Tag Archives: Arizona


No Lee, No Ferry, No Problem

Lee’s Ferry, on the Colorado River just before it enters Grand Canyon in Arizona, is where the one-armed adventurer, John Wesley Powell, began his epic rafting trip through the Canyon in the late 19th century.

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The Best Little Truck Stop In Arizona

When I tell people I often stay overnight in the parking lots of truck stops, they either look appalled or concerned.

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It’s Big, It’s Beautiful, and I Almost Missed It

It’s been quite a year. Terminal disease (my immediate family), not terminal but the same disease (me), plus medical procedures galore, funerals, and a breakup. Despite all that, there’ve been many great things, too. Like my camping trip in Grand Canyon, which almost didn’t happen because I’m a giant dork.

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Grand Canyon Flora

In the interest of not getting totally behind with posting photos – she says as she hits the road again and can’t do any photo processing – here are a few photos of Grand Canyon’s surprisingly diverse plant life.

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Narrowing Down Such a Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is a vast, overwhelming place. I took approximately one billion photos when I was camping there in April, and have (obviously, ahem) had a hard time organizing myself to share them with you. Here’s a start.

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Grand Canyon Teaser

I’ve been so busy (and now I’m on the road again) that I haven’t had time to process any of my Grand Canyon photos, but I didn’t want to leave you for too long without at least a bit of Canyon goodness.

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Sunset Crater Volcano

Flagstaff, AZ is at the epicenter of National Park goodness because, you know, the Grand Canyon, but there are also beautiful ruins at Wupatki, and down the road there’s a 900-year-old volcanic crater.

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It’s pronounced Wuh-pot-key, and I’m thinking there’s some sort of joke there about legalized marijuana, but it’s escaping me at the moment.

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The Sedona Vortex Deserted Me

Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the map.

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The Grandest of Canyons

I’ve been putting off writing this post, because what can you possibly say about the Grand Canyon (AZ) that hasn’t already been said?

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