Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 21, 2012 – Las Vegas – Strip and Red Rock

This morning Debi and Dave Normington took us on a tour … beginning with a drive down the famous “Strip”. After parking at the Paris (the most architecturally interesting casino) we ate lunch along its Mon Ami Cabi restaurant. From … Continue reading

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October 20, 2012 – Williams, AZ to Las Vegas, NV

We awoke to another great sunrise this morning. Our drive broke into three different segments. Between Williams and Kingman, we lost more than a mile in elevation over a surprisingly rough Interstate. Turning north on US-93 in Kingman, the road … Continue reading

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October 19, 2012 – Train Trip to the Grand Canyon – Williams at Night

Today we took the 65 mile train from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  Prior to its departure, there was a short western town skit and shoot-out which might have been corny … but actually turned out … Continue reading

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October 18, 2012 – Carefree to Williams, AZ

This morning we had breakfast with a friend and then headed back north along I-17, which we’d traveled in the opposite direction yesterday.  Whereas, we had three long descents traveling to Cave Creek, we were now faced with climbing a … Continue reading

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October 17, 2012 –Meteor Crater – Drive to Carefree/Cave Creek, AZ

Leaving our campground, it was only a short, six mile drive to Meteor Crater. However, despite its remoteness and the lack of traffic, there were posted speed limits. Meteor Crater was formed 50,000 years ago when a meteor (estimated to … Continue reading

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October 16, 2012 – The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest

After spending four-plus hours touring one of the most beautiful National Parks in the United States, taking more than 200 photos in the process, I managed to delete all of them rather than downloading them on my computer! To compound … Continue reading

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October 15, 2012 – Adieu and A Last Day in Albuquerque

After nearly a week in Albuquerque our odyssey continued as we headed west. As we hit I-25, we saw a small cemetery which is tucked up against the on ramp. Only a few miles further on we caught a glimpse … Continue reading

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October 14, 2012 – Adieu and A Last Day in Albuquerque

While most of our friends departed for Washington State, Michigan, Texas, California, North Carolina and Colorado … three of us remained for another exciting day … laundry, grocery shopping, some paperwork and a few miscellaneous odd jobs. However, this morning … Continue reading

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October 13, 2012 – A Fantastic Day – Sandia Peak!

We again were up and on a bus do the Fiesta grounds hours before the sun even thought of getting up.  However, unlike yesterday, we were not to be disappointed. One really neat feature of the Balloon Fiesta is that … Continue reading

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October 12, 2012 – A Washout!

We were up a 4:30 AM today to catch a bus to the Fiesta grounds for the Dawn Patrol (a predawn launch of a dozen or so balloons which then use their propane burners to light up their balloons as … Continue reading

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