Autumn in Arizona

Autumn in Arizona

My parents recently moved to Prescott, Arizona to retire. Apparently this a rather popular thing people do. It’s not like Prescott is a retirement community, but it has become a magnet for old souls with a love for culture, the outdoors, and an active community. It’s also way cheaper than California, so my parents get to live out their days for a much cheaper cost, which means more vacations! I fully support their decision, it looks like a lot of fun.

I visited this October, because I needed a taste of fall, a taste of cold weather, and a hug from Mom and Dad. We hiked, we made pumpkin pie, we looked at the stars, and we went to a mini harvest festival and got lost in 2 different corn mazes (maizes?).

The cool thing about Prescott is that it’s in both the desert and the mountains. If anyone knows the geographical term for this please tell! All I know is we climbed up thumb butte, and on the shady side there were trees and flowers, and on the sunny side there were cactus, trees, and flowers. I love cactus, they’re so interesting and beautiful. Buy me a succulent or cactus bouquet and I will just adore you!

I took some photos on my phone, so I know they aren’t top quality, but I’m quite pleased with the image content. (iPhone 5, edited with VSCOCAM app). I’ve shared them below.

This trip was a lovely short-lived break from the scorching fall heat of Los Angeles. A weekend away from the city, and off to the open roads, blue skies, red leaves, sprawling cactus, and tiny airports.

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Thanks for viewing! Where is your favorite place to visit in autumn? Remember, even if you can’t visit anywhere magical with seasonal weather, a cup of pumpkin spice latte is always brewing somewhere nearby. 😉

Read this post: 20 Reasons We All Love Fall for more fall fun.


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