Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Southwest vacation index

Here is an index to all of my posts from our Southwest trip this summer. This will make it easier to access a specific post.

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Day 1: Davis to Needles, CA

Driving from our home in Davis to Needles, CA.

Day 2: Needles, CA to Grand Canyon, AZ

Driving from Needles, CA via Lake Havasu City, AZ to the Grand Canyon. Sunset at Mohave Point.

Day 3: South Rim, Grand Canyon

Various points along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Sunset at Yavapai Point.

Day 4: Sedona & Tucson, AZ

Driving from the Grand Canyon via Sedona to Tucson, AZ.

Day 5: Tucson, AZ

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and B&B Cactus Farm.

Day 6: Saguaro NP, Tombstone, White Sands, NM

Driving from Saguaro National Park (Eastern District) via Tombstone to White Sands National Monument, NM.

Day 7: White Sands—Roswell, NM

Sunrise at White Sands, International UFO Museum in Roswell.

Day 8: Santa Fe, NM

Spending the day in Santa Fe: Stone Forest; downtown; Santa Fe Greenhouses; Jackalope.

Day 9: Chimayó—Taos—Abiquiú

Driving on the High Road to Taos, passing through the historic Spanish settlements of Chimayó, Truchas and Las Trampas. St Francis of Assisi Church in Ranchos de Taos; Taos Plaza; Taos Pueblo.

Day 10: Acoma Pueblo, NM

Visit to “Sky City,” the 1000-year old Acoma Pueblo.

Day 11: Canyon de Chelly, AZ

Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona, one of my personal highlights of our trip.

Day 12: Window Rock, AZ to Four Corners to Cortez, CO

Driving from Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation, to Four Corners Monument, the only place in the U.S. where four states meet, on to Cortez, CO.

Day 13: Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site protecting astonishingly well preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.

Day 14: Moab, UT

Going rafting on the Colorado River in Moab, UT.

Day 14: Arches National Park, UT

Sunset at Arches National Park.

Day 15-16: Going home

Driving home from Moab via Bonneville Speedway.

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