We took our time driving the Petrified Forest National Park trail, stopping at the Painted Desert Inn, standing on an original stretch of Route 66, and photographing the Painted Desert.  At long last, we started seeing petrified wood. Below are three shots of petrified wood at the Petrified Forest National Park, although I could probably also […]

Within the Petrified National Forest is the Painted Desert.  I’m glad that the sun started finally peeking through the grey, snow-filled clouds by the time we arrived at that part of the park so that I could try to capture some of the natural beauty spread out in front of us. Below are three different […]

Although it was below freezing and snowed on us for the first hour of our trip, we did get to see some pronghorn antelope cross the road during our visit to the Petrified National Forest.  While I couldn’t get as close as I would have liked, have a pretty basic camera, and no telephoto lens, […]

In addition to being posted more than a month after the fact, my posts from Thanksgiving are also in no logical order.  Oh, well, some people have real problems! Our three day road trip from Kansas City to Phoenix included a few hours in Albuquerque.  With continued uncooperative weather, instead of touring the Bio Park […]

The Painted Desert Inn is a lodge in the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.  It was built in the late 1930s and was operated by the Fred Harvey Company from 1947 to 1963.  The building was supposed to be demolished in the mid-1970s, but protests successfully halted that effort.  The building was declared a […]