So, for those who haven’t guessed it yet, I spent this past weekend somewhere between Nothing and Nowhere Arizona. That’s right, there’s actually a Nothing Arizona, and a Nowhere for good measure as well. Interestingly though, I was in fact somewhere, and I did see something. Truly, I saw many “somethings” this weekend, and that was good.
A weekend outing had been planned for a while. Sadira’s birthday was the excuse to get out, and it was a good one. Happy Birthday! Initially she’d been planning one trip, then another, then another…..and finally settled onto checking out Burro Creek, Kaiser Canyon, and anything in that area. Of course, the area in question was somewhere near Nowhere…….
As a last minute change of plans, I decided to bring the Airstream instead of the tent. Things are warming up in the lower regions here in AZ, and that means Spring, flowers, amazing scenes…..and rattle snakes. Just a week ago, 3 encounters with rattle snakes while visiting Vulture. My thought….heck, I’d hate to wake up to one under the tent or something. So, why not take the Airstream along?
Really good idea too……
Friday morning we set out, Airstream in tow. A new route to try out as well. Cutting across from Kirkland toward Bagdad, and over to Route 93. Final destination. Nowhere……..
The ride over was pretty quiet, and a little slow. Sharp curves, stunning scenes, a desert bloom itching to pop out and declare Spring…….What an amazing ride over. The skies were over cast, but who cares? This is Arizona. And it’s Spring. If rain had come it would have been all the better for the bloom!
Approaching Route 93 we stopped the Airstream at the perfect desert garden. Nobody had planted it…..it just was. Talk about a fortuitous rest stop! Ocotillos, Saguaros, prickly pears, beaver tails, and more…..Purples, reds, oranges, yellows, greens….oh yeah, this is the desert too.
After spending a ton of time photographing, setting up “miniaturized Airstream” shots, and toying with flower shots we moved along to Burro Creek Campground. Burro Creek is located somewhere between Nowhere and Nothing. Talk about an amazing canyon. The landscape was something that I can’t really describe. Huge canyons, a crazy bridge, a fantastic campsite…..it goes on and on.
But enough for today. I’ve only started sorting through images, I’m tired from a long drive today, and I guess it’s time to step away from the computer. I’ll fill in the whole trip report soon.
Oh, and by the way…..the desert is blooming. Whatever you’re doing, drop it, grab you camera, and go in search of the sea of color!