After a morning hike on the white house trail at 7am, I returned to Thunderbird motel to pack up, ate breakfast, and hit the long road back to Flagstaff. The long and somewhat boring route when one gets to highway 40 must have been the reason so many strange, somewhat alarmingly bizarre roadside attractions were placed here in the first place. As I came over the ridge of another part of the dreary highway the madness appeared. Giant dinosaurs sort of crappy looking, with mannequins hanging out of their jaws, other mannequins posed by rusted out cars and school busses. It was creepy and bizarre and somewhat cool.
Escaping the desert heat I drove and drove up through Phoenix, and into the cool pines of Flagstaff. I had some great pizza, coffee at an interesting coffee house and just enjoyed the cool weather. I then broke free of the huge population, 50,000 or so of Flagstaff and hit the road East into the Navajo Nation. Heading East on interstate 40 for about 50 or so miles, I then made the turn North onto 191 further into Navajo land I ventured, until I reached my destination. Canyon de Chelly is a natural wonder that is so breathtaking even my photo will only give the viewer a glimpse or suggestion of its true beauty