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North America » United States » Arizona October 4th 2019

Day 10 Rest Day We picked the right place for a rest day. The historic mining town of Bisbee turned out to be quaint, very interesting & we had lucked a great historic hotel (owned by a kiwi) to take it easy. We walked the town, then did a mine tour on a small train which took us deep into one of the mines. This mine was considered one of the richest discovered, assaying at 23% mineral to ore made it very profitable. Literally billions tons of Copper, as well as Silver and some Gold was extracted from these mines since the wealth of minerals was discovered by a government scout in the 1870s who was chasing Apaches at the time. Our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge as he had worked in the mine ... read more
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Dowtown Bisbee
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North America » United States » Arizona September 19th 2019

We started the day at IHOP. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - right? And Donald loves IHOP. It had only 2 other customers in there so service was quick. With our bellies full, we headed back towards I10 which took us by the aircraft boneyard again. This time we saw the other side of the boneyard which we somehow totally missed yesterday. I guess we were too busy looking at all the planes, that we never looked the other direction. We travelled along I10 for a bit and saw a sign that stated El Paso 300 miles. I tried to block it from Donald’s view for that was our end destination for the day and reading 300 miles just makes it seem so far away. But my efforts were ignored and reality ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona September 18th 2019

Southwest took us to the South West. An early flight from Atlanta took us to Phoenix Arizona where the temperature was 102 degrees. Where is Fall? According to the radio, only two more days of the 100 plus temps. That is two days too late. Morning had just arrived in Phoenix when we landed thanks to the time travel side effects of flying east to west. We were both ready for lunch even though it was 8am. Since it was too early for lunch we headed on to our first stop after obtaining our rental car - Casa Grande Ruins. The ruins that remained were unique and it is hard to comprehend how they were able to create such dwellings so long ago. The structures were built around 1350 by the Sonoran Desert people and abandoned ... read more
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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 » Sedona September 12th 2019

Fran's trip to Jamye Price's Light language course. Flight and hore car from Flagstaff. Stayed in airbnb right near Bell Rock (trinity). Met many lovely people, especially Astarah.... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon September 8th 2019

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North America » United States » Arizona » Holbrook September 6th 2019

We started our day with breakfast at a local eatery called Camaleons. The food was great and the waitress was delightful!! When I travel I like to stay away from chain restaurants if possible. I always research or ask about local eateries! After breakfast it was off to the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. The Painted is so named because of the beautiful colors. It starts out with the browns, reds, and oranges then turns to the blues and grays. As you drive further southwest you run into the Petrified Forest. The petrified forest is full of archaeological digs, fossils, ancient petrified wood, petroglyphs, and Pueblo dwellings. It was beautiful!! Next stop was Four Corners. Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states intersect: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and ... read more
Terry and Ed at The Petrified Forest & Painted Desert
Petrified Forest & Painted Desert
Petrified Forest & Painted Desert

North America » United States » Arizona » Holbrook September 5th 2019

We left Las Vegas and the heat and headed back across the desolate desert toward the Grand Canyon. This was exciting for us because we had just been to the North Rim and we could compare it to the South Rim. My belief from previous visits to the South Rim was that the North Rim had more vibrant colors. We shall see. Our first stop was for gas, drinks, and a potty break. Gas was anywhere from $3.59 to $2.59 per gallon. The tire light came on in the Expedition so we went to a tire shop to have them checked. It was interesting because the air and tire check were free. We tipped the guy but it really wasn’t necessary. Everywhere we’ve been on this trip we’ve met so many wonderful people. Terry and Ed ... read more
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Filling up the tire


You have to see the Grand Canyon to believe it - pictures of it may be impressive, but nothing is as awe-inspiring as seeing the real thing. Lonely Planet has this to say about it: “No matter how much you read about the Grand Canyon or how many photographs you have seen, nothing really prepares you for the sight of it.” “The sheer immensity of the Grand Canyon is what grabs you at first - a two-billion-year-old rip across the landscape that reveals the earth’s geological secrets with commanding authority. But it’s Mother Nature’s artistic touches, from sun-dappled ridges and crimson buttes to lush oases and a ribbon-like river, that hold your attention and demand your return... simply grab a seat along the Rim Trail and watch the earth change colors before you.” “Arguably the USA’s ... read more
Grand Canyon - South Rim
Grand Canyon - South Rim
Grand Canyon - South Rim




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