I have taken lots of pictures from our trip so I will break todays post into two, one for Arizona and the other for California pics.
Today we are driving from Tucson Arizona, to Temecula, California.
sunrise over Tucson, Arizona
Day 4 of our studio move to Cali went great! We made excellent time and the day started with another beautiful sunrise from our hotel window. My family and I watched the sun come up as we ate some breakfast before getting on the interstate to continue on our journey. The view of the glowing sun coming over the Arizona mountains is one I will never forget and I feel blessed to have been able to experience such majestic sights with zero effort. Opened the curtain and there she was…
Then we hit the road, I-10 west to the I-8 west into San Diego. But first we drove through enormous mountains surrounding us and standing tall in the horizon.
mountains in Arizona
The sights continued to amaze me. I have always taken the I-10 into Los Angeles, but this time we were going to take the I-8 into San Diego so this is a new route and the sights were all new to me and my family, especially Little Lula, who said “wow” about a zillion times.
Saguaros in Arizona
I love cactus and seeing the saguaros line the horizon always makes me smile. Saguaros grow very slowly and take hundreds of years to reach the heights you can see them everywhere in Arizona though, so lovely. They don’t grow their first side arm until 75-100 years of age.
And then, as if it was fate, we decided to stop at a place called “Gila Bend” just a small stop for gas, but you’ll never guess what we found, a place called Holt’s Shell, and they had dinosaurs!
Holt’s Shell in Gila Bend dinosaurs roadside attraction
We had so much fun taking some pictures and Little Lula got to run around and it turned out to be a great unexpected stop, if you are ever in the Gila Bend area, especially with kids, don’t miss this stop.
dinosaurs at Gila Bend
they had lots of statues and pottery too
Statues at Gila Bend
Then we were on our way,… next California!