Okay, so it is time for Chuck, my over-sized dog, and I to play virtual tourist. Again.
Can you guess the next state?
Hint: Some say the Sunsets are just gorgeous as the sunlight filters through particles of air against the backdrop of mountain ranges and it gets way HOT, especially in the southwestern part of the state during summertime.
You can experience extensive and very beautiful canyons . . .
Here, another trivia hint:
The fast food chain, McDonald’s, got its start back in 1953 with the convenient drive through established in 1975.
You know it!
Time to get Arizona bound!
Arizona minutiae that you probably already know but I’ll throw it out there anyway. 🙂
Arizona, also known as the 48th and Grand Canyon State is the home for the Apache trout, the state fish.
Naturally, the official state reptile, the venomous, but rather shy, Ridge-nosed rattlesnake, can be found across Arizona. Favorite hiding spots: wooded forest areas with lots of leafy debris that offer great camouflage. Due to human activities that encroach on their habitat, Arizona laws provide special protection to keep the rattlesnake species from dwindling into extinction.
Arizona, with the capital city being, Phoenix, is the only state with an official neckwear, the Bola Tie.
The official state flower blooms beautifully on the largest American cactus, the Saguaro cactus.
Finally, for avid readers, Rosemary Washington has a cool blog project called Armchair America Through Books. I love how she focuses not only on adult fiction, but reviews non-fiction and children books related to each state. Rosemary also features vintage state postcards!
Oh, this weather reporter from Arizona – just too funny!! 😆
So, is there anything else one should absolutely know about the state of Arizona?
Until next time, cheers!