Southwest Holiday Adventure Part 6 of 6

Check out part 5 of our adventure if you haven’t, yet.

 

Southwest Adventure 2013

We’re getting down to the end of our journey.  Here’s your chance to get behind the wheel of a motorhome…

Southwest Adventure 2013After a great time in Vegas, we’re headed East.  Where to, you ask?

Southwest Adventure 2013Maybe here?  No, just a quick stop.

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Need a fixer upper?   I didn’t realize any of these cars still existed.  Apparently so and in this shape.

Southwest Adventure 2013We have quite a bit of driving through the hills here.

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The nice thing is that there are so many great views.

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I love how so many of the bridges in the southwest are more art than bridge or at least art masking a bridge.

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We saw a lot of cool formations along the way.  This is merely a single example.

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I’m glad we’re not headed up there to the snow.

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Wow, check out those racks!

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Here’s the end of civilization for the night.  This is the last small town before we enter Grand Canyon National Park.

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I wish this car would stop tailing me.  I’ve been watching it all day.

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Our neighbor was a deer.

Southwest Adventure 2013The campsites are nice here although not quite so level.

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It looks like they get a lot of snow here in the winter.

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Look – more deer and some snow.  I’m glad we’re not getting real snow here.

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We caught the Grand Canyon during a winter sunset which is a great time of the year to see it from what I hear.  I don’t know because I’ve not been here before.

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Anna is in deep thought while enjoying the view.

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The setting sun makes for some remarkable colors and shadows.

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Anna was here!  Or was she just photoshopped in?

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Southwest Adventure 2013We hope you enjoy some of our pictures and wish you could be here with us!

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What a great sunset.  Good night Grand Canyon!

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Southwest Adventure 2013After the sun set, we headed back out to the small town of Tusayan.  What a great choice.  We discovered Plaza Bonita, a great Mexican restaurant.  Sherri had the best burrito she has ever eaten.  The service was also good.

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We awoke the next morning to some cold temperatures.  So much for that 80 degree California weather.

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Enjoy sunrise with us as we head East again!

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The never ending job of trying to keep the window clean.  I bet you’d never guess that we were at another Flying J.

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Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.  Really.  It’s not as exciting as the song makes it out to be.

Southwest Adventure 2013One last stop, the Petrified Forest.

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Southwest Adventure 2013It’s really fascinating to see up close the stone that used to be wood.  It’s amazing how this happened.

Southwest Adventure 2013Hey look, another cactus!

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While the petrified wood is cool to see, the scenery and terrain is also great to see.  I don’t know if my pictures did the colors justice.

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Near the end of the line we stopped when we saw this car.  It is a tribute to Route 66 that used to pass through here.

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All that’s left of Route 66 in this area are the abandoned power poles.  The roadbed used to travel alongside these far into the distance.

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Goodbye petrified forest.

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We saw this at a stop in New Mexico.  I guess you drive whatever you have to the convenience store around here.

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Here’s a beautiful sunrise we’d like to share with you.

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Here’s another view if you’d like to envision seeing it from your own car window.

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Southwest Adventure 2013Hi Memphis, Tennessee!  We’re getting closer.

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Almost there as we view another sunrise!  This time we’re in the Carolinas!

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While you can’t see it here, our dog was shaking because he was so excited that we were parked on our street.

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After over 6,000 miles we safely made it almost coast to coast.  We are happy that you took the time to share in part of our adventure.

 

Happy camping!

 

Southwest Holiday Adventure Part 6 of 6 was last modified on 08/26/2015 by Rick
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