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Old 09-18-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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Pics from our latest trip

We just finished our 2000 mile Chicago - Phoenix driving adventure, visiting Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak (snowing), and Royal Gorge Bridge in Co, Taos and Santa Fe in Nm, Sedona and Scottsdale/Phoenix in Az. Here's the route and a few pics:



















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Old 09-18-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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Very cool! I have never been out that way and the scenery is just so exotic to me! Thanks for sharing!
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Yes, "Garden of the Gods" (your 1st 3 photos) is aptly named. What a trip this must have been. Good on you, mate.
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Did you take a balloon ride?
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Nice pics! I went over that bridge a few years ago. Got some pictures somewhere. Pretty country.
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Wow, that bridge is spectacular (and scary if you happen to be a teensy bit afraid of heights)! What beautiful scenery.
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Hey...great pics and most look familiar as DH was in CO the first week of September. I love the sign on the bridge...
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Yes, we took a balloon ride in Sedona, Az. It was amazing. Lasted about hour and a half, but it was early morning, hazy and most of the pics didnt turn out too well. Only had 2 mph winds. I could not believe how quiet it was up there just floating around.
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Wow, that bridge is spectacular (and scary if you happen to be a teensy bit afraid of heights)! What beautiful scenery.
Yes - it was a little scary. It had wood planks for decking (some a little loose) that you could look between and see the river below. Plus the bridge swayed a little
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Yes, we took a balloon ride in Sedona, Az. It was amazing. Lasted about hour and a half, but it was early morning, hazy and most of the pics didnt turn out too well. Only had 2 mph winds. I could not believe how quiet it was up there just floating around.

Sounds wonderful, I'd like to try it someday.
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Yes - it was a little scary. It had wood planks for decking (some a little loose) that you could look between and see the river below. Plus the bridge swayed a little
Oh my...I don't think I could handle that, personally! I'm glad you had fun, though.
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