Thursday, July 26, 2012

WESTERN TRIP:ARIZONA,COLORADO, UTAH,NEW MEXICO: Sedona Oak Creek Canyon:Cameron Trading Post

Sedona::Oak Creek Canyon::Cameron Trading Post

A MY QUALITY TIME POST

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. WESTERN TRIP……………………………….

ARIZONA,COLORADO,UTAH,NEW MEXICO

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A leisurely drive to Flagstaff from Sedona on Alt 89. Oak Creek Canyon. If you're in a hurry use I-17.

First, a “must see” in Sedona:::::

chapelonthehill The Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona's Architectural Landmark and Shrine

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Below the chapel you have a very large, 44,000 square foot house.

DSC_0032 It pays to have numerous European and U. S. patents. For visitors take on Sedona::CLICK:: Next Oak Creek Canyon:: on 89 Alt.

DSC_0033 A last look at Cathedral Rock.

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State Rt. 89A descends a breathtaking series of switchbacks. Read More

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The views are amazing, but there are also native Americans who set up tables with their jewelry creations…………

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The Oak Creek Canyon-Sedona area is second only to Grand Canyon as the most popular tourist destination in Arizona.

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Book your wedding now…LOL

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We then drove through Flagstaff on our way to The Cameron Trading Post which we used as a base camp to explore the south rim of the Grand Canyon

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We have been in the car for awhile and are glad to arrive at our destination…

CANERONCameron Trading Post circa 1920..The Navajo name. for the Cameron Trading Post was Na’nI’A HasAnI (Old Bridge), It is located on US highway 89 54 miles north of Flagstaff in Coconino County, AZ, at the junction with the road to the east entrance of the Grand Canyon national park. READ MORE

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Cameron Trading Post circa 2012 with Joe Todd and Linda………

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A view of The Little Colorado River from our room and a sunset to.

DSC_0075 This is Navajo Country..

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The Little Colorado River is a river in the U.S. state of Arizona, providing the principal drainage from the Painted Desert region. Together with its major tributary, the Puerco River, it drains an area of about 26,500 square miles

DSC_0063This walking bridge over the river is not open to the public and is actually owned by a pipeline company. Are you hungry yet???

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All the Navajo rugs in this photo cost more than my house……………At this restaurant I was introduced to Navajo Fry Bread. Indian fry bread is tradition to the Navajo, and comes with a story of great pain and suffering. READ MORE

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The Gift Shop is huge::

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Need a gag gift for your neighbor???

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If your room has an interior view it would be of the gardens…

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I’ll finish this post with one more photo of the river/bridge..

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JOETODDSAYS210 Thanks for stopping by. In doing this post I found several great links. If you are interested check them out.. Next time east entrance to the Grand Canyon and the South Rim.

Sedona::Oak Creek Canyon::Cameron Trading Post

A MY QUALITY TIME POST

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. WESTERN TRIP……………………………….

ARIZONA,COLORADO,UTAH,NEW MEXICO

8 comments:

Snowbrush said...

You guys are sure brave going to Arizona in July, but it sounds like you had fun, and I guess it's pretty darn hot back in Ohio too.

Beth said...

i'll take some "road kill" please. ha. ha!! those type of gifts are every where aren't they?!! ha. ha!! i love your car ... can you imagine exploring in that type of car back in the day? hope to make it to the grand canyon one day soon. love your pics. awesome views. (:

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love this area. Thanks for the tour!

Lona said...

Wow Joe, what a fabulous trip you and Linda were able to enjoy. The cathedral looks amazing. Maybe one day I will get out that way. Welcome back home to some rain minus the storms this time around. LOL!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, I enjoyed 're-living' your west trip since we took a similar trip a year ago...We decided after taking a June trip that we'd not do that again during the hot summer... SO--this year we're heading to Yellowstone and the Tetons in September. Hopefully it won't be quite as hot and not as many people around then!!!!!

Sedona looks awesome... We need to go back to see that area... SO much to see there...

Great group of pictures and info. Thanks!
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We missed Sedona -- all those trips to this area and never been there --- ah well, just gotta' take another trip. (So many places.....

Light and Voices said...

Thank you for the cyber tour of the Grand Canyon. I plan on using the download of the area on another day.
Joyce M

Marie said...

Joe--sorry I didn't get back to you right away. So glad you and Linda and back and it looks like you had a great trip! Hope someone watered your garden while you were away! I see you were able to meet Gaelyn (Geogypsy) at the Canyon and was happy to see that! I would love to meet her, but our upcoming trip won't take us to the North Rim. I love your new header picture. It's amazing! Love the photos of the trip and all the great information, too!