Road Trip XXVI wrap-up: The pics you haven’t seen

The last day of a road trip is always melancholy. But at least we have a million great pics to look back on to remember what Kevin and I both agree is one of our top three road trips of all time.

Here’s a small sampling…

Day 1: Sedona, Arizona

Sedona loves its crystals and inner exploration… like, a lot. But the area is so beautiful in the shadow of the red rocks and cliffs, it’s easy to see why everyone from hippies to outdoor adventurers loves it.

Day 2: The Grand Canyon

As millions have said before us, pictures just can’t do it justice. Go see it. Seriously.

Day 3: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park

Part 1: Zion

As Kevin says, Zion is like being at the Grand Canyon, except looking up instead of looking down.

Part 2: Bryce Canyon

At Bryce Canyon we were looking down again, this time at hoodoos. Not sure exactly what creates them. Probably some sort of voodoo.

Day 4: Death Valley

we drove from Utah though Las Vegas on to Southern California to see Death Valley. It was a temperate day of only 103 degrees Fahrenheit as we drove down to the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, 282 feet below sea level.

The drive west from Barstow, CA toward Laughlin, NV is surprisingly beautiful. Mountains and Joshua trees everywhere.

Day 5: Old West Oatman and Route 66

Making our way back east toward Phoenix on historic Route 66, we happened upon Oatman, Arizona, where burros roam the streets and probably run the city council. It’s such a cool little place that even Clark Gable and Carole Lombard decided to spend their honeymoon there.

Day 6: Heading home

Sad to head home now, but Kevin and I are already working on plans for our annual Thanksgiving road trip. Where to? No idea but it will, as always, be an adventure that involves lots of back roads and zero turkey.

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