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Petrified Trees and a Desert Paint Job

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We said farewell to beautiful Arizona this morning with a visit to the Petrified Forest National Park. Neither this space nor my fingertips will allow me to explain what Petrified all those trees, but just know it took a long time and the results are beautiful. The park is huge, comprising 52,000 acres

I did not realize that The Painted Desert, a small part of it at least, can also be seen in the park. Astounding beauty!

I’m told that this is not the only place petrifed wood can be found. In fact it has been discovered in other states and other countries. This is, however the largest find anywhere in the world.

Tomorrow we’ll continue meandering eastward, hoping to find some treasures of our more recent history along Old Route 66.

 

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7 comments on “Petrified Trees and a Desert Paint Job

  1. harmon1940 says:

    George wants to know if you are sitting around your campfire eating a plate of beans?

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    1. No. I’m in a motel waiting for my pizza delivery. Still, I bet we may have some Blazing Saddles!!!😊😳😜

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  2. Have you found any landscapes that aren’t spectacular????
    Enjoy New Mexico!

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    1. No sir, can’t say I have. A very amazing area for sure! Thx!

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  3. harmon1940 says:

    Just like the movie…..??

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  4. Nancy Hughes says:

    Sounds like a great day!

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  5. Linda says:

    Sounds like you’re enjoying your trip. Note points of interest on Rte 66 for me.

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