Painted Desert and Petrified Forest – Jan 11

Well, we definitely have a lot of catching up to do!

When we left Santa Fe, we knew we were headed to Lake Havasu City, on the border of Arizona and California, for the Buses by the Bridge VW meet. But while passing through Arizona, we couldn’t resist spending a day at the stunning Petrified Forest National Park, in the Painted Desert.

Our vocabulary that day consisted mostly of “Wow.”

On the way (Arizona is rocky! And apparently these rocks can fallâ?¦):

Beware Falling Rocks

Along the famous (or infamous) Route 66:

Route 66

Bet you didn’t know that there are still dinosaurs in Arizona:

Roadside Dinosaurs

And finally, the Painted Desert (there are no words):

Painted Desert

Painted Desert detail

Desert View

Blue Mesa

Ancient Petroglyphs (very cool, you can walk right up to them!):

Ceili waiting in the car, as usual:

Ceili in car

The Petrified Forest (wood turned to rock, amazing and intense):

Petrified Forest

Petrified Logs

Petrified Close-up

And a very inquisitive raven: