Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is at the TOP of our favorites list in Arizona! The angles of the sun on the various elevations and colors of the rock are breathtaking and make for some beautiful photos. As the name implies, our stop at the Grand Canyon was grand, with a capital GRAND! We visited nearly every stop on the south rim […]

Route 66 – East of Flagstaff

Today we left Sedona quite early and headed straight up towards Flagstaff again, only this time we caught I40E to see Route 66 – East of Flagstaff. The history, natural beauty and wigwams on this section of Route 66 had us smiling all day. Walnut Canyon This was a great stop, with a really nice visitor […]

Route 66 – West of Flagstaff

Lots of history, nostalgic signs, old cars, burger joints and burros take you back to a simpler time. Will Rogers Highway, the Mother Road or America’s Mainstreet – whatever you call it, Arizona is home to the longest original stretch of Route 66 and we decided to see as much of it as we could […]

Expect Some Disappointments

This is one of my favorite tips from the Tips for the Trip tab: More than 20 years ago, while trapped by a parade at a very popular theme park, we wandered into one of the last original animatronics exhibits of the park. I felt sorry for the little birds perched high, who were clearly […]

A Castle and a Ghost Town

Montezuma Castle National Monument Neither part of the Montezuma Castle National Monument’s name is correct, since the Sinaqua dwelling was abandoned before Montezuma was born and the dwellings are more like a “prehistoric high-rise apartment complex” than a castle, but what a great stop it was! This is a place with much history and natural beauty. […]

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