I am back from my 5 day trip to Arizona. An out-of-the-world experience to the Grand Canyon state. There is a lot more to AZ than just the Grand Canyon.
My long long wish of seeing the London Bridge @ Lake Havasu city came true(Thanks Mark! I got amazing pictures at dawn).
Route 66 was just amazing. We could not stay at wigwam, Holbrook(all booked), but snapped some shots there. Real cool! Holbrook is a neat little town. Loved the place. Standing at the corner, Winslow was cool too!
Also managed to cover Petrified forest National Park by the end of the day! Truly a must see, if you are in the area. Too bad they close at 5 pm. The next day, we visited Canyon de chelly. Out-of-the-world, definitely!
Sedona was the next day's plan. It started raining for tha later half of the day. But we could see the downtown, Red rock loop, Red rock crossing state park, chapel of the holy cross, bell rock, airport loop road. We also checked out oack creek canyon & Slide roack state park on our way down to Sedona. The place is just magical! Just wished it did not rain so much. We'd love to go back & do some hikes there. Anyone visiting should stop by the wildflower bakery. Superb!
Way back to Flagstaff via I 17, we got into a major snowstorm. In just a matter of minutes, we were driving at 20 miles per hr. Southbound 17 came to a stand still. But they plowed the road soon enough. We were worried abt getting into Flagstaff. Some of the exits were burried in snow. To our surprise, Flagstaff received just flurries. We walked around the old historic downtown to experience the place.
After visiting Wupatki, Sunset Crater & Walnut Canyon, we started our drive back the next day. Came back home on wed 3 am. As most people suggested here, I would not recommend this trip to anyone, nor am I going to do it again. 2400 miles in < 5 days! Too tiring...But well worth it!
Doing it all over again, I'd add another day to it!
Thanks for the immense help from here in making this trip.