Friday, September 2, 2011

Desert Beauty

Nature finds a way...In the starkness of the Southwest desert, we were amazed at the beautiful flowers that find a way to thrive even in the harshest conditions. The colors and varieties that seem to emerge from stone and dry ground are truly miraculous. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monument Valley AZ

 Where westerns were born,"Monument Valley provides perhaps the most enduring and definitive images of the American West. The isolated red mesas and buttes surrounded by empty, sandy desert have been filmed and photographed countless times over the years for movies, adverts and holiday brochures. Because of this, the area may seem quite familiar, even on a first visit, but it is soon evident that the natural colors really are as bright and deep as those in all the pictures. The valley is not a valley in the conventional sense, but rather a wide flat, sometimes desolate landscape, interrupted by the crumbling formations rising hundreds of feet into the air, the last remnants of the sandstone layers that once covered the entire region."


Monday, August 29, 2011

Signs tell us where to go. Don't they? Oh Crap

Riding along a barren stretch looking for a place to "relieve" ourselves we came along this welcome site.
Be prepared rest area's are far and few between.

Also there is no water for washing, only sanitary hand disinfectant.