Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On the Road: NV-AZ-UT

On the first full day of our Vegas vacation, we planned on a day trip to Zion National Park. We found out that from the Strip, the national park is only about 2.5 hours drive - easily doable. Afterall, we've done day trips farther than this.

This road trip stretched to three states: Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Two and a half hours in the car, a coffee mug filled to the brim, camera with battery fully charged and an incredible landscape, all these conspired to produce the following drive by shots.

IMGP4999
Leaving Las Vegas.

IMGP5001
A bit dreary.

IMGP5004
No traffic - on schedule.

IMGP5034
Blue skies here.

IMGP5037
Wide open roads, lots of wide open spaces.

IMGP5039
Love these kind of road trips.

IMGP5054
Entering Arizona Republic.

IMGP5060
Inside Arizona.

IMGP5079
To say this is a scenic route is an understatement.

IMGP5088
Scenic route.

IMGP5090
Rock formation.

IMGP5098
More pretty landscape.

IMGP5099
We're getting closer to our destination.

IMGP5102
Entering Utah.

More to come from this day trip.

SKYWATCH is a weekly gathering of sky lovers and sky watchers. Join us.

24 comments:

  1. When you think about it, Maria, we all should be gobsmacked by what our country has to offer. No wonder so many of Astrid's Dutch friends at work choose to go on vacation there...and when they go, they drive around these places for hundreds of miles! The views really ARE spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG, your drive-by shots are so beautiful, as if done on a tripod! The views are really spectacular. Do you just shoot with the car rolling by? And thanks for the tour, as ive not been there.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This sure is a great road trip.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonderful skies and landscapes. I would have enjoyed that drive. Such great view.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amazing scenery to enjoy along your road trip.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great shots and skies of Utah area ~ remember doing that road trip ~ thanks,


    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Some excellent views captures on your road trip to Utah from Nevada.

    Have a good weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are my favorite kind of road trips, with wide open spaces! Looking forward to more.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awesome views along the road trip.
    Very different here -traffic jam anywhere :(
    Thanks for stopping by.

    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/07/teletubbies-hill.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing drive by captures. All taken so well.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your description "To say this is a scenic route is an understatement." sure fits this fantastic scenery♬♬♬ How wonderful it must be to enjoy the driving there.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful,beautiful pictures.Makes me want to go!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Transports me back to our road trip through Utah - fifteen years ago. Same vast skies - loved it. Great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I grew up in Arizona, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Your pics made me homesick for the great views.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yes its amazing scenery. your images are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Incredible scenery, marvelous photos and I can't wait to see more of them. I can't wait to get back to this part of the USA. That blue sky seems to go on forever, as do the roads.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The road and roadside shots make an interesting series. I like the wide open spaces these states have to offer. A very nice post.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a fantastic road trip! I would love to visit Nevada, Arizona and Utah.
    Just amazing wide roads spaces, stunning landscape and fabulous rock formation.
    You took breathtaking pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you so much for your compliments to my old photos.
    Have a nice weekend. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful photos - I've driven that stretch of highway several times. But I've never been in the passenger seat able to take photos.

    ReplyDelete
  20. A gorgeous series of photos! The landscape and skies are amazing. All these wide open space...

    ReplyDelete
  21. thanks for taking us on the road with you… such beautiful views!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Maria, what a spectacular road trip. Really scenic and so peaceful. I'm so jealous. I've been wanting to do this trip but always got set aside. I'm sure I'll be even more jealous when I see your Zion post.

    ReplyDelete
  23. The desert is pretty when you don't have to live in it.

    ReplyDelete