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It’s not always about the Bed Bugs, how about visiting Arizona? Caves

I enjoy getting out and exploring, so please plan a visit to Arizona and see the beauty that is beneath your feet. All of these caves are unique in their own ways, dry, wet and breathtaking beauty but remember “Don’t Touch”, many of these formations take centuries to form.

Colossal Caves – outside of Tucson, my favorite cave in Arizona. I probably have been here at least 4 times. 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail Vail, AZ 85641 – 520.647.PARK (7275)  I really love this cave, the tour takes about 45 minutes and the temperature is always about 70 degrees which is wonderful in the summer. You can actually witness bats and hear them making their little noise and cave formations like stalactites, flowstone, boxwork and helictites.


Kartchner Caverns State Park  Kartchner Caverns SP Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 586-2283 This park has a recent history having been found in 1974 but kept as a secret until 1978/1984 and is considered a living cave.


Grand Canyon Caves  – Mile 115 Route 66 63 Miles NE of Kingman AZ and 65 Miles West of Williams and the Grand Canyon Railroad


Photo from their site

This cave is unique in that they have a Sloth bear (Jesse), offer night stays and the only draw back is that it is way out there. But it still deserves a visit, its on my list of things to see in Arizona.



It’s not always about the Scorpions, how about visiting Arizona? Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post


Part of my tour for my family and friends includes a visit to the Grand Canyon and the path to the South Rim goes right by this unique little place. The Historic Cameron Trading Post – For nearly a century the Cameron Trading Post has been a Grand Canyon lodging haven for travelers, traders, vacationers and explorers who come from all points of the globe.  The Cameron Trading Post is more than an Indian lodge or Grand Canyon hotel. Established in 1916, the Cameron Indian Trading Post has become a showplace for fine Native American art and Southwest art. Now I will admit if you plan your trip just right – lunch is the thing to do. **** Caution – look around before order – the Indian taco (that is what they call it) is huge. Maybe you can share one but it is worth it – TRUST ME ON THIS!

Another tip from an experienced tourist – set by the window in the back, because you never know what you might see. Birds, lizards and maybe more.

A few pictures from my readers…

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One of the things I would often mention to my Scouts as we were hiking was to not just look at the ground but to look around and capture the majesty of the world. These pictures are a prime example of that hidden world we often just cruise right on by. The first two pictures I believe are tent caterpillars and the last two pictures are some type of funnel spider from the area of Havasupai Falls in Arizona, located at the Grand Canyon.

So get out and explore the often hidden world of bugs and send me a few pictures, thanks to C. Brannon for these.

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