Archive - Jan 1, 2006

Sedona



Left Flagstaff this morning. Decided that, although Lance has never seen the Grand Canyon, the forecast there was for a high of 40 degrees, while the high temperature in Tucson was to reach 74 degrees. End of discussion.

Headed south to Sedona through the Oak Creek Canyon. Some nice scenery, but the road was surprisingly clogged. Thought we could have breakfast in Sedona, but found every cafe to be jammed with snoots. We ended up eating at a casino down the road.

Long, desolate trip



This little town on the border of Arizona and New Mexico was typical of today's scenery. Adobe houses. Sparse population. Sage brush. Red soil.



The sky got more dramatic as the day progressed. I didn't realize until we got into the hotel that we were seeing the front of an enormous storm system which is passing over us tonight.