Arizona, a southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine–covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park, protecting cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape. Tucson is University of Arizona territory and home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
This is where the trip starts, flying in with Virgin Australia to LAX, then a quick flight over to Phoenix arriving the 27th September, 18. rented a vehicle from Alamo rental cars which on pick up was more than a tired traveller could stand.
Some of the stop off and sites of interest in Arizona
I have to date covered most of the southern part of Arizona, the traffic is heavy the roads are under constant repair, the other drivers are courteous, but they dont seem to follow many of the western worlds standard road rules. That said the places I have visited have been stupendous. The staff and the facilities second to none. However a lot of places are closed and dont return your emails or phone calls. i.e. Franklin Auto Museum is the best example.
Accomadations we should not complain ever about what we get and pay for in Australia, we certainly outrank the Americans when it comes to food, service, hotel ratings etc. The food is stodgy and full of cheese, gravy, carbs and everything else that is bad for you.
I have a second round at Arizona as i do with New Mexico and Texas. I travel through these states twice and Phoenix and Tuscon i will visit again.