Tag: Arizona

  • AZ-UT State Line

    AZ-UT State Line

    Driving from Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada to Utah’s Zion National Park means you have to pass through a small snippet of Arizona. You’ll notice in these pictures that Trey is missing. He had just fallen asleep 10 minutes before the state line so I wasn’t about to wake him up. He’s in…

  • Heidi’s Petrified Forest Pics

    Heidi’s Petrified Forest Pics

    Here are some of my favorite photos that Heidi took when we passed through Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. She’s nice enough to let me be her photo editor and curate this online gallery for you.

  • Friends in Phoenix

    Friends in Phoenix

    On our trek toward California we’ve been lucky enough to have several hospitable friends that let us crash at their places. In Phoenix, we met up with some friends from West Africa. I went to boarding school with Nathan back in the 90s and remember how eager he was to learn anything & everything computer…

  • Red Rock Crossing in Sedona, AZ

    Red Rock Crossing in Sedona, AZ

    One of the most popular spots around Sedona, Arizona is “The Crossing” or Red Rock Crossing. There the river is shallow and in the background are some of the beautiful, massive sandstone formations that Sedona is best known for. We picnicked, then let Trey play in the chilly water while I took some photos. Trey…

  • Doe Mountain Hike near Sedona, AZ

    Doe Mountain Hike near Sedona, AZ

    Sedona, Arizona is kind of like the rich man’s, liberal version of Gatlinburg, TN. For every “God Bless America” themed sign in Gatlinburg, Sedona has a “New Age Healer” sign. They’re so new-agey there that the hiking map I got at a visitor center had “energy vortexes” marked on it. We had a bit of a…

  • Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ

    Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ

    Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700 years ago. Peer into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyon walls. The presence of water in a dry land made the canyon rare and valuable to its early human inhabitants. It remains valuable today as habitat for plants and…

  • Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ

    Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ

    One of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in an unforgiving desert landscape. You’re right in wondering what the Aztec Emporer Montezuma was doing up in Arizona. A vacation home perhaps? In fact, Montezuma…

  • Sedona, AZ Panoramas

    Sedona, AZ Panoramas

    Here are two panoramas from our hiking in the red rocks area around Sedona, Arizona. The first if of Bear Mountain and the second is from the overlook atop of Doe Mountain.

  • Petrified Forest Panoramas

    Petrified Forest Panoramas

    I went a bit panorama crazy in the Petrified Forest National Park. The “Painted Desert” is just too incredible to capture in one 4×6 shot. Click the images below to launch larger versions.

  • AZ-CA State Line

    AZ-CA State Line

    CALIFORNIA! We made it! Eleven days after Trey and I left Macon, we finally arrived in Cali. The trip has gone by so fast it hardly seems like we’ve been gone so long. Trey is still hanging in there and having a blast each and every day. It’s also great to have Heidi with us…