Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Vacation- Day Eight: Off to Flagstaff

This was a really busy day. We got up in the morning and took pictures with all of the cousins. We drove up through Cliff, then Luna. We waved to Kris's mom as we drove through St. Johns, Arizona. We made our first stop at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. I had never been to them before and was so glad we stopped. The kids got their Jr. Ranger badges and liked learning about the Indians and how the petrified wood was made. Joshua thought it was "Awesome".

A chunk of petrified wood

The forest today

Look at all the neat dinosaurs we could've had as pets

I'm too little for this to think about eating, right Mom?

Maybe not living with the dinosaurs is a good thing

The Painted Desert

I was really amazed at both the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. I wasn't expecting much from them, truth be told. There were some really neat petroglyphs- one looked like a giant bird eating a person while another person was yelling. It was really weird to look out and see these little bumps on the ground and then realize that they were parts of trees. It was really neat at the Jasper Forest to see the logs still in the cliff walls, just waiting for erosion to expose them. The Painted Desert was more rock layers than sand, so that was more interesting to me.

1 comment:

kodiak73 said...

Thanks for putting up with your Geologist hubby who insisted on working both this and the Grand Canyon into the hectic schedule... I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did...