After staying home sick on Friday, and lounging around the house like a lazy bum for most of Saturday, DaNece and I decided to take a drive on Sunday.
We drove through Camp Verde through Payson, up to Holbrook and then home. No particular reason behind the drive, we just wanted to get out of the house and see a part of the state that neither of us had before. So we loaded up the dogs and headed off.
8 1/2 hours, 4 counties, and over 400 miles later we arrived back at home, safe and sound. Neither of us were in a real picture-taking kind of mood, so photo-stops were at a minimum. For the most part we just sat back and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of northern arizona. A few of the photos that I did snap:
The bridge over East Verde River:
Forest lakes. Formed by snow-melt into the depressions of the forest, these shallow pools of water were a real treat. And the weirdest sound was coming from some of the banks.... FROGS! I can't imagine being a frog and hanging out in near-freezing water all day, but they were there:
Once we hit the interstate again we got to drive by the Cholla Power Plant outside of Joseph City. The power plant's flue gas stacks dominated the skyline, as we stood in 40-50MPH winds taking pictures:
About an hour before reaching home, the sun gave up its position on the horizon, and darkness settled over the road:
Next time we go through this beautiful area I think we will be spending some time at the rim, but it was just a bit too cold and windy for it this weekend.
I will probably update this post when DaNece uploads all her pictures from the day. :)