Thursday, April 29, 2010

Las Vegas to Sedona

Today was another great road trip with lots of interesting stops along the way. After a good breakfast at the Big Kahuna we checked out of Treasure Island and underway, but not before shopping a bit. . .  Our first stop was:

Hoover Dam on the Nevada Arizona border.  Construction is well underway on a new Route 93 bridge and highway expansion.  The new bridge can be seen in some of these panoramas. The Memorial to the workers is certainly inspiring with it art deco styling. Since I was here last a new parking garage and gift shop was built. We also discovered an ice cream shop. . .

Desert In Bloom.  We took a side road somewhere in the Arizona desert south of Kingman to get a closer look of what was in bloom.  All I can say is that every color seems to be represented out here in the springtime. These plants are amazing.  Pictures of the dam and the flowers can be seen in this gallery.

Jerky.  We passed may roadside places each with it's own speciality.  This was a Jerky stand and it's owner, Gus, makes his own style of Jerky.  It was very tasty.  A lady we talked to there said that the desert is only in bloom for about a month each year.  We are here at the right time.

Bell Rock, Sedona.  We arrived in Sedona just in time for a spectacular sunset. This image of Bell Rock is an HDR image composed of 49 exposures. We are staying at the Wildflower Inn which is just about a half mile from our door.  I see lots of hiking in our future as we are here for a couple of days. Keeping it short and sweet today, need to get up early and go hiking.


Robert said...

Hoover Dam has interesting cars and trucks. The white pick-up separates and the grey car is playing doggy sniff. And there is Carol doing a foot fetish at the memorial. Is it me or the dessert air. Thank you for all the great views and Sedona is spectacular.

Edward M. Huff said...

Yeah, the car thing was disturbing, my fault in not paying attention when shooting.. couldn't fix it so made it best I could do with what I had.