Sunday Post Meme

Posted June 27, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 14 Comments

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at the @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

What I’m Up To:

I’m experimenting with adding Meme’s to my blog so I can interact more with my readers and let you get to know me more.

I live in Flagstaff, Arizona, north of Phoenix up in the mountains. We’re in the “cool” part of Arizona, where the temperatures are much cooler here than in Phoenix or Tucson. Flagstaff sits at an elevation of 7000 feet and the summers are very pleasant and we get some snow and ice in the winter (but not too much!). Flagstaff is surrounded by ponderosa pines and has the Kachina Peaks, and is home to Arizona’s highest mountain, Mt. Humprey at just shy of 14,000ft. Here is a photo from my home looking at the mountains.

Yes! It snows in Arizona!

We also live only an hour and half from the Grand Canyon and my husband and I go there often to hike, camp, or just visit. This is one of the hundreds of photos I’ve taken on my many visits.

I never tire of this view!

And we’re only 35 minutes from Sedona, Arizona, home to some magnificent red rock formations.

Sedona is such a beautiful place!

We often go to Sedona, especially in the winter as it’s usually 10 -15f degrees warmer than Flagstaff, we like to hike, and shop during the off season in Sedona. It gets pretty busy in the summer, fall and spring with tourists.

Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? Or Sedona? What did you think of it?

Last week I read:

Next week I hope to get to:

Just three book for next week as my husband and I are travelling to Denver to help our son move.

On the Blog Last Week:

Book Review: A Brambleberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne
Book Review: Pug Actually by Matt Dunn
Book Review: To Sir with Love by Lauren Layne
Book Review: Welcome Back to Rambling, Texas by June Faver
Cover Reveal: Accidentally Perfect by Marissa Clarke
Book Review: When I Found You by Brenda Novak.
Can’t Wait Wednesday Meme.
Book Review: Falling in Love on Willow Creek by Debbie Mason.
Book Review: Back Home to You by Maggie Wild.
Blog Tour and Book Review: Out of Your Head by Rose McClelland
Book Review: The Lily Garden by Barbara Josselsohn.
Stacking the Shelves!

Have you read any of these books? What are you hoping to read this next week? Comment below!

14 responses to “Sunday Post Meme

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  2. I grew up in Scottsdale and never appreciated anything about Arizona, but I blame my parents. lol

    I’m a pale skinned redhead who burns the instant she steps out into the sun and I get hot and miserable quickly, even now. When I was a kid no one put sunblock on you or thought to make you wear a hat, so Arizona was the worst place for me to be a kid.

    We dragged everyone who visited us to the Grand Canyon, which for me, was nothing more than a horrible, nauseous car ride and then we’d get out, gaze into the canyon for 5 minutes, maybe stop for a picnic lunch with me cowering in the car because, bugs.

    One time we went down on the mules, but fun as it was, we only went halfway down. Not down to the bottom to stay overnight.

    I think I would enjoy Arizona more now that I’ve moved out of it. I would SPEND TIME at the Grand Canyon and eat in a restaurant and wear a hat and sunblock.

    We went to slide rock in Sedona, which was fun. I’d love to hike there.

    • Thank you, I think there are a lot of folks who feel similarly about Arizona. And I know several people who have grown up in Tucson or Phoenix who has never gone to the Grand Canyon! I have never gone down into the canyon on mules, however, my husband and I have backpacked down to the bottom a few times, and to me, that’s how to really appreciate the canyon. Thanks again for your comments!

  3. DiscoDollyDeb

    In the 1960s, my husband’s father was an NHS doctor for the White Mountain Apache reservation in Pinetop-Lakeside and my husband, although not Native American, spent several years of his childhood on the reservation there. We made a return visit there with my in-laws (close to 30 years ago), and I loved how many stars you could see. There was hardly any light pollution and it felt as if you could reach up and pull down a handful of brilliant stars! It was also wonderful to feel how the temperature dropped as you drove up into the mountains. Some years later, we spent some time in Flagstaff when we were driving across the country to see relatives. My husband and our kids did the Grand Canyon with a church group, but somehow I’ve never made it there.

    • I love the White Mountains and the Pinetop-Lakeside area. So pretty. If you come out to the Grand Canyon, let me know!

  4. Gorgeous pictures! I love the Southwest. We’ve visited Arizona (Phoenix area) and New Mexico (Santa Fe). Just beautiful! We’d love to retire to New Mexico someday and run a chihuahua rescue ranch. 🙂 Enjoy your week!

    Here’s my SUNDAY POST this week. — Diana

  5. The view you have from your home is gorgeous. You must spends lots of time gazing at it. I know I would ❤️ Have a great week!

  6. I haven’t been to the Grand Canyon since I was a kid, I need to go back some day! I got the Beth Moran book too recently. I’m on Helena Hunting’s ARC team, but haven’t been able to get that one yet. Which reminds me I need to reach out to them and find out when we can get it. Hope you have a great week!