Monday, July 06, 2010

Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua Stone Yard We ended up in going to Arizona for a weekend to visit some old friends from over seas. They were gonna be around but only for a short while on a business trip. And as the accommodating couple that we are we figured it be more beneficial for them if we went out to meet them than to have them go out of their way. So off we flew to Arizona, where we rented a vehicle from Enterprise, a Nissan Versa to be exact.

After having a fun few days with our friends we were trying to decide what to do. They had left, and we were alone, not wanting to waste our trip here we started looking for something to do. There were signs everywhere for the Chiricahua National Monument, so we decided to look into it. It is much like a National Park, and if you have read any of our other Blogs you know we are pretty into the outdoors; and National and State Parks are a great way to do it.

Chiricahua was awesome; my wife couldn’t stop taking pictures! These rocks go hundreds of feet into the air, and they all look like a water splash stopped amid… well splash. The vertical shapes of these rocks are what make them worthy of being a National Monument. Apparently a long time ago they were created during a massive volcanic explosion, so just being where a volcano had once exploded is enough to get me out of the car and see what all the talk is about. There are rocks that are literally balancing on top of each other, like a massive representation of what I used to do when I was a kid with pebbles.

I have never seen a cooler park; the rock formations were just awesome. If we ever find ourselves in the state of Arizona we will defiantly revisit this place. If you ever get the opportunity to visit it is an absolute must for those who love the outdoors or nature!