Alan on October 25th, 2011

If you generally think of deserts as lifeless, hot and not worth spending much time in, then you have yet to experience the Painted Desert. The Painted Desert is part of the larger Petrified Forest National Park and has its own entrance on the north side of the National Park area located right on Interstate [...]

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Alan on October 24th, 2011

Centrally located to many “you don’t want to miss” vacation destinations in the Southwest is Flagstaff, Arizona. We really had no idea when we planned to stay in Flagstaff for 6 days just how perfectly central it is for vacationing. Additionally, Flagstaff is just a great town with much to do and see within and [...]

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Alan on October 24th, 2011

When you think of a forest, most of the time you would think of trees standing up straight, wouldn’t you? At least that’s what I thought when I was a kid some 45 years ago when our family visited the Petrified Forest National Park the first time. This time when Jean and I visited the [...]

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Alan on October 22nd, 2011

The the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular national park destinations in the United States as it is second to only the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some 4.4 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year and 90% of those visitors come to the south rim. While the north rim of Grand [...]

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Alan on October 11th, 2011

Words can hardly describe the beauty of the Grand Canyon and pictures barley do it justice. Many visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park never visit the north rim because it is remote and although it is just 10 miles by air from the south rim, it is a 220 mile drive by car. And [...]

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