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Arrive in Phoenix April 25
Apache Trail April 26
Sedona April 27
Oak Creek Canyon April 27
Flagstaff Arizona April 27
Grand Canyon April 27
Painted Desert April 27
Return to Flagstaff April 27
Hotel April 28
Botanical Garden April 28
Scottsdale April 28
Black Rock Canyon April 29
Prescott Valley April 29
Jerome April 29
Sedona April 29
Payson April 30
Roosevelt Lake April 30
Globe and Miami April 30
Papago Park at the end of Trip May 1

We began talking about taking this trip to the Beautiful Southwest over 24 months before

We finally arrive to tour one of the most beautiful states - Arizona

April 25, 2012 

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We began planning this trip in earnest in January

Orestus was a hold out.  He protested going, for what reason Stella and I did not know.  Stella insisted even though he continually protested.  Stella told Dennis to get him a flight ticket and include him in the hotel registration.  That I did

The day came for us to take off.  We flew from Kennedy Airport on United and arrived at about 11 am.  Our first stop was our Motel 6 hotel and then we were off to take a cursury tour about town.  These are our first photos of the beautiful state

We headed first to Papago Park with its Zoo and nearby Phoenix Botanical Gardens.  This gave us a flavor of the desert flora and fauna in the dry climate

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Photographs with a Samsung S85 digital camera