Monday, December 17, 2007

Back from a great little trip

After much fun in Arizona, it was time to come back to the beautiful weather here in Minnesota. I know that is hard to believe that there could be beautiful weather here, but when you live here, you have to have the sunny outlook. Nonetheless, leaving the upper 60's to come back to the teens were a little hard. The reason for the trip was my family and I were on a mini vacation to Scottsdale to see my brother Cory graduate from the Mesa Police Academy. He is now a fully sworn officer for the Scottsdale Police Department! Overall, the four days we were there went extremely fast and we always seemed to find fun things to do. One of those things included climbing on Camelback Mountain which you can see by the pictures below was a little bit of a climb (especially coming from flat land)! But we made it quite far and got some beautiful shots of the landscape. You can also see the steepness of the climb in the last photo. Now for the near future it will be snow and cold, but am hoping to get back to AZ sometime in the springtime before it gets too hot down there!





6 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Glad you had fun, Shawn! Those are some lovely photos.

Congrats to your brother for becoming a police officer, too. Had I not become an artist, I might have joined the force myself. Go easy on him with the cop jokes, okay? :)

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Christina. I will try and go easy on him about being a cop now. By the way, congrats on getting your blog up and running. Best of luck!

Cynthia said...

Welcome back, Shawn! I've hiked Camelback Mountain - but it's been several years now.

Congratulations to your brother!

Janvangogh said...

First time I saw Camelback Mountain I couldnt get over how it just was this huge rock in the middle of the town.

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Cynthia. Camelback was something that we always saw when coming into town, but thought this was the time to venture up it. Definitely will have to make it a regular stop when in town.

Shawn McCann said...

Hi Janet. It is funny how there are many places that are like camelback. They definitely have a great impact on the landscape and beauty of the area.