our trip to the southwest went very well. fine scenery and company plus some great food and drink along the way. what could be better? as a matter of fact, we’re already planning our next sojourn into northern arizona and southern new mexico. long lazy stays in both places with none of the 400 mile drives and associated moving every few days. the long drives were the killer. trust me, 400 plus mile drives every few days are not something we want to tackle again any time soon.
all and all a fantastic trip. great scenery leading the way. i could boor you with the details of daily stuff with some days much better than others. i won’t do that. i’ll just let the photos tell the story. we think there’s magic in a few of them. hmm, yeah, sedona can do that. a magical place if there ever was one.
the grand canyon has a bit of magic as well. we saw it on one of it’s hazier days. although it was still stunning if not exhausting. elephant butte, new mexico. the place where an old dam makes a lake of the rio grande.
yes, the road still holds some magic. we found that magic in the southwest.
a room with a view in sedona, az.
approaching sunset sedona. az.
sunrise and another sunset in sedona, az.
the grand canyon on a hazy windy cold day.
grand canyon sunset.
manny’s buckhorn in san antonio, new mexico. voted one of the best burger joints in the usa. fabulous green chile cheeseburgers.
elephant butte, new mexico.
the harvest moon over elephant, butte.
the old plaza in santa fe, new mexico.
yours truly waiting for a table at the plaza cafe santa fe, new mexico. one of the best meals on the adventure.
the lorreto chapel in santa fe. and the staircase. a story worth looking up.
hasta la vista, sedona. we will be back.
all photos copyrighted 2009 john hauge.