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We got up at 6 this morning, ate breakfast, and were on the road at 7, once again following the philosophy that early tourism is better, especially in the desert southwest in the summer (beat the heat, beat the crowds)! It's been running above 100F every day since Monterey.
When we got to the park, we looked at the visitor's center (not …
The ‘pull’ out of Phoenix area and into Payson was made more difficult due to the fact the coach was loaded heavy, we were pulling the heavier Explorer (rather than the Jeep Wrangler), we had a steep increase in elevation from Phoenix floor to Payson, AND it was HOTTER THAN HELL. The old Alfa has a top end of 220 degrees for water temp until the warning bell goes off and the ...
... at various places for photos and then take an alternative route onwards.The planned one hour turned into a three hour visit and we agreed it was one of the highlights of the trip so far. The Park is stunning. The Visitors Centre provided us with a map and stopping places and we set off at a sedate 35 mph through the gates into the Park. Our first stop took us to The Painted Desert. There are not really sufficient superlatives to explain ...
... are included as well, these were my favorite as they were completely striped and looked like someone really did paint them. The petrified forest was OK, we got out and walked around some of the trees but honestly you could see that at the souvenir shops just before you enter the park.
We drove back on 180 to Holbrook which shaved off a lot of time. Holbrook is a cute down with some vintage motels and restaurants, we ...
... yr old stretch his legs & hike like a "big" boy. (As he often tells us he is!)
We enjoyed the 28 mile drive through the park & then hit I-40 to continue to our drive to Flagstaff & our home for the next 3 nights, Drury Inn & Suites. Our plan for the weekend is to explore Flagstaff & to get some tired kiddos & parents some extra rest.
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Very good breakfast; clean, comfortable room, reasonable place to stay
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