|20th August 2008, 01:09||#76|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pune - India
Thanked: 38 Times
In Feb this year I did a Phoenix-Las Vegas-Grand Canyon-Phoenix over one of the weekends, will do a write-up soon with pics
Had originaly taken a Mustang to do it but swapped it with Chevy Impala later on.
In an previous attempt I used a Pontiac G-6 but had to return from Flagstaff due to heavy Snowfalls
|20th August 2008, 05:05||#77|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Jun 2006
Thanked: 3,712 Times
That comes as a great compliment from the people whose travelogues are the most revered on the forum.
Deciding to drive into the storm was a risky one. I would have not taken it had the so-called "real-time" weather report, as communicated to me by a friend, been accurate. But when I got the true taste of what it was like, driving forward looked as good or bad an option as driving back or staying put. As much as we were excited to see the sister funnels, there was fear. None of the three of us let out a word till we were out of it. The car was constantly being pushed and pulled by the strong gusts of wind. The trucks were finding it difficult to keep to the marked lanes. I could have snapped the situation, but
1> the camera wouldn't have been able to catch anything.
2> here the risk involved was of a much higher degree.
3> Most important - It did not even come to my mind!
Generally I love long drives in the rain, but on this occasion we wanted it to get over soon. Ironically during the first half of the days journey, the bright sunlight was hurting my head, was cursing my luck for clouds and rain not making its presence felt.
Waiting eagerly for the story.
Thinking of it, one of the alternatives, had the answer to the question regarding leaves been 1, was a plan on flying to Phoenix or Albuquerque and do the same loop in the reverse direction. Doing it completely by road was the first preference, this being a roadtrip. Fortunately,thats how it turned out.
Last edited by 1100D : 20th August 2008 at 05:12.
|21st August 2008, 00:55||#80|
Join Date: May 2008
Thanked: 0 Times
Great Stuff there 1100D. I think you ought to be paid for this travelogue by U.S. Tourism Dept. . The Photographs were stunning, great composition. Did you use a SLR or a regular point and shoot camera?
Looking forward to your next Road trip.
|15th July 2009, 09:46||#81|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Feb 2004
Thanked: 43 Times
Stellar travelogue ! I vaguely remembered reading about some trip to some place with red sands (Monument Valley) in AZ and was hunting for this travelogue. For the life of me, I couldn't recall what the place was called..haha, so after a very exhaustive search of two days, ok more life 20mins :P, I found your travelogue. The reason for writing this drivel is I'll be driving soon from east to west coast and am definitely, positively stopping over in AZ, bcos of this travelogue.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|2400 mile roadTrip - May 2012 (Hartford-Chicago-Wisconsin-Detroit-ElkCountry-Hfd)||arjithin||Travelogues||10||10th June 2012 03:24|
|Visit to The Grand Canyon in Jul-09||Shutterbugger||Travelogues||5||9th January 2010 10:29|
|210 Horses around a River - The GRAND Canyon||Saurabh M||Travelogues||52||13th September 2008 23:22|
|Las vegas - Grand Canyon route||abhijitaparadh||Route / Travel Queries||3||20th August 2008 13:57|