Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The weather at the Grand Canyon on Saturday was less than favorable for photography. The lighting was very muted with overcast sky and a blanket of haze in the canyon. We traveled East out of the park and found the scenic stops along the way to be more fascinating for the camera. Certainly, some views I had not before seen in photos.
Sunday, we started out on an adventure to reach the mining town of Jerome using the unimproved and primitive back roads. We loaded up into two 4x4 vehicles and made the 2.5 hour trip. Ali got a front row seat in the Jeep, while Kelly and I rode in the smoother riding truck (age before beauty). Neil gave Ali a little taste of off-roading in the Jeep. I think Ali is ready to go back for more!
Our destination was the mining town of Jerome, Arizona, near Sedona and Cottonwood. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Haunted Burger House, browsed the many shops, and finished off our visit with ice cream from the local treats shop. This is a great destination to visit, with lots of photography subjects. I highly recommend visiting the Liberty Theater Museum (be sure to visit the displays upstairs).