Arizona….Not just a desert.

We loved the Vermillion hills, but not the 45 degrees. We had to hide in the shade at the gas station.

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dan riding past the Vermillion hils

Vermillion hills

ride to tuba city

What’s surprising about Arizona is how green it is. When you are driving down to the North rim of THE Canyon there are forests and meadows right up to the rim. If you have only a short time choose the south rim for sure. We spent a very sketchy night camped at the Quality Inn “campground” in Tuba city. Then we parted ways with Deb so she could run for the border before her visa expired.

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Tuba city

welcome to arizona with 800

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gang at Welcome to Arizona

us at North rim

us at North rim

dan at north rim

sara at north rim

North rim

gang at north rim

We toured the South rim on the bikes and via the shuttles to hermit’s rest. Luckily we arrived after the labor -day weekend so it was not mobbed and we camped at Mather point.

Dan at the South rim

South rim

South rim

Sara at the south rim

South rim

Sara at the south rim

dan at the south rim

Hermit's rest

elk

Flagstaff is a nice town and Dan found the perfect hotel. First the price was an amazing deal and then across the street was Walmart, a huge Laundromat, a self car wash with air-dry wand, a jiffy lube for the oil drop, and a tripadvisor 5 star Indian restaurant. We hung out here to rest up and regroup. We rode to the Montezuma Castle thru Sedona and the Red rock Scenic byway.

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Dan at Montezuma castle

Montezuma castle

We had a long drive today, but still managed a loop thru the Petrified Forrest National Park. The tail end of the hurricane made this day long windy and rainy at times. On the way to Albuquerque we took a detour thru the Zuni Nation to take in the Petrified Forrest National Park. There were some cool petroglyphs there too.

sara at the petrified forrest

Petroglyphs

Petrified tree

Now we are off to New Mexico for some bike service and new tires at Sandia BMW in Albuquerque.

 

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4 Responses to Arizona….Not just a desert.

  1. Lennie says:

    Loving your updates! Living the dream! Miss you guys xxx

  2. Mia says:

    You guys are giving me the heebie-jeepies standing on these precipices on hoo-doos! No fear of heights between you I see! I’m enjoying your posts very much. Best wishes, Mia

  3. David says:

    Looks like your having fun

  4. Dorothy McWatters says:

    Thought you might be interested to learn that the Alaska Hotel in Dawson Creek burnt to the ground yesterday. Suposed to be the most photographed building in DC

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