Ghost towns have the best views
When you leave Scottsdale, it feels like you are driving into the old west with towns like Black Canyon City, Bumble Bee and a place called Sunset Point. On the day we drove up to Sedona, it was the day of the solar eclipse. The Sunset Point rest area was a great place to view the eclipse, and there were plenty of people there viewing with their solar glasses. We did not have any glasses since they were tough to find in the weeks leading up to the eclipse. But as we walked around, a very nice older woman asked if we wanted to use her glasses to view the eclipse.
The American Southwest - full of palm trees, cactus, red rocks and all sorts of snakes. My southwest adventure this summer began with flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. In summer in the southwest, the temperatures can get very high and sometimes the airport has to cancel flights due to the air temperatures being so hot in the area that the planes cannot take off. This extreme heat happened in July in Phoenix when it was 118 degrees in the full afternoon sun. Luckily when we were arriving, it was only going to be around 100 degrees. This Arizona airport was very easy to fly into and more accessible to navigate out of with our rental car. The airport is located east of the city and was a short 30-minute drive north to Scottsdale, Arizona.
"You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter and medical attention. Everything else is a privilege"...
Alcatraz is among the most infamous US federal penitentiaries in America. Rule Number 5 in the rules and regulations of The Rock stated in 1934 “You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention. Anything else you get is a privilege.” This rule was a reality of a place that holds many myths.
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