I have had the most wonderful time touring the Arizona landscape these last few days with my sweetheart. This weekend, we camped on the Chiriachua national monument two hours southeast of Tuscon and I have taken in some breathtaking landscapes. Arizona is a very diverse state and I see it as very authentic. A lot of mining towns come and go but their relics sure do tell a story. I am amazed by the honesty here in so many ways. There is a lot to paint and write about here in the wild, wild west.