Blogs from Flagstaff, Arizona, United States, North America - page 6


North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff January 23rd 2011

Many will say that is it not a good idea to revisit a previously hot spot, do you agree? Well I think it depend on the spot. I tend not to return to places I have visited before unless, I really love them. I have a few of those places, one such place is the Grand Canyon. Living in Arizona, makes it even easier for me to make return trips. When I first visited the Grand Canyon National Park 6 years ago, I thought I could never have the right words to describe it. Well I still don't. But after 6 visits, I can tell you sincerely, that it's grandeur is unmatched. Unlike many hotspots, the Grand Canyon has retained it's mysteries, no developments hammering away at it's lure and magic. A week into the New ... read more
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Me at the Grand Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff November 28th 2010

I'm heading down to South America in four days!! Crazy. Don't have a whole lot to say yet, but I thought I'd post all the supplies that I will be taking to Buenos Aires with me so I'll have a little experience with this whole blogging thing. Light Jacket Rain Jacket Rain Pants Rain Cover for Backpack Sweat Shirt Sleeping bag Linch Straps (2) Space Blanket Towel String Headlamp (3) Extra AAA Batteries (10) Leatherman Knife Duct Tape Bug Spray Iodine Tablets Band Aides Surgical Tape Eye Drops Tylenol Alka Seltzer Sterile Pads Sterile Wipes Sun Block Camelback Water Bottle Combination Lock Alarm Clock Extra 9v Battery (1) Money Belt Juggling Balls (6) And of course my beautiful, new Cannon PowerShot S95! I'll write more when I arrive in South America. Thanks for reading!... read more
Supplies Close up

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff November 26th 2010

We said our goodbyes to Vegas, and headed towards Arizona. It was a nice drive, with plains on both sides, mountains at a distance, and one could see miles ahead on a bright day. On the previous evening, we inquired about tours operating at the Grand Canyon, and met a cordial Trinidadian who was selling day trips to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. We asked his opinion on what we should do since we were driving ourselves, and he quite surprisingly told us that we must definitely see the South Rim. The reason being that it was the most popular spot, and though the West Rim has the world famous Sky Walk (which has great statistics, like it is made out of 4 inches thick glass and can hold 17 fully loaded 737s!), the ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff November 19th 2010

Day 1 – Orlando to Phoenix Airport and onto Flagstaff Our flight arrived on time in Phoenix and we took the bus shuttle to the car rental Center. It was very easy to do, the airport was very organized, and baggage was delivered very fast at baggage claim. Overall, it is a very nice airport. Robert took lots of photos from the plane. We don't know what those circles are.... The money we thought we were saving by going with Advantage Car Rental was for naught because the rate was for a regular full size 4 cylinder car which just wouldn’t do very good with the high altitudes, the agent told us. So we had to get bumped up to a Camry. This car works fine in the high altitudes. Advantage also added lots of additional ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff October 16th 2010

(Once again, the blog I started has vanished. I hope I can keep this one alive) THE BASICS We toured Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest/Painted Desert. All were wonderful in their own ways. Then, craving a break from the weeks of red scenery, we drove to Payson, Az, on the Mogollon Rim and saw lots of pines and green. Now we are in Flagstaff, a city which we have found especially attractive to us on past visits. THE FLUFF Our strangest adventure of the week occurred on our drive to the Mogollon Rim. We pulled over to check a map. Well, print on maps has grown increasingly small to us, so we use a magnifying glass from time to time. As John studied the map, I started smelling smoke and wondered if there were ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff October 3rd 2010

October 1 - 3, 2010 Flagstaff, Sedona, Jerome, AZ Arrived in Flagstaff and parked in another beautiful RV campground recommended by Good Sam Club. We had made reservations here for 3 nights, knowing that there was much we wanted to see in this area and the Snow Birds are heading south!! As we drove into the area clouds were forming in the sky - big, white, fluffy clouds that really enhance your pictures. Saturday we took off for Sedona, driving through Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock State Park. Again we are in the area of deep red rock and the canyons are so steep there was no place to pull off to get a good picture. Sorry, you’ll have to come here and experience it for yourself!! Sedona is a very beautiful town situated up ... read more
Flagstaff, AZ, J&H RV Sign
Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff October 3rd 2010

(Amy's trip sans Jeffrey) I recently went on a fieldtrip with my Dendrochronology class that I'm taking at the U of A. We ventured north to Flagstaff to escape the heat and collect tree ring samples. But first, we endured a hellacious drive in a university van, with no AC (in triple digit weather), that rattled & shook so bad as it cruised down the highway that I thought it may fall apart. We also hit Phoenix right around rush hour time. The lunch that I packed turned into an unedible hot pile of goo from being in the sweltering heat for so long. Needless to say, I hoped this wasn't a premonition for the rest of the trip because if it was, I was going to be one bitchy pregnant person. I was delightfully surprised ... read more
Door to the past
years in the making
my sleeping arrangements

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff September 27th 2010

Sunday 26th September The 8am departure is becoming the norm. Today we are travelling by bus to Monument Valley and then on to Flagstaff, en route finally leaving Colarado behind. The first part of the journey is fairly inconsequential mostly flattish scrub land. After an hour or so we stop at a supermarket for a coffee and purchase food for lunch. On the road and soon we view mountains in the near and far distance. AS they become closer the various rock formations emerge- red sandstone shaped over millions of years by the wind and rain (so the driver / guide says). We pass through the Ute Indian reservation and then on the Navajo reservation, passing out of Colarado and into Utah on the way. Arrive at Monument Valley around noon and transfer to jeep type ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff August 15th 2010

Sunday we packed up and headed for Flagstaff. We needed to have the generator in the coach serviced, so we made an appointment for Monday at Camping World. CW offered to let us spend the night, so we parked there and headed for downtown Flagstaff. We had read that they have a nice new mall, but it took us a few tries to actually find it!! GPS didn't pick it up, we finally had to call the mall and get was down the hill and around the corner... Then we headed to the historic downtown. Checked out the Beaver Street Brewery and the Lumberyard Brewery. They are about a block apart, and turns out they are owned by the same people. Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University, and it is definitely a college town!! ... read more
Cliff Dwelling

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff July 13th 2010

Still in Flagstaff, went to Sedona last night and had dinner, beautiful ciity. Hunter and I went to the water park while Rich and Brandy took a motorcycle ride and Ed just stayed at the rv and rested. Going back to Sedona today and Rich, Brandy and Hunter are going to the Sliderock Park swimming and Ed and I are going to Sedona to some of the shops. This afternoon we are going on a jeep tour of the red rock mountains. Tomorrow off to the Grand Canyon.... read more

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