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Arizona Adventures - Northern Exposure!

This post covers my Mom’s whirlwind visit to Arizona (before our Hawaii trip!) and includes the following destinations:

  • Sedona – Sat 4/2-Sun 4/3
  • Grand Canyon – Sun 4/3 – Mon 4/4…
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Wupatki National Monument

Following the eruption of Sunset Volcano in the 11th century, thousands of prehistoric people came to settle on the high plains north of modern Flagstaff immediately surrounding the 1,000-foot cinder cone. 840 more words


Days Eight and Nine: The Grand Canyon (1975)

The Grand Canyon

Day Eight (Sept. 1, 1975) was dedicated to touring Arizona’s Grand Canyon, carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries  as well as mass erosion over the last 17 million years. 602 more words


Wupatki National Monument

I (sort of) cheated and I didn’t even feel guilty about it.

I recently just got back from a wonderful trip to Colorado where we spent three glorious days snowboarding the slopes of Purgatory and Wolf Creek.  545 more words


Wupatki National Monument - Gallup, New Mexico - Saturday October 3, 2015

Friday I got out and took some wildlife pictures.

This guy was directing traffic.

This guy was in charge of everyone on the north side of the hill. 173 more words


Visiting Quiet Ancient Ruins: Seven ideas for embarking on a meaningful journey into the past

Previously posted in November of 2014. I believe I experienced the windiest day of my life at the Wupatki National Monument in Arizona last weekend. As I leaned into the barreling winds, walking amongst the ancient ruins, I felt like I was rushing along and not really taking it all in even though I was there all day. 663 more words

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After the Kachina Dance at Moenkopi, I drove south to Cameron for dinner, photographing the golden light of evening on the sandstone cliffs south of Tuba City on the way. 574 more words