sound good? awesome, I knew you'd understand.
alright people. I've said this before, and I'll say it again: if you live in Arizona and have never visited Fossil Creek, then you are seriously missing out. I mean sure, the last eight miles of the trek are agonizingly long, bumpy and nail-biting. BUT. once you've arrived (in one piece, of course), there's really nothing quite like it. the scenery is spectacular; the water, a gorgeous shade of turquoise. it's *almost* like you've died and gone to heaven. just trust me on this one, okay?
being the parking lot is rather small, holding oh, roughly a dozen cars or so, we decided we'd get an early start to secure a parking spot. we left our house around 8:30, and when we arrived two hours later, the place was already teaming with people. so much for that idea. not like it's that big of a deal. it's just that we first had to stop and unload all our belongings before parking a little ways down the road. fortunately though, our spot along the creek was still available.
to be honest, it's kind of a challenging place to take pictures, the lighting not the least bit ideal. the shade was almost too dark, therefore causing the background to be blown out. and the sun was so intense, creating lots of shadows and contrast. but, whatever. guess you can't have the "perfect" lighting situation all the time. plus, it's extremely hard to capture the beauty on camera, anyway. obviously, it's always waaay more amazing in real life.
we spent almost nine hours there, and it was still hard to leave. we'll definitely be paying another visit to Fossil Creek.
|is this not the ultimate lounging spot, or what?|
|fish and chips? or spicy shrimp and pasta? hmmm, tough decision.|
|yes, that would be my weird husband wearing pink goggles. what can I say?|
|rope swing fun. check out the picture on the far right. there's like, A LOT of stuff going on at the same time.|
|top right picture taken by my artsy niece, Meghan. I have no idea if I edited it correctly.|
guaranteed you'll fall in love.