Saturday, May 15, 2010

A week ago we drove a car out to Phoenix for my son who is living there. We took a ton of pictures, but here are just a few:
We started off in the afternoon about 4:30 PM from Ely. We took two cars from to the cities and left one there by the airport so we would have it when we flew back. We continued on through the night taking turns driving. Iowa was passed in the night, but there was almost a full moon so we could see the landscape.
Iowa seemed to have the best rest stops:

We stopped for an hour or so and tried to get a bit of sleep in the car, but ended up just pushing on.
Kansas had cows:

We made it though Albuquerque, and the sun was setting over the mountains to the west. We realized we were not young anymore and so stopped in Gallup NM for the night. This proved to be a good thing, because coming down into Arizona was very picturesque and actually would have been probably dangerous in our sleep deprived state.
We stayed there a few days with our son in Scottsdale. Took lots of pictures, but they are probably boring to anyone else. The last day we were there, we climbed Camelback Mountain. We didn't know what we were in for, but we couldn't turn back half way...had to keep going to the top:
From the top you could see the whole city spread out:
We decided we would go down the other side instead of the way we come up. This was apparently the more popular side, there were lots more people here:
Quite a trip...very relaxing. First time we had done anything together without any kids in about 23 years.