Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Long Drive Home-part 2

Yesterday was a very long day in the car. We left Oklahoma City in the morning, and finished up the day's drive in Sedona, Az. Hubby drove 897 miles yesterday and it took us about 13 hours. Considering we had a few stops here and there, we made excellent time!

On our way out of Oklahoma, we saw a lot of scenery like this

And lots of Route 66 stuff!

We crossed thru the Texas panhandle.

I thought about stopping to see if this little fixer upper was for sale, but decided against it...it was a little too new for my liking.

When people say that everything is bigger in Texas, I wonder if they mean the rest areas too. This one was HUGE!

New Mexico was next on the road, we drove across the entire state. Most of what we saw was very desolate.

I had to take a picture of this transport trailer for my friend Shirley. She loves Corvettes, and the guy was hauling 11 brand new ones.

Once we got past Albuquerque, the terrain changed and we started seeing some beautiful buttes and mesas.

I thought this little grouping of pueblos was pretty interesting.

More pretty scenery...

By late afternoon, we were rolling into Arizona.

Again, just some gorgeous scenery.

As we headed towards Flagstaff we came across this monster of a cloud. The amount of water that came out of it was unbelievable! It felt as if were in a flash flood or something! It went from being completely dry to absolute crazy down pour in seconds.

With the rain came the beginning of a fantastic sunset.

We decided not to stop for the night in Flagstaff, and instead decided to go on to Sedona. Hubby had been there years ago, but I'd only ever heard about how beautiful it was, and wanted to see for myself. The drive from Flagstaff to Sedona was serene, and the smell of pine filled the car.

Our first peaks of the red rock were pretty cool.

We were racing the setting sun though, and with the fading light it was hard to get decent photos.

Not being able to get good photos only meant one thing...I'd have to talk Hubby into letting us stay for an hour or so in the morning so I could get some...and of course, once again, he obliged.

This morning was much better for my photo taking...more to come soon.

-Posted using BlogPress from my iPad and we are nearing the end of our trip.


Your Boilermaker said...

hehe, butte...

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

"Your Boilermaker"......Ha ha ha ha!!! Hello there! (*wink* *wink*)

I love Flagstaff, one of the prettiest cities I've ever visited. When I drove from NY to CA after graduation I stopped off there. I couldn't believe how close I was to the sky!

Can't wait to see more pictures! Are you in SD yet? Hope so! xoxo