Only the beginning.
Sitting in the Denver airport on my way home from the beautiful Arizona. Having spent the last ten days there, I really fell in love with it. I stayed at a house in Mayer at the Orme School. To get to the house, you have to drive 3 miles down a dirt road to the ranch. Horses, donkeys, goats, chicken, and even javelinas roam free. It is a completely different style of living than I am use to. Nothing in site for miles except desert and mountains, and absolutely beautiful. I spent most of my time on the ranch, but when I explored throughout the state I began to find completely new worlds.
On Thursday night, a friend that I met on the ranch invited me to go camping with her and her friends to Fossil Creek. Upon arrival, I was blown away. Fossil Creek is a beautiful oasis hidden within the desert. The type of place you might see on a tropical island. Although there was a fire ban (due to the forest fire that has burned over 13,000 acres already), we were able to make the best of a campfire-free camping trip. We made burritos out of the back of the truck and swam all night long. Coming from Boston, I was mentally unprepared for number of stars I had to sleep under. I did not even know that there could possibly be that many stars in the sky. Sleeping under this sea of sparkling lights and silence of the desert air was the most serene.
I am in love with Arizona and I will return shortly. Maybe even again this summer. This trip was only the beginning and I look forward to seeing more of this crazy world we live in.
Soon, I will post the pictures I took from my trip, in effort to share the beauty that I witnessed with the world. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but I am not quite sure that I can portray this amazing place well enough to do it justice. I guess you will just have to go there yourself. ☀