Thursday, June 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Tour De Arizona and Utah

Back in April, my mom came to visit. We are quite the adventurous duo and like to explore all different types of places. This particular visit we both decided that we wanted to make the trek to Utah. And along the way we stopped in Sedona, Flagstaff, Sunset Crater, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyons, and Horseshoe Bend {see, I told you we were adventurous!}. We only had two days for this trip and we literally packed in as many places as we possibly could. It was a blast, and we even made some time to lay on the beach at Lake Powell. I would highly suggest that anyone takes this trip. It was well worth the mileage on my car and the long hours spent driving. Enjoy!

This is the route that we took. Just thought I'd let you all see how long it took and what stops we made. 

Our first stop was in Oak Creek Canyon. This is just past Sedona on the 89. They have a real nice overlook that has many beautiful views. 
This beautiful sight was at the Sunset Crater Lava Flows. You guys, I had no idea this place even EXISTED. It was mind boggling. Lava flows for days. Pretty cool. 

Another view of the Lava Flows.

This was next to Sunset Crater. The red areas are cinder-covered vents. 

Sunset Crater in all its beautiful glory. In the background, you can see the snow-covered tips of San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff. 

Monument Valley, Utah. No words. It is breathtaking. 

We stayed at a place called Goulding's Lodge for the night, which had Ah-mazing views of Monument Valley. I would HIGHLY recommend it. 

At Goulding's, they had this cute little stagecoach that you could get in. As you can see, the Monument's in the background. 

Lake Powell and the practically abandoned beach. The water was freezing, but it was nice to just relax for a little while. 

This is at the entrance to Antelope Canyon.. You would never believe that the following picture was taken inside. 

It was just amazing. I was in complete awe the entire time. The colors, the shapes, and it was all carved out by water from floods. 

Yet another one of Nature's amazing creations. What an end to a great trip. Oh, and by the way, don't look over the edge! It's terrifying! 
That's all I have for today! Until next time!

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