Our trip a few weeks ago to the US West was a lot of fun! We flew into Phoenix,AZ (from Atlanta), and rented a car and drove about 2 hours to Flagstaff, AZ. Atlanta is a very green, tree lined place. So, going through arid Phoenix with it’s open spaces and many cactus was such a change of scenery for us.
From Flagstaff, we took a drive out to the Grand Canyon (about another 2 hours). So very amazing! This lovely gorge that stretches on for miles and miles must be seen to appreciated. Here are some of our pictures:
Part of the drive to the Grand Canyon, look at that beautiful blue sky!
Me at the Canyon. The different colors of the gorge are incredible.
This squirrel posed for my husband. Lucky squirrel, he lives at The Grand Canyon
On our way to the Hoover Dam, we took the Historic Route 66. I thought it was a continuous road. However, it stops and starts, you just have to follow the signs for it. Our first stop on the Route was Williams, AZ:
This was part of the Interstate. We liked these long stretches of road, where you could see for miles.
We stayed the night in cute little Seligman,AZ. My husband is standing in front of the Snow Cap Drive In. Unfortunately, they had just closed for the season a few days before we arrived in town. But, we enjoyed getting to see it.
We had the privilege of meeting Angel Delgadillo. See below for a link to the article I wrote about him on LinkedIn. Such an inspiring person to talk to!
Here is the link to what I wrote about meeting Mr. Delgadillo: Angel Delgadillo
We ate at the Roadkill Cafe that night. I was a little nervous about what we were going to get. However, they don’t really serve roadkill…whew!
Next up was Hoover Dam. A true marvel of workmanship. Folks made this thing! Wow!!
Then we made our way to Death Valley National Park in California. Temperatures here can reach 129 degrees Fahrenheit (about 54 Celsius). Really hot. Good for us, we went in November and the highs were comfortable in the 80s (a dry heat that was almost cool to us as we are used to the high humidity of Atlanta).
Another long stretch of road going into Death Valley Park
Badwater Basin. Those are salt flats behind us. It rarely rains here, a true desert experience.
More desert. I was surprised at how beautiful it was.
So, we had a great trip. Travel always inspires me to keep writing. I hope your travels near and far inspire you to keep going after your goals and dreams.