Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Adventures Up North


I'm back from my little road trip up to the northern part of Arizona.  I have a couple of iPhone photos today but as soon as I get the photos edited a bit, I'll have some posts about places I visited on my travel site.  One of the stops was the Grand Canyon.  I was hoping to escape the intense heat we've been having but it seems there was no escaping this weekend.  The Grand Canyon was reaching some record highs for that altitude and it was quickly felt.


Even the bears were trying to find ways to stay cool!  I visited the city of Williams Arizona which is the gateway to the Grand Canyon and also home to a new attraction called "Bearizona".  It's also a big place for Route 66 memorabilia.  Williams was one of the last cities to be bypassed by Interstate 40 and it used to thrive when Route 66 was the main highway right through town.  It's thriving again today with new attractions to lure tourists into town.
After Williams, I went down state a way to the city of Cottonwood.  I wanted to experience that central Arizona wine country.  I did manage to visit a national monument and one winery during the day and then I visited a few tasting rooms in the evening.  It was a fun trip in spite of the heat but, I could have done a whole lot more if it had been a few degrees cooler.

12 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Sharon and what a view - somewhere I hope to visit someday - and I can almost feel the heat here!
The bear has the right idea!

Kate said...

Despite the heat, you accomplished quite a bit. The Grand Canyon certainly is awesome and a view one cannot quickly forget. Love the bear with the best solution to beat the heat.

Karl Demetz said...

What a view, Sharon !
I see you had another very nice trip, I'm curious to see your next photos.

RedPat said...

The heat would have left me totally hotel-bound I think, Sharon! The bear has the right idea!

Judy Ryer said...

Love that bear! And the Grand Canyon is always a beautiful sight.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Crikey those iPhones take amazing images Sharon, that's a stunner of a view! Shame about the heat it really is quite exhausting!

William Kendall said...

What a bear. What a jaw dropping sight!

Thérèse said...

The bear certainly chose the right place to be.
You seem to have accomplished a lot in a few days.

bill burke said...

What a magnificent view Sharon. One can never tire from a visit to the Grand Canyon. I love that bear relaxing in the water tub. How do you spell relief, just ask the bear. :)

Jack said...

Beautiful. I have seen just a bit of the Grand Canyon. Need to go back and see more. Finding a bear thing in a barrel was good fortune, wasn't it?

Halcyon said...

The Grand Canyon is such a beautiful site! I've only been there once when I was a kid, but I have very find memories. It's been unseasonably cold here in Berlin, perhaps you should join us here! ;-)

Steve Reed said...

That bear's got the right idea! I've been to the Grand Canyon, but only the north rim. It was beautiful!!