Friday, February 11, 2011

We're Home!

After over 2 weeks in the desert southwest, we are home.  And it feels really good to be here.

We spent some time in Las Vegas visiting my brother and my nieces.  It was great to see them -- had not been there since Heather's wedding, over 2 years ago!

When we left Vegas, we decided to spend some time in Prescott, Arizona, which we both loved.  It's a smallish city of about 40,000, with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene.  Jerome, Arizona, an old mining town was another one of our stops.  Since the mine has closed, the town has become very artsy, with lots of galleries, boutiques and fine restaurants.

Also on our itinerary was Scottsdale, where we once again visited Celebration of Fine Art.  It was amazing as always, to see artists at work and have the opportunity to converse with them and share stories.  Mesa was another one of our stops, where we did some antiquing.  I found some fun vintage jewelry, which I will share with you later.

We ran into some unseasonably cold weather around the usually warm state of Arizona.  One morning in Prescott, it was 10 degrees!  We didn't travel 4000 miles for that!  As we left Mesa, heading south to Tucson, we stopped to take a photo of this normally flowing fountain:


Yes, the sky was a brilliant blue and the sun almost hurt my eyes, but the temperature ... brrrr!

Stay tuned for some photos of my gemstone acquisitions over the next few days.


Brandi said...

Welcome home!! I missed you!

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Wow! It's beautiful...but looks chilly!

Pricilla said...

Welcome back. I've missed your posts.

shari said...

Welcome home, Vicki!! Wow, that's a crazy frozen fountain!!!! It makes me cold to look at it!

Can't wait to see your pictures and gems!! Exciting...!

Diane said...

That frozen fountain is amazing! Great photos, Vicki.