Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just a Teaser

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Courthouse Butte

Just a teaser...
This is the view driving into Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. I took it through the windshield.  For those of you who have never been here, Sedona is actually sitting near the base of this formation.

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful mountains. Great photo. Greetings.

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  2. Wow!! That's magnificent. Keep enjoying.
    xoRobyn

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  3. I've been through Arizona--Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson. Love Tucson. Love that country, especially the mountains. Very good photo. Would never know you took it through the windshield!!
    Ann

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  4. What an amazing shot - especially through the windshield! Looking forward to more photos from your trip.

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  5. Sedona is one of my favourite places. The photo Mom took of the cross on the window back when I was in the hospital reminds me of the church on the hill there in Sedona. It's such a magical place. Hope y'all are having an amazing time.

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  6. That's a great road scene. I haven't been in that area but it reminds me a little of some mountains here.

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  7. I've only been to Sedona once in my life and it's such a beautiful place. I love the red rock!

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  8. Awesome. We folks in Utah take scenes like this one for granted. Very beautiful.

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  9. Yep, tease us, Pat! But knowing you, it will be worth it!

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  10. Great Picture Pat,

    I have a lot of Road Trip pictures through the windshield too, kind of fun taking those.

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  11. i LOVE sedona. it's one of those places where you wind up snapping a hundred photos just walking down the street. ^_^

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  12. I've never been to that location, but lived in Arizona when I was young. The desert is a beautiful place.

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  13. I've been, I took my father there on our last trip together. I fell into a cactus bed and still I love the place, which says a lot. Looking forward to more, Pat. And always travel with duct tape.

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  14. Mighty majestic for a windshield shot.

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  15. i like the photo. something i seldom see..

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  16. Sedona? Isn't that where Carlin was holed up in Outrageous Fortune?

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  17. your windshield is a lot cleaner than mine, where are the smooshed bugs?

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  18. It's a beautiful scene but I am more impressed with how clean your windshield is! How do you do that?

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  19. I have been to several places in Arizona but never to Sedona. Some friends of mine who have been there many times keep telling me it is a postcard come to life...your photo verifies that, thanks Pat.

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  20. Stunning! Brings back such good memories of my US road trip...loved Sedona :)

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  21. Gorgeous place. It makes me want to travel!

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  22. Red rocks, red cliffs. Sure sign of the Southwest. Super shot to entice us!

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  23. I've never been to Arizona, but I met a man from there once. I was walking my dog, in Putney, London, and he struck up a conversation. I was in my 20's, and had just had a row with my live-in boyfriend. He was staying with friends who were also having problems, and had taken himself out, to give them some space. I lied about where I worked, though not about what I did.. and was MORTIFIED when he later showed up at my work place (how the hell he tracked me there, I have no idea).

    anyway's, that's all Arizona ever brings to mind to me now..

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  24. Arizona looks like a place I should have on my bucket list. Can't wait for the travel log when you get back. Rosemary

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  25. Even through a windshield Sedona is so beautiful. I'd love to go there someday. I bet it's amazing just before the sun sets.

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  26. I almost forgot to mention how much I like your header photo. :)

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  27. Clearly, I need to travel more.

    BEAUTIFUL!

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  28. Beautiful shot.
    My family and I were there in March...Sedona was the one place I said I was going to get back to!!!
    Have a wonderful (computer free) time!
    Can't wait to see the other pics....

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  29. that is so cool. We have nothing like that where I live. So majestic looking.

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  30. We had a great trip but happy to be home. Now it's time to catch up a bit...

    Japy - Thanks!

    Robyn - We sure did enjoy it. thanks!

    Ann - All the places you mentioned are in the southern half of the state, except for skirting the edge of Phoenix, we did hit any of those cities this trip. I aimed at the shot between the dead bugs.

    Sarah - Thanks so much! I'll try not to torture everyone too much. I think I took about 900 photos!

    Rabbit - It's one of my favorites now also! We stopped at that church you mentioned. It was amazing! We had a blast! thanks...

    SQ - Mountainous areas are always awesome. thanks!

    Nancy - Now I can say I've been there also.

    Cheeseboy - Thanks! I've spent a lot of time in Utah (including earlier this year). I agree that there are a lot of great places there. The main difference (in my humble opinion) with these, is they are so easy to get to. I love the red rock places in Utah a ton, but now I think I have to say that Sedona is by far the most beautiful place I've ever been to.

    Joe - I got lot's more to tease with. Thanks Joe!

    Jimmy - thanks Jimmy! I agree it is a lot of fun, just gotta scrap the bugs off once in a while. I thought about you as we were driving through your neck of the woods on our way to Az.

    Brian - Thanks!

    Vencora - you are so right! It doesn't matter who you are, or what you do there, you have an awesome view.

    Alex - If you ever get the chance to go back, you just gotta check out Sedona. My jaw dropped when I got my first view. Magical...

    Altadenahiker - LOL! When drving, I travel with EVERYTHING! I really do need to get a tripod though...

    Jesse - Thanks! Not to bad, considering we were moving and I had to dodge the guts on the windshield!

    yogurt - Thanks so much!

    Megan - I sure was! There have also been a TON of western movies filmed there.

    baygirl - I had to crop a big one out of the shot, but I aimed well...

    Toni - LOL...I promise it wasn't that clean.

    Chuck - Thanks Chuck! We were there for a full week and I couldn't get over the postcardness of it everytime I looked up...

    Nat - I'm happy to hear that you were there. I'm thinking it is now one of my favorite places.

    Warren - That's funny! good thing though, because they don't use traffic lights, they use traffic circles, or roundabouts if you prefer...

    Lynda - Thanks so much for commenting! I already want to go back there...

    John - It is a nice Butte. It must work out...

    Brenda - Thanks Brenda. I know you've seen these things many times!

    Shrinky - And now, I will also always think of that...LOL!

    Warren - I've been to Banff, but I was young and cameraless...I remember it being amazing...

    Rosemary - It belongs on your list Rosemary. Many people and organizations believe that it's the most beautiful places in the country.

    James - You are so right, the late afternoon and early morning sun is awesom. As the sun travels across the sky, the way they look changes.

    Marlene - Thanks so much Marlene!

    Dawn - Thanks! I want to go back as well. I manged to stay off my computer totally and only checked my email via my phone a few times.

    PTM - Thanks so much! It was an 8 hour drive to get there. Worth every mile!

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  31. Absolutely mad that I've missed too many good posts. That's fixed. And, well, I like all your photos, but oh, that Thursday...

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  32. Loved the scenery, but not the town, or maybe just in a strange mood that day. I'm looking forward to your pix. The West is SO majestic!

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  33. It's been too long since I've stopped by here.

    Seeing your pictures makes me greatly look forward to the days when I have the money and time or cause to travel. You always have amazing pictures of interesting things and places and quite frankly, I am jealous.

    Keep it up!

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  34. altadenahiker - Well now you don't have to miss anything! thanks!

    tapirgal - I liked the town also. they have such rigid building limitations that it seems to work okay.

    Kerrath - It sure has! Nice to see you here. I hope you've got a new post as well. I'm gonna check it out when I close this. Nothing to be jealous about. One day you'll be in the situation to do these things also. Work and time is all is all it takes. Thanks!

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