Four years ago we spent two memorable days at Casa San Pedro near Sierra Vista, Arizona. Ever since, we’ve plotted a return to the area. We know it’s not exactly a hot spot on most vacationers’ lists, but it has a beautiful climate and, best of all for us, good walking and hundreds of species of birds to see. Did we also say very affordable?
A good time for both weather and watching birds is April. Mid-70’s (25 degrees C) in the day and mid 40’s (7 degrees C) at night. Migrating birds are traveling through so chances of seeing more birds and different species increases.
We searched the web to find a place where we could stay for 2-4 weeks and up popped “Arizona Sky Island Escape With View” on AirBnB. The listing was for a little 1-bedroom house that was close to canyons – a perfect fit for our walking and bird watching. The price was so good for a month’s stay that we booked it a year ago and, since then, had been anticipating our stay eagerly.
After a year of waiting this is what we found:
What is it about walking through a different environment that perks up your senses to really pay attention?
We admired the view of the mountains, enjoyed the warm sunshine, and asked ourselves, “Was the return as good as we had anticipated?” For us, Sierra Vista has been better than we expected….