Arizona Weekend - September 12-14, 2003

These pictures were taken on a weekend trip from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to a few places in Arizona. They were taken with my Olympus C730 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in full 2048x1536 size by clicking on the links after the captions. As usual, there are many pictures are of roads and signs mixed in.

Friday, September 12, 2003

I started from Albuquerque in the morning and headed west on I-40 through New Mexico and across the Continental Divide [9 Pictures]. I stopped for lunch in Gallup [3 Pictures] before entering Arizona [4 Pictures]. I continued west on I-40 [7 Pictures], taking the Historic US 66 loop through Winslow [4 Pictures]. I was a bit ahead of schedule and decided I had time for a side trip to Meteor Crater, which was only a few miles off the highway [19 Pictures]. Then it was on into the higher elevations to Flagstaff [3 Pictures]. After meeting up with Rob, we headed out for a ride to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, where we took the trail out among the lava flows [18 Pictures] and stopped at the Cinder Hills Overlook [4 Pictures]. While up that way, we also made a short stop at Wupatki National Monument to see some ruins [16 Pictures], then went back to Flagstaff for dinner.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

After dropping Rob's rental car at the airport in Flagstaff [4 Sign Pictures], we took a ride to the Arizona Snowbowl, where we took a chair lift ride to get some views of northern Arizona's mountains [14 Pictures]. From there, it was on down I-17 to Phoenix [20 Pictures]. After checking into the hotel, we went into downtown [2 Pictures] and to Bank One Ballpark [Picture] for the game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks [15 Pregame Pictures][13 Game Pictures][5 Postgame Pictures].

Sunday, September 14, 2003

We decided to take the southern route back to Albuquerque, going from Phoenix to Tucson [12 Pictures], where we made a side trip to Saguaro National Park, where we stopped at the visitors center [23 Pictures], then took the driving loop tour through the very impressive cactus forest [30 Pictures]. Then it was time to ride back to Albuquerque. We made a lunch stop in Benson [2 Pictures], then continued east on I-10 through southeastern Arizona [7 Pictures] and on into New Mexico [10 Pictures]. We cut the corner [2 Pictures] to I-25 North and stopped for dinner in Truth or Consequences [Picture].
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