Friday, July 29, 2016

Postcards from the Southwestern US

I love planning trips. I am constantly scheming and daydreaming about where my next trip will be. I live in future world- I love to play the Where Should We Go game! Mr. Ur - not so much. He's busy dealing with the present day world of working, and bills on a daily basis that where we're traveling to just isn't on his radar. So when he does throw out an idea of somewhere he'd like to go then I try my best to make it happen. He came up with the goal of trying to see all 50 states by his 50th year. Which he did. And last year he mentioned that he would like to see The Mighty Five of Utah. OK then, I can make that happen!











We flew into Las Vegas and drove to St. George, Utah where we did day trips to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. (Not all of The Mighty 5 but a good bit of it) What an incredibly scenic area of the country! So different from where we live in the Southeastern US. The desert and it's vegetation, endless vistas, mesas - so unique. We did alot of driving - and I took alot of photos. So here are some photos of what we saw while driving around northern Arizona and southern Utah. I hope you enjoy them!




























Do you live in the Southwestern US? or have you visited there? What was your favorite part?


This post is part of a link-up with: Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox, Weekend Travel Inspiration at Reflections Enroute, The Weekly Postcard at Travel Notes and Beyond and Weekend Wanderlust at A Brit and A Southerner!








14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of setting a traveling goal. I'd love to see all 50 states by the end of my life, at least. Thanks for joining us for #TheWeeklyPostcard.

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    1. Thanks for hosting - and visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  2. We just select some places we individually would like to see and put them together to form a trip. I like this idea of your husbands of having a theme. I think it would definitely make it easier to plan. I also like seeing photos of the country in the USA as we've only been to NYC. So I look forward to seeing more road trip photos in the future!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jan! And I'll have some more road trip photos coming up as we've recently been to southwestern Colorado doing a road trip.

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  3. 50 by 50, I love it. Loved looking at your photos too as I've never been to US, but it is on my wishlist. Thanks for linking with #TheWeeklyPostcard

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    1. Hope you make it to the US someday - there's so much to see and do in my own country for me to do still! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I am the planner in my house too. My husband do not come with ideas but I do throw ideas at him and by his face and know if he is interested in the destination or not. Sometimes, he comes up with an idea and, like you, I make the plans to go. I have only been to Zion National Park. Seeing the five parks is part of my bucket list.

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    1. I truly enjoy the planning but I know what you mean by the look on his face - sometimes he's just not interested in what I'm interested in, but most of the time it works out. Thanks for visiting, Ruth!

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  5. Utah is my #1 on my US wish list! So beautiful!

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    1. It is so beautiful - and flies under the radar sometimes compared to Yellowstone or Yosemite. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I went on a road trip through Arizona and New Mexico when my children were little. I would still like to see Bryce Canyon National Park. I have also spent a lot of time in Lake Tahoe Nevada.

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    1. I have never been to Lake Tahoe! But I am hoping to remedy that in October and go for my first time. Fingers crossed! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. It sure is pretty! We're in California right now and boy, the colors are amazing. Love the photos!

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    1. Thanks Corinne! Enjoy California - we're headed there this fall to do wine country and Lake Tahoe which will be my first time to those two.

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