S: Return Trip To Michigan 2012
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1: Adam's April visit prior to our return to Michigan
2: The natural BEAUTY of the Arizona desert in bloom.
4: One of over 100 blooms on the new cereus cactus in our backyard. It blooms at night!
7: Blooms around the neighborhood.
8: Super moon rising over the Catalina Mountains| May 5
9: Our bird friends take their last drink before we turned off the fountain until next fall.
10: Let the drive begin. First stop, beautiful Sedona!
11: Look closely - How did Dan take the picture on the left?
12: Sedona and the Oak Canyon drive north to Flagstaff
13: Beautiful view along the way to Monument Valley
15: Monument Valley
16: The rugged drive through the valley
17: Monuments - Three Sisters and the Seven Totem Pole
18: Each of the many stops throughout the park provide spectacular views of the monuments.
19: Interesting vegetation adds to the beauty of the Valley.
23: Next stop - A Car Wash!!!, Moab, Utah and Arches National Park.
26: So many unusual rock formations as well as all the arches!
27: Beautiful stops and easy hikes to see the sights.
28: The hike in to see Sand Arch.
33: The rain comes just before the last stop.
34: We try to find Canyonlands using our GPS! Beautiful drive but road signs eventually got us there! | Really? This is the road to Canyonlands??
35: Had we followed the GPS, this is the way we would have entered. | Following the signs, our only hazards were the cows crossing the road. Once at the entrance, it was clear sailing.
39: The beautiful views of Canyonlands National Park
40: The vegetation and the education!
41: Interesting vegetation adds to the beauty of Canyonlands.
42: Views of the Green River Valley
43: Someone's children were standing on the edge of this ledge earlier - I couldn't watch!
46: The drive continues eastward through Colorado. Look at the snow on Copper Mountain - but no time for skiing.
47: Our hotel near Breckenridge, Colorado had these beautiful views of Lake Dillion.
48: Can you tell me which way that truck on the right is going? Trucks, trucks, trucks in Chicago! | We leave the beauty behind and continue east to Denver. Check the smog line on the horizon! | We caught bugs in Nebraska, knew we were in Iowa when we saw the wind farms, and the orange soldiers appeared in Illinois.
49: A welcomed sight is the "Pure Michigan" sign before the arrival back at the lake. | Sunset at the Knaup's! Thanks to good friends we enjoyed drinks and dinner upon arrival.
50: Eclipse of the Sun as seen on Higgins Lake - May 20th