Petrified Forest National Park!

Hello there! It's Liana, and I'm stoked to be sharing some images taken at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona! On my drive home from the canyon, I knew I had to stop and cross the last National Park in AZ off my list. Petrified Forest is the perfect drive-through park! From the Rainbow Forest Museum and Visitor Center to the Painted Desert Visitor Center lies 26 miles of gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of places to stop along the way! I wish I would have had more time to actually hike some of the paved paths, but I know that I will be back to do so at some point in my life! 

Just to give a little history of the park, it was established in 1906 to protect one of the world's largest and most colorful deposits of petrified wood. The fossil record contained in this geologic layer gives a closer look at the late Triassic Period. This color sediment, also known as the Painted Desert, spans the 28-mile journey through the park. --- Just a heads up, this was printed on my stickers I purchased at the park; not trying to get in trouble for plagiarizing! Check out the photos below! :) 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum!

Hello everyone! Liana here, and I am so excited to share my travels with you over the next couple of weeks! I had a few days off, so I packed up my stuff and traveled down to Tucson to visit some of my best friends, Mindy and Chelsea! We decided to try some local foods and spots while we were together, and the first place we visited was the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum! Mindy and Chelsea are members here, and absolutely love it. Plus, they had a guest pass so I was able to get in for free! 

The desert museum was way more than I thought it would be! Along with a walking path through native plants, they also have a lot of different animals that are found in the Sonoran Desert! They have wolves, coyotes, javelinas, river otters, and stingrays, among a bunch of others! Mindy and Chelsea even had passes for the stingray exhibit, and we got to pet them! If you've never felt one, I suggest seeing if you can! It's an awesome experience, and I'm glad I got to do it! 

Even though monsoon season hasn't hit yet, there were still quite a lot of flowers blooming, but they said it looks even better after it rains. Hopefully I'll have a chance to get back down and check it out in the Spring/Summer! Check out the photos below!

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