Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arizona Road Trip Day 2, Globe to Holbrook

Hi Everyone,

As mentioned previously, we recently completed a road trip through Arizona. Lots of driving, lots of beautiful scenery. These next photos are from our Day 2, Globe to Holbrook. We chose this route because we wanted to do the scenic drive through Salt River Canyon.
The first montage of photos is from the drive through the canyon. Lots of twisty windy roads, lots of switchbacks. A few pull-out opportunities. We're very glad we added this to the itinerary as the scenery was stunning.

And apparently a little dangerous. The red circle in the second photo is actually a car pancaked on a cliff. Not sure what the story was there or how long the car had been there. Sobering though.

We spent several hours at the Petrified Forest http://www.nps.gov/pefo/. I had been there as a kid and remember being disappointed that it wasn't a real forest. Instead it's a bunch of fallen logs that are 225 million years old. Many lookouts and many opportunities to gawk.

If you'd like to see more photos, there's a beautiful 10 minute video that I stumbled upon on YouTube. It's : here.

We had to stop as a herd of pronghorn antelope took their time crossing the road. Good photo opportunity.


On the way out of the park we stopped at the side of the road and watched a spectacular sunset. It was hard to narrow down the images to just one, but I think this is my favourite. It turns out that it was our best sunset of the trip.

And, of course, we had to stay at the Wigwam Hotel in Holbrook. These are concrete wigwams that hold a single room and washroom. No neighbour noise, just the rumble of the trains behind the hotel. With the chill in the evening and the morning we slept very well.

Day 2 was wonderful but just a precursor to Day 3. It was hard trying to narrow down the photos for the blog. Eventually we'll get them on Flickr or something, but for now, here's just a taste of our second day.

Cheers,

Sandy

1 comment:

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Beautiful photos Sandy! I am quite jealous... I really love Arizona!