On August 9th, it was time to make the next to last jog to Dallas, before the return to Florida. But this time I took the time to make two more stops along the way. First stop on the Dallas leg was to Sedona, AZ. It really was a choice between Sedona and the Grand Canyon.... Sedona won as my choice as I'd seen the GC in 1971. The trip to Sedona was well worth it as it exceeded my expectations. I worked hard to bring out the majestic beauty of Sedona's vast landscape. The scenery was plentiful with amazing vista's of the red rock formations as far as the eye could see. I spent a total of 4 hours driving the various trails that had been set up for visitors to take it all in. I started out again to east to visit another recommended sight - The Meteor Crater in Winslow, AZ. I took some nice captures but cursed myself for not having a 11-16mm wide angle lens. And besides, this attraction has way more impact from higher altitude, like from a helicopter, for instance. After an overnight 30 miles east of Winslow, I made the push to Dallas.
I think I am going to include some photos from my iPhone camera as I had the best photos. I obviously could not use the Nikon while driving and didn't want to stop. I needed to make the 500 mile jog and get to my friend Jimmie's house before it got too late. I did not like this drive until I hit north Texas.... and even then text 150 mile surge was a pain until I came upon a double rainbow. My stay in Dallas was SUPER thanks to Jimmie and his wife Carmen who treated me wonderfully. We visited downtown Dallas, and took a trip to the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the campus of SMU. I even received a bonus visit with my cousin Matthew who I hadn't seen since he was 3 years old!! That was 21 years ago! At that point is where the photos stopped. I traveled to Jacksonville to see my son, and pick up my dog Paco on 8/14/14. And then the 350 mile drive down the East coast of Florida to get home. Thirty days had gone by and in total I drove 6,655 miles in my Honda.
Hope you all like the photos.... was great sharing it with you.