On our final full day in Arizona, we ventured just outside of Scottsdale to explore some of the surrounding areas. We started the day by heading to Papago Park in the morning to enjoy the views from what’s known as the Hole in the Rock.
The hike up to the hole at the top was fairly easy and only took about ten minutes. We spent some time photographing, taking in the views, and exploring the crevices and walking paths all around the rock formation. When we felt like we’d seen as much as we could, we hiked the short trail back down to where we’d parked, then drove around the rest of the park for some time. It was a fun morning adventure that allowed us to have plenty of time in the afternoon for our next stop in Tempe, AZ.
Tempe is a short drive from Scottsdale and since we’d explored Old Town Scottsdale the day before, we thought a different locale would make the most of our time in Arizona. Tempe is a college town with a bustling, lively downtown area. We didn’t have anything on the agenda so we leisurely walked around and basked in a slow day with nothing to do. We ate lunch at Culinary Dropout and whiled away the afternoon taking photos and simply enjoying the day.
Considering my love of cacti, I couldn’t go the entire trip in the desert without embracing the native plant in my outfit. I wore this button down shirt embroidered with tiny cacti with these striped overalls. I love the details of the overalls, like the straps that tie in a bow, the front pockets, and the completely open back. I knotted my top in the back to keep it from poofing out the sides of the overalls, and paired the outfit with these lavender colored sneakers that are my favorite shoes this summer. The whole outfit was fun to wear and practical for the hiking we did early in the day. And although you can’t really tell, my little bear coordinated with me in a romper printed with cacti.
Even though it was our last full day in Arizona, we still squeezed in more adventures before heading home. Stay tuned for a couple more posts from our trip!
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