The Southwest Rocks

For all the running around I do back and forth from various countries, until recently I have done a fairly poor job of traveling within my own country – the US of A. This summer my Mom and I took a road trip to the southwest and let me tell you, there are some pretty spectacular things to see out there. And those spectacular things become even cooler when seen from a Mustang convertible. Ahem.

Grand Canyon? Check. Monument Valley? Check. Taos Pueblo? Check. Santa Fe? Check. White Sands Park? Check. Locked keys in the trunk of the rental car? Check. Come on people, no road trip is complete without some car-related incident! I just took one for the team. Sheesh.

Enjoy the pics!

pig pig piggies! Omena, MI

Southeastern rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset

Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon

Monument Valley, UT at sunrise

Target practice?

Between Taos and Santa Fe, NM. Homes built into the ground.

Johnny, who helpfully broke into our car to get the keys out. In the rain. He's a rockstar.

White Sands National Monument, NM. Also the site of a US Military missile range. White sand dunes as far as the eye can see!

What's this, a toll booth that all the highway traffic is being diverted into?

Oh, silly me, it's the US Immigration and Border Patrol searching every vehicle on the highway (!!!)

The proprietor at the hotel we stayed at in Las Cruces, NM was very concerned about bee attacks

The best BBQ EVER!

Saguaros are so funky looking

Chilies and Adobe says Southwest to me

 

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She wore rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes And I knew without asking she was into the blues She wore scarlet begonias tucked into her curls I knew right away she was not like other girls ~The Grateful Dead
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