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The Air Force Academy

Pikes Peak

The Garden of the Gods

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Four Corners

Antelope Slot Canyon

Monument Valley

Grand Canyon National Park

Hoover Dam

Death Valley

Sequoia and Kings Canyon

The Set of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

The Labrea Tar Pits

San Clemente State Beach

The Saguaro Desert *

Goldfield Ghost Town

Slide Rock State Park, Sedona Arizona

The Meteor Crater

The Petrified Forest National Park

The Pecos River

The Pecos National Historical Park

Sante Fe

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Carlesbad Caverns National Park

Camping near Carlsbad

The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO


The Saguaro Desert

When we talked about going to the South West, the kids all wanted to know if they would see those big catuctuses. Those big cactuses are called Saguaro cactuses and the Saguaro Desert is where they live. There is actually a Saguaro Desert National Park near Tuscon which was a little too far out of our way for us to include. The Cactuses live along southern Arizona and California and in northern Mexico.

Saguaro Cactus.
Saguaro Cactus.

Dust storm on the highway.
Dust storm on the highway.

Thirsty hombre.
Thirsty hombre.