The drive out of Texas is a long one, over half a day long. Finally reaching Tuscon after 12 hours, the temperature was surprisingly cold in February. Overall, the drive in Arizona was beautiful, with great sunrise and sunsets. Eventually reaching Flagstaff, the elevation increases to around 5,000 ft, with an interesting mountain pass drive. Mountains had snow on them and this area is a central point for tourist attractions, including reaching the Grand Canyon or Antelope Canyon. Temperatures almost reached freezing, especially during the nights. Heading towards Page, AZ, there were many attractions in the area. On the way back, the drive into Albuquerque was straightforward. The city is very suburban with clay-colored homes. Close by is Santa Fe, a small art city with a unique historical town center. The last destination was Roswell, the site of the supposed alien sightings. The main street area is very small but has caught on with the alien theme for great marketing. I choose to drive through this town instead of taking a longer route towards Amarillo, TX for the Cadillac Ranch for a total of 8 hours back home. Overall, the drive was around 2,700 miles and too long for the unprepared. There are a surprising number of national parks, state parks, and other recreational areas in Arizona. For a relatively small state, there are much more outdoor activities than sadly Texas.