Painted Desert National Monument
23 May 2008
I headed out east after spending the night in Winslow, Arizona. It was cold out and I cranked up the heater when I awoke. While walking the dogs in the morning, I came across three homeless people who had obviously spent that cold night sleeping behind a landrymat. Made me realize how fortunate I am. Drove about an hour and decided to visit the Painted Desert National Monument. I highly recommend this place, located about two hours east of Flagstaff off highway 40. Incredible. The picture doesn't even begin to do it justice. That is a piece of petrified wood at the bottom. There was petrified wood all over the ground in places and the colors of the landscape, it was like another planet or something. I stayed for several hours and explored many sites.