Trip Start Jul 15, 2008
21Trip End Jul 30, 2008
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The drive was a bit different than I am used to. As you are all aware I am keenly in tune with the speed limit. I always know what it is. Generally speaking the speed limit varies from 70 to 75. Let's say I was going at a speed that has at least one 8 in it and leave it at that. I was passed as if I were standing still on a regular basis. I understand why. There is no traffic and the highway is dead straight. At one point Sarah asked, "Are we going to make any turns?"
Thanks to Miranda we arrived in Sedona with no directional difficulties
As it turns out we arrived at the worst time of day. Apparently the biggest mess occurs between 4 and 5 every day. And as traffic jams go it really wasn't that bad. The construction just kind of caught us by surprise. It is definitely hurting the local businesses. The restraunts were empty at dinner time.
Note to Melissa and anyone else who's hair frizzes in the humidity: Pat and her hair love the Southwest. Whether it was the beach in Santa Monica, the San Diego Zoo, or here in Sedona her hair does not do a Rosann Rosanna Danna impression. She said this is the first vacation she has ever been on when she wasn't constantly reining her hair in.
We have attached some pictures from along the away and as we entered Sedona. I will do a better job explaining what you are seeing tomorrow once we have learned it better ourselves. Pat says she would have photographed the cool "Quick Draw McDraw" type cactus plants seen from the highway, but the shutter speed of our camera does not allow for speeds with an 8 in them.
Mike, Pat, and Sarah