Category Archives: Arizona

Road Trippin’ Vj: Flying High

Among other things, Mark is fascinated with aircraft, so like a good wife, I rode with him to Valle, AZ, about 85 miles north of Sedona, hoping against hope that I would find something to do while he spent his … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Vh: Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

Continuing with our road trip in February, 2012: Petrified National Forest is about 115 miles east of Flagstaff. It is comprised of 170 square miles that extend to the north into the Painted Desert on the north. We drove almost 30 … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Vg: Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments

We were certainly getting our money’s worth from my National Parks Pass on this trip. If you enjoy visiting the National Parks and National Monuments as much as we do, you’ll want to invest in the America The Beautiful Pass. … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Vf: Over Hill, Over Dale

Time to do a little more touring around Sedona. We took a Segway tour with Adventures Out West. Before we set out, we went through a 15 minute training session to learn how to operate the Segway and become comfortable … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Ve: National Monuments and Sinagua Culture

We visited Walnut Canyon National Monument on February 14, 2012, the centennial birthday of the State of Arizona. Admission was free and we were asked to carry an Arizona flag on the trail as a way of saying “Happy Birthday. … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Vd: Lowell Observatory

Before I return to relating the story of our 2012 road trip to Arizona, I want to let all of you know that Minnesota ranks #5 in WalletHub’s Analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips. That’s … Continue reading

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Road Trippin’ Vc: Cottonwood and Jerome, AZ

We did some exploring of nearby towns, Cottonwood and Jerome. On the way we stopped at a couple of wineries in the Verde Valley of northern Arizona for some tastings – Oak Creek Vineyards and Page Springs Cellars. Although several … Continue reading

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