Road Trip : Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Flagstaff

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Our Road Trip ended in Arizona, where we visited “Grand Canyon“, the “Painted Desert” and the “Sunset Crater Volcano” in Flagstaff. I already had discovered those places two years ago, but each time it is breathtaking for me.

And yet, you can ask around me, I am not what you would call a “Nature lover”.

The most impressive is of course Grand Canyon. If you travel through the Western half of the USA, I highly recommend you to take the time to go there (it is about 8 hours driving from the Coast). I sincerely think I never saw such a great scene.

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Under the rain, which took us by surprise, it is even more beautiful:

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Then, we made a quick stop at Flagstaff, to visit the Sunset Crater Volcano.
When I was a kid, I was terrified by volcanos (melting in lava was the worst way to die to me!), and I gotta confess that I was not 100% confident, walking in this forest of dry lava, by this huge volcano. Ridiculous, I know…

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To end this Road Trip, we drove to the “Petrified Forest National Park”.

Surprise, it does not look at all like a forest (I remember driving around, looking for actual trees 🙂 ). It’s a large concentration of petrified wood, (trees who turned into fossils under the silicium deposits brought by the Flagstaff volcano).

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Right next to this park, you can find the amazing “Painted Desert“, a beautiful landscape of stratified layers of rocks.

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I hope this post encouraged you to go visit those places…now back to California, and very soon Paris!

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3 comments

  1. je suis une cousine de Fabienne, on s’est croisés brièvement à Biarritz
    Juste merci de nous faire partager ces merveilleuses images de si loin
    c’est très agréable
    Amicalement

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