NWA742
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I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:15 am

I'm sure many of you noticed  bigmouth , but I've been gone for over a month.

This past holiday season was extremely busy for me with a move and many other things. I decided to get away from all the work last week, and took a road trip with my father from Texas to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon again.

We left Austin on Sunday the 7th, got back in town last Thursday. We stayed in Amarillo with family while coming and going, and in Flagstaff while in Arizona.

I40 was fine most of the way, we fought construction west of Amarillo, ice east of ABQ, and construction west of ABQ. Winslow Arizona is an I40 mess as well. However, cruising constantly around 85-90mph with packs of speeders helped make up for the time loss (sorry ANC  Smile)

I guess it's time for some of the pics:

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Entering NM - always an interesting and beautiful state (maybe not this part)

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Westbound I40 - notice the snow in the distance

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Saw many wrecks, including this one. People need to learn to take it easy on snow/ice.

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The famous Clines Corners, NM

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Entering the great Grand Canyon State

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Just outside Flagstaff



I took about 300 pictures at the canyon, so I just picked a few.

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Driving north from Flagstaff

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Entering the park


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We also took a tour plane with Grand Canyon Airlines, look for a trip report in the coming week with pics and vids.

All in all it was an excellent site seeing trip, and now it feels good to be back home and online.




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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:25 am

Great pics. Have hiked the GC twice and have just booked a trip to Havasupai Falls for June. Can't wait - I love the GC.
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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:35 am

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 1):
Great pics. Have hiked the GC twice and have just booked a trip to Havasupai Falls for June. Can't wait - I love the GC.

Thanks. Now that I've been to it twice and flown over it, it's time to see it from down under. I'm looking into hiking tours and mule rides for next year.




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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:01 pm

Nice pics  Smile. Looks like a cool trip. Just out of interest, what kind of camera do you have?

Thanks for sharing the pics.

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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:06 pm

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 3):
Looks like a cool trip. Just out of interest, what kind of camera do you have?

It's a Fujifilm S5200. So far it's been a fantastic camera for the $240 I paid for it. I'm not quite up for an SLR yet, I think I need to learn more before buying one, but that's next on my list.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 3):
Thanks for sharing the pics.

You bet.




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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:15 pm

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 4):
It's a Fujifilm S5200. So far it's been a fantastic camera for the $240 I paid for it. I'm not quite up for an SLR yet, I think I need to learn more before buying one, but that's next on my list.

Oh nice. I used to have a Fujifilm S5000 (well I still have it) before I got my first DSLR (Nikon D-80) and I loved it. But yeah you should try to get one, it's amazing how fast you learn about photography with one because there's so many different settings to mess around with. Although it is good to research before you buy one as they are quite an investment.

But once you get one, you'll see photography in a whole different way. I mean I love my S5000 and it took great shots, but you just have so much more control over an SLR.

Nevertheless, some really nice shots you took.

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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:20 pm

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 5):
But once you get one, you'll see photography in a whole different way. I mean I love my S5000 and it took great shots, but you just have so much more control over an SLR.

Yeah I'm really looking forward to getting one. May not be too long either, I keep seeing good deals on them.

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 5):
Nevertheless, some really nice shots you took.

Thank you



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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:02 pm

Awesome photos, thanks for sharing.

Were you on the South Rim of the canyon? When I went way back when, we were on the north rim, and I don't believe we could actually see the river from where we were.

Quoting NWA742 (Thread starter):
Westbound I40 - notice the snow in the distance

Love that shot - you just don't see straightaways like that in the northeast...

Quoting NWA742 (Thread starter):


We also took a tour plane with Grand Canyon Airlines, look for a trip report in the coming week with pics and vids.

Sweetness. I'll actually be out in Vegas next weekend, and I'm taking one of those airplane tours that goes to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, among other sites. Sounds like a fun flight.

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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:14 pm

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
Were you on the South Rim of the canyon?

Yeah we entered on the South Rim and basically drove east on 64/East Rim Road until we went out of the park.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
Sweetness. I'll actually be out in Vegas next weekend, and I'm taking one of those airplane tours that goes to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, among other sites. Sounds like a fun flight.

You will love it. What airline are you flying?



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RE: I'm Back With Goodies, Grand Canyon Rd Trip W/pics

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:22 pm

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 8):
You will love it. What airline are you flying?

I bet I will. I think the airline is called King Airlines or something...I'm not sure, as I didn't book the tickets.
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