Saturday, November 18, 2023

Traveling to the American Southwest - Thanksgiving 2023

November 2021 Visit

I'm a little early with my greeting for the big holiday next Thursday.
 I'll be gone for a while as we travel to Arizona for Thanksgiving and an extended, always fun, visit with family. My brother-in-law and his family moved to Sierra Vista many, many years ago when his government career took him to Fort Huachuca. 
We have visited often over the years and always manage to find something new to enjoy. A few days in Tucson is also on our schedule.

The Huachuca Mountains are the third highest of the Sky Island mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona and they rise almost 4,500 feet above the desert floor. The mountain range is oriented in a northwestern direction giving it more north-facing slopes and perhaps a somewhat cooler climate than some of the other Sky Island mountain ranges with similar elevation. The highest elevations support mixed conifer forests on north-facing slopes and pine forests on south-facing slopes. Lower elevations have extensive oak and oak-pine woodlands. Management of this mountain range is divided mostly between the U.S Forest Service and Department of Defense (Fort Huachuca). Fort Huachuca occupies roughly the northeastern quarter of the range; the Forest Service manages the northwestern quarter and southern half. A small part of the southern end of the range is managed by the National Park Service as Coronado National Memorial.  via USDA Forest Service

Wishing you all here in the USA - and Americans living overseas - a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.  
We all have so much to be thankful for.


  1. Your photo shows a magnificent scene, it could be a painting. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family, Mary and Bob!
    As you say, there is a lot to be thankful for.
    Last but not least, friendships formed in the blogosphere!
    Hugs, Meike X

  3. Wishing you both a wonderful time Mary and Bob ....... we have visited that area and loved it { although it was quite a few years ago now ! } Enjoy your time with your family ..... take care of each other and be safe. Sending love { & envy 🤣😂🤣 } XXXX

  4. Dearest Mary,
    Enjoy your time with family and wishing ya'll a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Enjoy your stay in Tucson and Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Enjoy and have a lovely time!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful time in AZ.

  8. I have not heard of this region, except from you. I can imagine it would be quite beautiful. Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Oh dear! I always forget to put my name on the Anonymous, Marilyn M.

  10. Enjoy your time in the southwest visiting family and exploring. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Bob with love from both of us.

  11. Best wishes and enjoy your Thanksgiving! Britta


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