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In this short series "From Phoenix to Casper", I saved our home state of Arizona as the last installment. We have seen a lot of Arizona since we have lived here for so long, but this trip we tried to go to some spots we hadn't seen, or at least not for a long time.
As we left Phoenix, we decided to take US Highway-89 to US Highway-160 over to US Highway 191. We spent a lot of time in the Navajo Nation and saw some amazing sites. While much of the reservation is very barren desert, the 160 is a scenic drive that takes you through Kayenta and Monument Valley and up into Utah. These are the gems of the Navajo Nation that are well worth a visit. Whenever we drive pass unusual geological formations, we are always texting Alicia to find out how they were formed. We are probably always driving her crazy, but being an earth science teacher, she is our go to resource. We were sending her a lot of pictures and texts on this trip.
On our way home, we drove down US Highway 89A and decided to use the Senior Pass and take a trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon! It was beautiful. One of the first things we saw was the bison herd just a little passed the entrance. Here is a little video I took to share with you.
And here is a gallery of pictures from the North Rim:
We saw a storm coming as we went back along the trail. As we drove out, the skies were gorgeous and we did drive right into the storm.
That rain storm didn't stop us from stopping at Jacob's Lake and buying some of their cookies for the rest of the drive home!
You may want to check out this post about traveling in Arizona:
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!