Flagstaff Journals

Flagstaff Retreat

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A March 2005 trip to Flagstaff by MilwVon

David at the Grand Canyon Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Having recently purchased our timeshare at Fairfield Flagstaff, we were anxiously looking forward to this vacation. While it wasn't quite springtime yet, we really had a wonderful time!

American Dream Tours - The Grand Canyon

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American Dream Tours - The Grand Canyon Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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One of the seven wonders of the world, no matter how many times you visit the Grand Canyon, there is always something new to see and experience.We took a tour with American Dream Tours of Flagstaff. They picked us up at the Fairfield Resort at 9am and had us back after a full day at around 6:30pm. Look them up at www.AmericanDreamTours.com--$85 per person is a real bargain when you consider that the price includes park admission, lunch, and plenty of beverages.Our tour guide (Drew) took us to several spots along the south rim, including one "secret" place that is off the beaten path and away from the usual tourist overlooks. Not only did we see the Grand Cany...Read More

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American Dream Tours - The Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon, AZ
Flagstaff, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

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Attraction | "Day Trip to the Petrified Forest"

Petrified Forest National Park Photo, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
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This is a "must-see" in the National Park Service system!! The Petrified Forest and Painted Desert are connected by a 26-mile loop road. As you drive through the park and see all of the logs and tree fragments scattered over the landscape, it is nearly impossible to imagine the area millions of years ago. There are several overlooks and walks that provide you with opportunities to see and even touch the petrified wood. REMINDER: TOUCH--DO NOT TAKE! It is a federal offense to take samples. If you are interested in owning a piece of petrified wood, we suggest you stop at Jim Grays' Petrified Wood Shop located on the west end of the park in the town of Holbrook, AZ. They are open one...Read More

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 86028
(928) 524-6228

Day Trips to the US National Parks

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David at the Grand Canyon Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona
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If you enjoy touring the US National Parks and Monuments, this is a wonderful home base for a vacation! With our US National Parks Pass in hand, we were able to take in seven different sites. Right outside of Flagstaff is Sunset Crater Monument, which is adjacent to the Wupatki National Monument. The loop road divides the lava flows of Sunset Crater Volcano, which makes for a great opportunity to get out and hike. As you exit Sunset Crater through the beautiful high desert, you will enter the plains that were home to many Native Americans. The loop road that connects these two National Monument areas allows vehicles to venture out to several pueblo homes of the natives of this area som...Read More

Sedona, Arizona

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Entering Sedona from the North Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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If you are planning a trip to northern Arizona, you've certainly heard of Sedona and the surrounding red-rock areas. We only had time to drive through Sedona en route to Phoenix on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We found the landscape to be breathtaking. Slide Rock State Park is on the north end of town and was jammed and essentially inaccessible. (We were there Easter weekend.) We traveled up into a housing development on the south side of town. There, among the $250,000 homes, was a small pack of javelinas (essentially wild pigs - see photo below). They were rooting through trash cans in the neighborhood, looking for food no doubt. We wish we had had more time to really loo...Read More

Two Dining Experiences in Flagstaff

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During our weeklong vacation in Flagstaff, we found a couple of local restaurants through www. restaurant.com. If you haven't used them for dining gift certificates, you should do yourself a favor and reduce your dining expenses while on vacation or even around your hometown community.Jotini's on the Green2380 N. Oakmont Dr.Flagstaff(928) 527-7998Jotini's is located at the golf club overlooking the San Francisco Peaks and the golf course. The large fireplace and beautiful view were very nice. In addition to the full-service dining room, there is also a small sports bar with TVs throughout.We dined at Jotini's twice because of their close proximity to the Fairfield R...Read More