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Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Welcome to the middle of summer and as time seems to do, it keeps motoring along and at such a fast pace anymore. Time seems to fly at other points in the year as well, but I guess that I just notice it more during the summer because of the bookend holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. When you throw the 4th of July into the mix of those two major holidays as well, you’ve got a holiday weekend just about every month or so it seems during the summer. That’s one of the things that I do like, but I always wish that summer could last just a little bit longer then it does!

I’ve got one more promo to share from our time spent in Tucson, Az over the 4th of July holiday week. Even though we’ve been to the San Xavier del Bac Mission in Tucson a large number of times over the years, I never get tired of going there and shooting some photos. There’s always something different to see that we’ve missed in previous visits to the mission. For those that haven’t been to Tucson, San Xavier del Bac is located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson. It’s also known as “The white dove of the desert” because it’s the tallest building for miles and it stands out in the flat land of the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. The fun part of being there is that you can walk all around the inside and outside of the mission and take photos. Of course if mass is going on at the time of your visit, you can’t go inside during the service.

Here’s a couple of our snaps from the San Xavier del Bac Mission.

Thank you as always for taking the time to check out our photos. We really do love shooting them and sharing them with you!

Kev and Jan

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The stone forest

Tuesday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!

Jan and I got back from spending last week out in Tucson, Az. As always, it’s great to be out there even if it is in the middle of summer and with the temperature soaring to 109 degrees a couple of days at the end of the week. Even though it was a little warm, it still makes my old body feel good!

On the drive out to Tucson, we were able to stop at one of our favorite places to shoot photos, Petrified Forest National Park. The thing that’s nice is that you have two parts of the park for the price of one. Along with Petrified Forest, you also have the Painted Desert part of the park. Petrified Forest National Park is located right off of Interstate 40 between Holbrook, Az. and Gallup, N.M.

Painted Desert has some great views of the multi colored layered ground and in the morning and afternoon the colors really pop. You can look down into the valley from the cliffs up above and the scenery is spectacular. Petrified Forest has different features from Painted Desert, but it’s just as interesting. One of our favorite parts of Petrified Forest is the area called Crystal Forest. There’s a great walking trail that’s about a quarter mile long that takes you in and around the whole Crystal Forest area and you can walk amongst the petrified trees. It’s amazing to see these trees that are now brightly colored rock. If you’re ever out that way on I-40 in Arizona, it’s a place that I can highly recommend and something that you won’t see anywhere else on Earth.

Here’s a couple of our snaps from the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

Ok, the 4th of July week is over and it’s time to get back to work! We hope that you’re going to have a great rest of the week and thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work!

Kev and Jan

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