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23 Feb 09 We visited Peter’s Grandpa & Grandma Isom's burial site in Phoenix AZ. We looked all over for Peter’s Grandmother’s gravestone--it was next to Grandpa’s when Peter visited years ago. Peter, in exasperation, dug up the ground and found it had been buried.
24 Feb 09 We’re in Tombstone AZ. Here’s Lori with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday. Wyatt told Lori that with the shirt she wore, she could visit them all day!
24 Feb 09 Lori is thrown in the Tombstone jail… Really, doesn't she look like a hardened criminal?
24 Feb 09 … and hanged…
24 Feb 09 … and put on display…
25 Feb 09 This little guy (a ring-necked duck) was the hit of our visit to St David AZ. He entertained us on several occasions.
25 Feb 09 What little duck could be more of a ham!
27 Feb 09 At the entrance of the Queen Mine in Bisbee AZ. We went deep into the mountain.
27 Feb 09 Our guide uses Lori to demonstrate how dynamite and blasting caps are used in mining.
27 Feb 09 Peter, with phased-out mining lamps. We used these battery-lamps on our tour inside Queen Mine.
27 Feb 09 This is one of St Patrick’s Catholic Church’s large (25') stained-glass windows. St Patrick’s, in Bisbee AZ was built 1915-1917.
01 Mar 09 We’re visiting Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona. It’s a fantastic wonderland of rock formations.
01 Mar 09 Again, Lori on the trail.
01 Mar 09 Lori on the trail.
01 Mar 09 Peter pushed this rock off the trail.
01 Mar 09 Some of the enormous stones are tall and some are short. Lori thinks a UFO came here ages ago and made these formations.
01 Mar 09 This Yucca is 10 feet tall; the rock spires are 100 feet tall.
01 Mar 09 Lori with other faces in the photo.
03 Mar 09 More of Lori in Chiricahua Monument. (We came back for a second visit so we could hike the long route.)
01 Mar 09 This photo shows a little of the enormous variety in the Monument.
03 Mar 09 Lori becomes very small in Chiricahua Monument.
03 Mar 09 Most of the rock formations have names, but you can easily make up your own with what you see.
03 Mar 09 "Punch & Judy."
03 Mar 09 Puppy dog.
03 Mar 09 Lori again in Chiricahua Monument.
03 Mar 09 Lizard on the trail.
08 Mar 09 We visited the 17th-century Franciscan Mission ruins of Quarai, part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in central New Mexico. The light was great for getting photos inside and outside the ruins.
03 Mar 09 Peter in a rock on the trail.
08 Mar 09 Ruins of Quarai.
08 Mar 09 Ruins of Quarai.
08 Mar 09 Lori, at the church ruins at Abo (church finished in 1620s), also part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.