Road Trip – The Grand Canyon

What superlative can you use to do justice to the Grand Canyon? There isn't one. All I can say is wow!!!




When we started planning this road trip Duke tried to get us a reservation at one of the lodges inside the park. He was unsuccessful because they were all booked up. We decided to try again when we were in Santa Fe Monday and we were lucky. They had one room in Yavapai Lodge available. So we got to stay in the park and enjoy the sunset and full moon over the canyon Tuesday night.


Today we were able to do a leisurely hike along the rim trail to Hermit's Rest and then take the shuttle bus back to our car. We are spending the night in Williams.

Here are a couple of pictures from our hike. Don't miss Duke in the first one.



Road Trip – Santa Fe

Another day another state Capitol! Duke and I have visited several state capitols on this road trip. Our last Capitol for a while was the Capitol of New Mexico in Santa Fe. We spent Monday night just north of Santa Fe at Buffalo Thunder.



Tuesday morning we visited the capitol building in Santa Fe. It is the country's only round capitol building. Duke and I did a self guided tour and enjoyed all the art and unique architecture.




Road Trip – Oklahoma City

Sunday night we were in Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma. We had a great dinner overlooking Lake Hefner and then found a relatively dark place near the lake to watch the lunar eclipse.



Monday morning we toured the Capitol. When it was built they ran out of money so for about 100 years it didn't have a dome. Starting in 2001 they added one.



The statue on top of the Capitol is 22 feet 9 inches tall. The replica I am looking at is 9 feet tall.



We took the self guided tour. It is a beautiful building.



Now we are on our way to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are going 535 miles today. This is day 30 of our road trip. The only day we drove farther was back on day 9 when we were in Canada going from Moose Jaw to Kenora about 1200 miles north of here.


Road trip – Little Rock

Our car is headed west towards Reno. There are only a few days left in our five week road trip. Saturday night we were in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since it was the weekend the Capitol building was not open but we explored the grounds of the Arkansas Capitol.



We also visited the Clinton Presidential Library and enjoyed local beers overlooking the Arkansas River.





Road Trip – Memphis

Duke and I just spent two fun days in Memphis with my sister Elizabeth and her family.


Yesterday we went to the civil rights museum. It is built around the place where Martin Luther King was assassinated. The museum was enormous, very well done and moving.


Last night for dinner we had fabulous Memphis barbecue. This morning Duke helped hang my Grandmother Gibson's mirror.



Now we are on our way to Little Rock, Arkansas.