This was a new adventure for me. It's the first time I have been to the southwest. It was an experience. You always see a lot of great photos of the grand canyon, slot canyon, Bryce canyon and many more. We started by flying into Phoenix. This was like flying into a dried up lake. I couldn't see any grass or trees. For the life of me I just expected to see some trees. Being from the east coast this was certainly an adventure. We road up through Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.
The elevation was something to get used to. You tend to get a little dizzy at high altitudes. The air was so dry it made food taste wonderful. Just putting something wet in my mouth was wonderful. I have never drank so much water in all my life.
Now just being outside was a challenge. Being fair skinned I was worried about getting sun burned. It was only 113 degrees when we landed. Funny it really didn't bother me as much as I thought it might. I actually came home with a little tan. The air was nice and there was no stuffy nose, allergy eyes. Boy did that ever feel good.
I loved my trip, learned a lot and met some wonderful people. While it was pretty in its own way, I think I will keep my fall color trees, and the mountains with lots of running water.