Monday, November 22, 2010

Flagstaff, AZ

Our room

Last Thursday, my brother and I took a two day trip to the South Rim and Flagstaff. Flagstaff is one of my top 5 American cities. It's a combination of things, but I love going there. We stayed at the historic Hotel Monte Vista and got the Humphrey Bogart room.

We arrived there Thursday afternoon after a couple hours at the South Rim. Thursday night and Friday morning were spent wandering the city to see what we could see.

No ghosts in our room... that we know of.

The hotel at night

The Babbitt Building across from the hotel

A row of shops

Looking north on San Francisco St.

"We are now arriving in Flagstaff."

Visitor Center and Amtrak stop

Thursday night dinner at Diablo Burger

I had the DB House burger - blackened burger with cheese, pesto and a fried egg on an English muffin

Friday morning breakfast of huevos rancheros

The Bank Hotel building

A row of shops south of the tracks


Church of the Nativity


Gargoyles guard Baby Jebus

Hotel Weatherford

Disrepair in Flagstaff

More disrepair

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ

Visitor Center

On Thursday morning, we drove up to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Vast and majestic. We had some interesting light and shadow while walking the Rim Trail. Enjoy.

Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Prawn Hunter!

On Monday, my brother and I took a 2 night, 3 day road trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Puerto Peñasco is about 4 hours south of Phoenix on the northern coast of the Sea of Cortéz. It's the offseason, so the beaches and town were pretty quiet.

We rented a condo at Las Palmas, which is on Sandy Beach just up the coast from the town. The town itself, known for its seafood industry, is pretty run down, but it was fun sightseeing and seeing another culture in action. The weather was nearly perfect and a good time was had by all.

Sunrise from the balcony

Mid-day from the balcony

Sunset from the balcony

Exploding sunset over the Sea of Cortéz

The condo

The Point

Walking along the seaside in Puerto Peñasco

The plaza

Disrepair in Puerto Peñasco

More disrepair

An uninspiring lunch

A gull eyeballing our lunch


I bet you do, Panama Red

Fishing boats in the harbor

Walking the beach near the condo

A boy and his burrito

Surveying the night sky from the balcony over a whisky & water and Cuban cigar. Boo-yeah!