Arizona Escapade

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Bonjour mes beaux ❤

As you may know, a few weeks ago I took a trip out west to Tucson, Arizona to visit a former co-worker turned friend, and since I still owe info on my NYC trip, I figured this would be a good bone to throw.

Even their trash cans are artsy!

Even their trash cans are artsy!

Let me start off by saying that downtown Tucson is a place I would not mind spending some extended time. I loved the local, up-cycle and unique vibe it was giving off, and there seemed to be plenty to keep all sorts occupied, including decent music. Also, there are rocks *swoons*.

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The nature is pretty wild out here. I never knew 1) cacti could get so big and 2) a cactus forest was something that existed. Super cool! Peep the pictures for some amateur shots I took on our hike up Mount Lemmon. It was pretty wild to start out the trek at the bottom of the mountain with a cactus forest, then end it at the top with an evergreen forest and lots of snow on the ground.

Bottom of Mt. Lemmon

Bottom of Mt. Lemmon

Top of Mt. Lemmon

Top of Mt. Lemmon

The food here is pretty tasty, too. I had my first In-N-Out experience, so I can say I’ve experienced what everyone talks so much about. I mean, I wasn’t a fan of all the fast food chains, but there were enough local and healthier cuisine to satisfy me. It’s funny; the food is a mix of southern and west coast and considering it’s location… that makes sense.

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Being a rock addict, I had to get my hands on some outdoor rocks. It was too snowy to climb at Mt. Lemmon the day we went, so I had to settle for indoor climbing, which was still okay with me. I went to Rocks & Ropes right here in Tucson, which was incredibly convenient. I also had some time to kill before the gym opened, so I decided to try acupuncture for the first time… because why not? In the same day as the two above mentioned events, I also stumbled upon a random Jazz Festival and a Twilight Farmers Market. It was a really successful last full day in Tucson, I can say that much.  If you ever get the chance to visit Arizona, I can certainly claim that Tucson is not a disappointment!

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About azuremarie

Bonjour, I'm Azure; a healthy dose of eccentricity best taken with a grain of salt. Most people describe me as sassy, and I like that. I love words, and think that anyone who can twist them in their mouth and make something beautiful come out is sexy and someone with whom I want to spend my time. I read a lot (bordering on too much), and am baller at boggle. I happen to be addicted to concerts/live music, and will listen to anything that can carry a beat, and even those that don't. I believe that being normal is boring, and love bright colors. I have a soft spot for animals, particularly dogs and horses, but I am beginning to be a cat person as well. Sometimes, I will admit that I like some animals better than some people - they're great listeners and don't judge. J'adore voyager. Someday I want to be able to look at a map of the world and say "I have been there, there, and there... and there", and have a memory attached to them all. I've recently begun to work at an organic juice bar, and diet/holistic health is starting to become a main passion of mine. I want to be able to experience our world, as well as help save it. Oh, and unicorns exist.

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