It would be six days in the Arizona desert. Our flight was from Oakland, CA to Phoenix, AZ. An hour and half drive got us to Wickenburg Ranch. During our stay we visited Scottsdale and Prescott Arizona.

The setting sun highlights this cactus in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Cactus in Arizona? Who knew.

Late day sunlight on this non cactus plant in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Not every plant is a cactus. The late day sunlight and the extreme talent of the photographer make this colorful photo.

Herb Mignery's Passing the Legacy which is on the very spot where the Pony Express ended in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Herb Mignery’s Passing the Legacy which is a tribute to the Pony Express in Scottsdale, Arizona. in Scottsdale, Arizona

Looks like there is beer everywhere at

Cactus with Christmas bulbs in Scottsdale, Arizona.

If you are in desert, of course you put Christmas bulbs on the cactus.

Matt's Saloon on 112 Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona.

Matt’s Saloon on Whiskey Row in Prescott, Arizona.

Spicy Bloody Marys at the Palace Restaurant and Saloon in Prescott, Arizona

Not one, but two Bloody Marys at the Palace in Prescott, Arizona.

Stars over Wickenburg, Arizona with glow of lights from Phoenix, Arizona in the distance.

Night sky over Wickenburg, Arizona with the glow of lights 60 miles away in Phoenix, Arizona.

Green surrounded by water on the Wickenburg Ranch Golf course.

Island green on the Wickenburg Ranch golf course.

Heart shaped cactus in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Heart shaped cactus in the warm light of the setting sun.

Southwest Airlines blue jet with luggage compartment open in Phoenix, Arizona.

Taking a break after loading the luggage inside the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 – 700 which was put into service in 2003.

Well it certainly could be a overhead photo of Area 51. Or not.

Sure looks like Area 51 to me.

Want to see more photos and videos from my six day excursion in the desert. Check out the Ultra 8K video.

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