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Good Morning, Sunshine! What A Beautiful World!

Arizona sunrise in Portal: Mike in Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender

 ~ Good Morning, Sunshine! ~

Just in case you hadn't seen it before, THIS is the "crack of dawn."  :)

Saturday morning saw me in Portal, Arizona, scoping out this tiny (60 residents) picturesque town that is a birding mecca for thousands each year from around the world.  The mountains in the sunrise photo are in New Mexico; to get to Portal we drove into NM, headed south toward Rodeo, and then turned west on Portal Road.  This ranger station, closed for the winter, sits at the entrance of one of the world's most beautiful canyons.

If you haven't checked out Arizona, you'll want to do that soon.  Life is short.  Give me a call and I'll share my secrets about our great state.  Sshhh.  Don't tell anyone...

Portal Ranger Station: Mike in Tucson, Arizona Mortgage Lender

~ Ranger Station ~

Coronado National Forest, Portal, AZ


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender.

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Comment balloon 22 commentsMike Jones • January 12 2011 07:01AM


Good morning Mike it does look warmer there and inviting

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 10 years ago

Good morning Mike,

Wow!! Now that glimpse of "the crack of dawn" is absolutely stunning!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) almost 10 years ago

Good morning Dorie!

Thanks for saying so.


Thanks for being the first to comment!  What's the temperature this morning in Rogers, Arkansas?

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

Hi Mike, Beautiful, peaceful and I want to see it in person!  I've never been to AZ, will call you if I do!

All the best, Rene

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) almost 10 years ago

Good morning Mike, once again, great pictures of the high desert...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Love those mountains and those are some great pictures. . 

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 10 years ago

Good morning sir,

I have been up at the crack of dawn but I don't remember it looking quite that nice.  I may have had something to do with what I had done all night long before dawn.

have a GREAT day sir.  And thanks for sharing Portal, AZ.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 10 years ago

Again, Mike, beautiful pictures. The crack of dawn is very interesting - was it a reflection off another cloud?

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 10 years ago

Mike ... At the crack of dawn here, we had 18" of snow on the ground, faling at 1-2" per hour and 3-4 hours before it ends. Have a great day in the sunshine. Rick

Posted by Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer (Norcom Mortgage NMLS# 71655 Equal Housing Lender) almost 10 years ago

Great Photos.  Here's a look outside my bedroom window snow

Posted by Kimberly A Norgard (Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Good Morning Mike, After looking at your picture I wish I was there instead of New York with 9in of SNOW.

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) almost 10 years ago

We are cold this morning....20 degrees when I left the house.  The good news is plenty of sunshine today!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) almost 10 years ago


I'm glad you're having sunshine with your 20 degree weather!


That looks cold!  Brrr...


So sorry...


Time for a mid-winter trip?


I think so; I'm not sure.


You too!




It's good to see you, as always!


Come on down!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

Oh so nice! I am buried in snow here in Massachusetts.  Who knows when we will get out.  I have closing on Friday so I must get out before that. Absolutely

Posted by Pat Laracy Baker, Pat Baker Dream Home Maker (Realty Executives Boston West) almost 10 years ago


You'll get to your closing.  Plan to come visit warm, sunny Tucson!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

Mike - Happy New Year, love the pics!  Stop by and see my new coffee maker!

Posted by Dana Lim (Allstate Insurance) almost 10 years ago

Dang Mike, every time I drop by here you out do yourself from the time before. Between you and Maui Hunter in Hawaii, I always enjoy some great photos. Thanks!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I hope to be there late Spring! I will certainly give you a call! :O)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 10 years ago

Terrific photos as always -- love the morning sun. All the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

GOOD AFTERNOON MIKE!  This is a nice peaceful post to see and read today in light of everything that is going on in Tucson! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Crack of Dawn indeed!  I have never seen it quite like that.  You've got some great photos on your blog, like Russell says!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Beautiful picture - thanks for sharing --- we have some beautiful sunrises also in TN --- glad that God lets us all have beautiful sights - have a great day :-)

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 9 years ago

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