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Flagstaff, Arizona RV Trip

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By Karen

I know I have been out of touch with the world for a while.  Jim and I arrived at the Grand Canyon back on April 26th. My life has been a blur since then, first with training for my new job, then with finding our way around our new “home”, on top of not having Internet service for about 3 weeks.

The last time I wrote, I told you all about our RV trip from Dalhart, Texas to Grants, New Mexico. So, it is about time to catch up.

Here are highlights from our time spent in Flagstaff, Arizona — en route to the Grand Canyon…

We arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona on April 24th.

We spent 2 nights there, to rest a bit and get ready for the last leg of our trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

humphreys-peak-arizona.jpg We stayed at J and H RV Park in Flagstaff.  The park has nice large and level sites with an excellent view of Humphrey’s Peak — the tallest  point in Arizona.  The staff there was very friendly. And let me tell you, that was one of the cleanest, nicest campgrounds I have ever stayed in!


sunset-crater-lava-flow.jpg While we were in Flagstaff, we decided to go to Sunset Crater.  Sunset Crater is the remains of a volcano that erupted north of Flagstaff about 900 or so years ago.  The lava flows and the cinder beds are amazing to see. What I found to be most amazing is that even after more than 900 years, no plants can grow there yet!

On the same loop road, we drove through Wupatki National Monument, the site of many Puebloan ruins. These ancient sites were the homes of people who lived in the area in the 11th century.

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After spending the day sightseeing, we had to make a trip to the local grocery store to stock up, because it’s a long way to a grocery store from the North Rim!

On April 26th, we left Flagstaff and headed for the Grand Canyon (…where we will be spending the next several months).