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North America » United States » Arizona » Page March 21st 2023

Here’s my thing I forgot to tell you before. Somewhere in New Mexico there was a volcano 10,000 years ago that erupted and spewed lava all over the place. This is relatively recent in the overall scheme of things. I noticed as I was humming along down the road that the rocks had turned from red to pure black. Upon further viewing of large outcrops I could determine that the rocks were definitely lava stone. And then I saw a sign advertising “Ice Caves/Banderos Volcano” - that confirmed my suspicions. Petrified wood - some of them are absolutely stunning - one of those small pieces would look fantastic in my garden. However, I don’t want to go to prison for taking one. I’m sorry you will have to wait for some time to get any more ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Page September 22nd 2022

We woke up and opened the curtains to find sunshine. Maximum temperature will be around 30 degrees. You beauty ! I chose a simple continental breakfast with toast with Philadelphia cream cheese, a strawberry yoghurt, corn flakes and coffee (can’t have cooked breakfast every day or we all know what happens then ?). Only a short 1 minute drive to Chief Tsosie’s depot for the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon Tour. The tour goes for 90 minutes but it takes about half an hour to get there so we will spend 30 minutes inside the canyon. This adventure along with visiting Sedona were two things Kerry discovered early days when researching this holiday and neither of us had ever heard of them before. The drive out was on a shuttle van and it was nice to see ... read more
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Page September 21st 2022

Let me start by apologising as I forgot to mention we went passed a couple of noteworthy places yesterday. The first was a town called Winslow Arizona we passed by where I was hoping to stand on a corner. It would have been such a fine sight to see. Anyway we decided to “Take it easy” and the second place we skipped would have included a slight detour of about 45 minutes, so it was kind of intentional miss not to see the Grand Canyon. It’s a bit bizarre saying we came all this way and skipped past the Grand Canyon but we have been there twice before and there is much more to see around Arizona and Utah and losing 2 hours going in and straight back just did not work for the schedule. Well ... read more
The famous West and East mittens
Very unusual swirling rock formations
How did the rocks form this way ?

North America » United States » Arizona » Page June 24th 2022

Fodors did a survey: According to our poll, these are the most overrated attractions in the world: 1. Disney Theme Parks 2. The Leaning Tower of Pisa 3. The Eiffel Tower 4. Times Square 5. The Louvre Actually, I like Times Square and the Louvre. Other overrated attractions, at least in my experience: Venice, Machu Picchu, Victoria Falls, Seattle Space Needle, Cape Cod, Miami Beach, The Alamo, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lanai, Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco), Singapore, Graceland, Corcovado, St. Taffy's, Lake Lucerne, Costa Rica Cloudforest, Florida Everglades, Boston Pops 4th of July, Mob Museum (Las Vegas), Bourbon Street, Spy Museum (Washington, DC), Montenegro, and ?? My favorite tourist attractions: Amazon Rainforest, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Great Barrier Reef, Checkpoint Charlie at the Berlin Wall (when it was standing), Musee d'Orsay, Smithsonian Air and Spa... read more
French Quarter
Old Town Warsaw

North America » United States » Arizona » Page July 6th 2021

Travel Pulse says these are among twenty underrated U.S. cities. These are the ones I have visited, by hook or by crook (that means on business not leisure). St. Louis The best part of St. Louis is the area called, "The Hill" or the Italian neighborhood. It is filled with great family style restaurants. My personal favorite is Cunetto's House of Pasta. When we (as a work group)went, which was often, we always told them it was someone's birthday. Why? Free dessert, usually an Italian cake or Cannolis. The Central West End was also a great dining destination. Forest Park is one of the better inner city parks. And the downtown area with the Gateway Arch and the baseball stadium is always busy. Flagstaff Northern Arizona is vastly underrated. It is close to several great attractions, ... read more
Bandon beach
Downtown Big Fork

North America » United States » Arizona » Page September 26th 2020

About fifteen years ago the National Park Service changed the name of Toroweap to Tuweap. Keep in mind that all the signs to guide you there are BLM Toroweap signs. I consider this the best overlook of the Grand Canyon cuz it is the narrow section of the canyon (about 500 feet wide gorge and 3000 feet down). This is where Evil Knevil wanted to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle long ago. Evil (Robert) Knevil got a permit to jump from the Hualapai Tribal Authority, but could not get a permit from the Park Service. From Fredonia, Arizona I drove West on Arizona Hwy 389 and entered the Kaibab-Paiute Indian Reservation and turned South on the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Toroweap road mostly crossing Antelope Canyon. (About sixty five miles total to Toroweap ... read more
BLM, Toroweap warning sign
BLM, Toroweap warning sign
BLM, Toroweap Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Page September 13th 2019

Waking up to another Blue bird day, we headed to Page, AZ. This was another long travel day. As we left the Moab area, the topography changed markedly. The cliffs and buttes gave way to immense prairies and rolling hills, with the mountains far off in the distance. Lots of cattle ranching in this area. After miles of this scenery, we finally approached Monument Valley. This is an Apache Tribal park, and displays a first hand look at one of the most tremendous natural structures created by erosion. The absorbant sandstone holds underground aquifers which give moisture to crops and adequate grazing for livestock. The Navajo reservation covers one third of the 130,000 square mile Colorado plateau. After checking out the visitor's center and talking to the photo-op Indian at the overlook, we headed out for ... read more
South of Moab

North America » United States » Arizona » Page May 20th 2019

To blog or not to blog. I’ve gone back and forth about blogging. My first blog was a daily journal on our 5 month trip to Alaska. It’s a real big commitment to do a blog/journal. We found that our family loved it and many of our friends. I’m not a confident or accomplished writer so I’m bashful about writing. I’ve written for business most of my life and never enjoyed it. But my Alaska blog was so different and I found I really enjoyed it and simply didn’t really care about being so under pressure to be correct, sort of a take it or leave it attitude. My husband, a much better writer, enjoyed my writing and we both realized how quickly we forgot about parts of our trip. The blog became an amazing memory ... read more
Lake Powell from near our campsite.
More views at sunset of Lake Powell
Storms still rolling in from the West

North America » United States » Arizona » Page April 11th 2019

We are behind in our blog entries but many folks have been asking about Antelope Canyon so I wanted to at least provide cliff notes while fresh. With Siena being a couple months old and waiting for her passport to arrive, we decided to take advantage of one of the wonders of AZ. We stopped in Flagstaff on the way up and back to break up the trip which worked well for us. With Brookston being 3 years old, he has about a two hour limit in the car and we love Flagstaff. We found a great restaurant (Nomads Global Lounge) with delicious food where we could eat outside by a fire and watch trains go by. Antelope Canyon is in Page, which is just under two hours from Flagstaff (or at least is when Shane ... read more

North America » United States » Arizona » Page March 16th 2018

Our neighboring state gets unwanted attention for their views on Hispanics, immigration, and baseball. But Arizona remains one of my favorite states, both for its natural beauty, Spring Training baseball, fabulous golf courses, Tex-Mex food, and its overall southwestern vibe. I just try to forget the politics, and enjoy the best of the southwest. Did you know that it takes over a hundred years to grow an arm of a Saguaro cactus in areas of low precipitation? The age of the Saguaro is determined by its height. There is more than a billion years of rock exposed at the Grand Canyon. Our country's first margarita came courtesy of Arizona, where first barrel of tequila came out in 1936 form Nogales. Likewise, the chimichanga was invented here. Arizona has 13 species of rattlesnakes. Taste like chicken if ... read more
The famous Wave
I love Route 66 AZ
New Salt River baseball complex

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