the border. A winding beautiful paved road goes through all through the area. There is even a ghost town.
      Thanks so much for the visit. Have a lovely weekend!

  8. thank you for sharing your wonderful state and we have visited it many times while living in New Mexico. Lake Havasu was always a destination either by car or water (coming down the Colorado from Laughlin) Your beautiful photos make me want to go back “home” to New Mexico and surrounding states. Hugs my friend…Kari

    1. So good to hear from you Kari! I am glad you enjoyed. I would love to go by boat to Lake Havasu from Laughlin!
      Have a great weekend my friend!

  9. It was wonderful to revisit these sites with you, Nancy! Hugs to you for sharing them and, as you know, I “get it!” The love for AZ and its deserts is beyond description. See you soon dear one!

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