Petrified Forest National Park: June 25-26, 2015

7am, trying to beat the heat.

7am, trying to beat the heat.

To get to where we want to go, Crested Butte, Colorado you have no choice but to drive through H E double toothpicks. Pick your poison, Vegas, Kingman, or Phoenix. We picked the lower route, Phoenix. It was 120 degrees at 4pm when we were driving through on the I-10. Why do people live here?

Day one was 550 miles and 10 plus hours of towing.  We normally would not drive that far, but we wanted to get as far as we could and out of the extreme heat zone.  Our destination was Holbrook, Arizona, Gateway to the Petrified Forest National Park.

 

Beautiful pee stop at the junction of AZ 277 & 377.  The drive from Payson to Holbrook was beautiful.

Nice evening pee stop at the junction of AZ 277 & 377. The drive from Payson to Holbrook was beautiful.

Kachina Point Painted Desert.

Kachina Point Painted Desert.

Tiponi Point, Painted Desert.

Tiponi Point, Painted Desert.

Another shot of the Painted Desert.

Lacey Point, Painted Desert.

The Tepees. Petrified Forest National Park.

The Tepees.

Blue Mesa Trail.

Blue Mesa Trail.

Just amazing.

Just amazing.

Amelia strolling through Blue Mesa.

Amelia strolling through Blue Mesa.

Dead of Summer and there were still an amzing amount of wild flowers

Dead of summer and there were still an amazing amount of wild flowers. This is the Woolly Paper-Flower.

Collared Lizard on a petrified log.

Collared Lizard on a petrified log.

The next 6 shots are of petrified wood, logs, and stumps. Bizarre.

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Once upon a time when the Joad's where driving through Holbrook on the 66 the town was probably something. Now it's a whole lot of nothing and this kind of shit.

Once upon a time when the Joad’s were driving through Holbrook on the 66 the town was probably something. Now it’s a whole lot of nothing and this kind of shit.

Sara enjoying her last evening at the KOA in Holbrook.

Sara enjoying her last evening at the dog park in the KOA Holbrook.

In case some of you were wondering how the kitchen remodeled ended it. It's beautiful. Oh yeah, we are also already in escrow on the condo!

In case some of you were wondering how the kitchen remodeled ended: it’s beautiful. Oh yeah, we are also already in escrow on the condo!

 

 

8 thoughts on “Petrified Forest National Park: June 25-26, 2015

  1. That heat in Phx can be brutal in the summer but the weather in the winter sure is nice. Thanks for sharing the Petrified Forest. I think we’ll stop there this fall on our way from Denver to Phoenix 🙂

  2. Very cool pictures of the hot part of southwest USA. Kitchen turned out very nice. More pictures please as your trip unfolds. G,D,and G

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  3. Hi Guys!

    Glenn here, up in Mammoth, ran the Mammoth Half Marathon last Sunday with Stacie (daughter) After the run the kids and I were cruzing and saw the condo with the for sale sign up! Wow. Are you going to get another place?

    Hey the remodel looks great! Good job!

    Love your news letters, hope your all doing well!

    Blessings, Glenn

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