Everyone knows February in Iowa can be brutally cold. I try to leave the midwest whenever possible in the winter months. We decided to book a trip to Arizona for some sun, relaxation & a few margaritas. Of course the day we left, Iowa experienced a record heatwave, and temps were warmer back home.  However, with its cacti, palm trees, and rainbows, Arizona did not disappoint.

This was our first trip to Tucson and if you have not yet been to the Saguaro National Forest, it is a must-see, bucket list item you need to check off immediately.  We spent one day driving through the forest, and every 20 feet I'd make my family stop so I could take another photo of a cactus.