Sunday, 13 March 2011


Yes, there really is a place called Paradise. It’s a tiny town nestled in the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains.

We drove into the mountains along Cave Creek, continuing past the South West Research station, onto Pinery Canyon road, surprising some mule deer ambling along the road.

The road climbs high up the side of the mountain, with fabulous views across the valley, more dirt roads and trails leading off into the trees. At our highest point we were at 6,200 ft and snow still lingered on the peaks.

Paradise is nestled among the trees and very pretty, we drove slowly through until we came to the Portal turning.

The road takes you past the cemetery; imagine spending forever in a place called Paradise! Not that I think you can as I seem to remember reading somewhere that you can only be buried in the cemetery if you actually live or have lived there, otherwise…………

Have fun, we are!

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