I may have mentioned that every year on or around my birthday, we take a trip. My original intent was that every year, I'd go some where I'd never been before. But after I went to New Orleans, I so loved it that I had to share it with Jason (I'd gone alone the first time). So we went the following year.
Then decreased discretionary funds curtailed travels for a few years to the mountains of North Carolina. Don't get me wrong, I love and adore the mountains, but after three trips, well I was looking for something different.
This year the plan (and I do mean plan, discretionary funds aren't at their peak this year either) is for the Arizona Grand Tour 2007.
I lived in El Paso for a year, but that's the closest I've come to being in the desert Southwest. So it's going to be a totally new environment for both of us.
Plan is: Fly to Phoenix, rent a car, drive north to Flagstaff with a stop at Sedona along the way. Stay in Flagstaff. Drive east through Winslow (where I SHALL be seen 'standing on a corner') and on to Holbrook, hitting the Meteor Crater, Indian ruins, Painted Desert and Petrified Forest along the way. Stay in Holbrook. Drive back west, hitting whatever we missed on the first pass, up to the Grand Canyon. Stay overnight. Visit Grand Canyon. Drive to Camp Verde, visit Montezuma's Castle (not revenge). Drive to Phoenix and fly home.
Sounds ambitious, huh? If anyone has any tips/hints about this area, let me know.
Thor sez: Um, these plans do include me, correct?