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Sep 15, 2018 - Sun Valley, AZ

Sat, 15 Sep: Happy Birthday to Shel & Stacy... A road day! Up early-ish and perform our morning routine plus getting ready for the road. Once our checklists were complete Sandi carefully backed out of our site. The trees in this park are so numerous that driving forward would not have worked very well. Backing out was the prudent option. Once clear we connected the car, performed our brake & lite checks, and were ready to go. Sandi pulled out of the RV park at 0845 and headed east on the frontage road to the on ramp and in short order we...

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Oct 13, 2012 - Sun Valley RV, Sun Valley, AZ

Saturday-10-13-12, Sun Valley RV, Sun Valley, AZ We stayed at this park for two nights so we could drive through the National Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. This is a nice 28 mile drive through the Painted Desert which has mounds, canyons and land with many colors from reds, yellows, blues and other colors as if painted on the landscape. The last 10 miles was made up a petrified rain forest--these are trees from what was a rain forest and now petrified and turned into stone.

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Nov 14, 2011 - Return to Painted Desert

On Monday we drove back to Painted Desert to have a more in-depth look and get some better photos. It was a beautiful blue-sky day and the Desert was in it's glory. We didn't stay all day as I had some caulking I needed to tend to on the trailer. I worked on the trailer and Ginger made preparations for leaving the next morning.

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Nov 13, 2011 - Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

On Sunday we awoke to light rain. We packed up, hooked up the horse and headed down Rte 191. Route 191 by the way is the old Route 666 which winds along the eastern edge of the State from top to bottom. Ginger and I had explored the southern end many years ago. About 40 miles down the road we came to the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado - a National Historic Site. The Post, created by John Hubbell in 1878 to serve the needs of the area residents, mostly Indians, is still in operation today (now under the auspices of "Uncle") making it the...

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Mar 23, 2010 - Painted Desert and Petrified Forest

I made a day trip up to Petrified Forest NP with rascal - this includes the Painted Desert - It really is quite a sight - the day was cloudy, but still magnificient - what vistas - in one overlook with signage the fartherst peak was 125 miles away - great hiking with Rascal too - NPS is now pet friendly as long as he is on a leash and we stay on the trails - and of course you know we wouldn't break any rules when we are a mile from the parking lot and not another human in sight!!

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Dec 2, 2009 - Red Rock Park

Left Kirkland AFB around 9am this morning, again heading west. The sights leaving Albuquerque (and yes, I can spell it without looking it up) are beautiful. The various Mesa are just breath taking. We made a short stop at Red Rock Park in Gallup, NM. We didn't do to much walking today, as Debi twisted her knee getting in the truck this morning. It's bothersome, but not swelling or bruising. Should be okay in the next day or so. We thought this was one of the parks that a lot of old Western movies had been filmed at, but after getting there...

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Nov 11, 2009 - Painted Desert/Petrified Forest

We crossed the border of New Mexico and Arizona Tuesday morning (11/10) and stopped in Sun Valley, AZ. for the day. Wednesday, we went to explore the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. This park was discovered in the mid 1800's by government mappers. After people started removing the petrified wood, local residents recognized the supply was not endless. As a result in 1906 the area was declared a national monument. In 1962 the entire area was made a National Park. After viewing a short information video at the visitors...

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Apr 5, 2008 - Sun Valley, AZ

Our trip today is very short - only 60 miles!! We're headed to Sun Valley for 2 nights and will visit the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest while we're there. Root 66 RV Park is right off the highway and while it's not a luxury campground the people were nice and it served its purpose. We even survived having only 1 channel to watch!!!

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