Today we spent nearly all day poking around in the Flagstaff area. First, we went to the visitor center at the Amtrak Depot to get maps. Because of construction in the area we had difficulty getting to the depot. We had to wind around several one-way streets, but it was worth the extra effort. The young man who helped us was very informative.
Our next destination was the Arizona Snowbowl where we got some great photos of Humphrey’s Peak, the tallest mountain in Arizona at 12,633 feet. There was already a little snow on top. There also was quite a bit of fall foliage along the drive. I was disappointed that the Scenic Skyride was closed for the season. (www.arizonasnowbowl.com)
By the time we had finished the scenic drive, we were ready for lunch. We ate at Charly’s Pub and Grill, located in the historic Weatherford Hotel. I had a small Navajo taco and raspberry tea. I brought home more than half of the taco. (www.weatherfordhotel.com)
After lunch we stopped at San Francisco de Asis Church of the Nativity. The first Catholic Church in Flagstaff was built in 1888. The present structure of native volcanic rock was completed and dedicated in 1930.
Then we decided to drive out to Upper Lake Mary southeast of Flagstaff, hoping for some more fall foliage photos. We were disappointed to discover that almost all the trees there are evergreens. We did get some nice shots of the late afternoon clouds, though. Lower Lake Mary was nearly totally dry, with only a few little puddles.
Leaving Lake Mary, we drove back into Flagstaff to The Marketplace. We stopped at Best Buy where Barb could get a digital picture frame. She wants to review her photos before uploading them to her computer.
Our last stop was at the Cracker Barrel for dinner.
When we were almost back at the RV park, we saw a gorgeous full moon surrounded by some wispy clouds. Of course, we had to stop to capture the scene.