Road trip, Road trip!

Destination Sedona

With packing complete, the dog properly boarded, we had one more stop before we hit the highway, ahead of schedule. Grabbing a bag off ice at would be quick, right? Wrong. The engine wouldn't turn over and we needed a new battery before the car would budge.Unfortunately, we spent the whole day waiting for the battery and then installation, so we decided to 'bag' getting on the road that day and get an early, early start the next morning.

Early next morning, Rey (my husband) and I tumbled out to the car and covered the distance to New Mexico. I learned then why it's called "The Land of Enchantment." I'd fallen asleep, woke up just as the sun was rising. Fairy dust was still in my eyes, but I could still see and the view was so beautiful.

Westward ho

Clouds hover over The Painted Desert
Clouds hover over The Painted Desert

The travel through New Mexico was uneventful, but as we eased into northern Arizona, the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest greeted us. Different kinds of rocks were layered to form this 'desert,' eroding over time. The Petrified Forest was a continuation of such colorful stratifications and grassland with the addition of petrified, fossilized wood.

For the next few days, this was the view from our porch in Sedona, from everywhere. We had perfect weather, nary a cloud in the sky.


The terrain when we stepped out of the BRIGHT RED JEEP!
The terrain when we stepped out of the BRIGHT RED JEEP!

"Over Hill over Dale"

We were up early one morning for a Jeep ride over boulders and along narrow, rocky, roads, winding between John McCain's current home and Lucille Ball's former home. There wasn't a boulder too big for our adventure-happy guide to drive on. The Jeep's suspension took a beating that day. We made our way back to Colorado, but not before taking in sights of the Grand Canyon and the Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad

Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

You were in my country! You should have stopped and said hello.


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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, sounds like a great trip! I love the pictures, you are so lucky, cheers nell

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teamrn 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Nell, it was a great trip, too short, but a great trip!

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nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

Beautiful pictures! Great teamrn! Thank you!

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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Thank you for taking us with you on your road trip! I enjoyed coming along as I love road trips! Your photos are gorgeous and it sounds to me that you had a great time. I have not been to New Mexico or Sedona, Arizona so this was so interesting for me. Thanks again for sharing.

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Sgt Prepper 19 months ago from Elkhorn, WI

I'm jealous.

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teamrn 19 months ago from Chicago Author

Sgt Pepper, it was WONDERFUL and several years later we had the privilege of moving to Colorado to live. So many 'off the beaten path 'places to go. We could be gone for 4-5 hours and come home, refreshed like we' d been away for a week!

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RTalloni 17 months ago from the short journey

Followed some of your comments on others' posts, then found this hub. Thanks for sharing some of your beautiful trip here. How did you get that Sedona photo into the middle of the page?!

teamrns 17 months ago

I'm not sure I know what you mean. How did I FORMAT the Hub to get the Sedona pics in there? Or how did I TAKE the pics (Camera type, lens, angle?) to have them.

I'm glad you found the post helpful as you planned.

Rereading what you said, it's more like 'how did I FORMAT the hub so that I could get the Sedona photos INTO the middle of the page, right? I think it's ALL in the placement of the capsules but I'll try to repeat the process.


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teamrn 17 months ago from Chicago Author

RTallani, On the right side of the hub (when you're writing the hub) there is a STYLE SHEET where you put together the capsules (photos, videos, charts and the like) you'd like to include in your hub. You arrange them in the order in which you'd like them to be presented, and VOILA!

check out page and the organize your content and the other Hubtools and you'll get a better idea of what I mean.

I wrote this so long ago, but I uploaded the photo to the photo capsule. (I think photos need to be in jpg or png format and videos are easiest when you get them right from YouTube ) Hope I've helped.

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