Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our October 2010 journey


 "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. 
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. 
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, 
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn"
 - John Muir
Here's an armchair tour of photo from our journey for you to enjoy!
  Our vacation travels through Washington, Idaho, Utah and Arizona -
(click on the pictures you want to see larger)

  The Clearwater river is just gorgeous. One of my favorites.

Then on to Yellowstone -




The Tetons were so beautiful with the fall colors -



then through Utah & the golden trees

we'd never been to the four corners before, so did the tourist stop


I loved the petrified forest in Arizona, great walking paths to enjoy the area on foot


the painted desert

we always go to the Grand Canyon when we are in Arizona



We did the Verde Canyon railroad tour, I highly recommend this if you have the time.


a quick stop at Cave Creek Regional park for a quick run & view of the great cactus's

a walk on the Wet Beaver trail

Jack's Canyon camping trip and a chance to watch our son & his wife rock climb






sweet Shiloh, our son' dog
 Blue Ridge Reservoir

Flagstaff had a rare tornado while we were there, 
so we had a chance to see some of the damage afterwards


Then on to wind our way back home, we stopped at Bryce Canyon in Utah and took in the sights
 

 

  an important reminder!

Such a great trip, always hard to go home.