Way Back When..

Near the end of March, boyfriend and I took a trip to see his dad in Arizona/New Mexico. His family lives on the Navajo reservation, so it was a really neat experience.

We also had a 7 hour drive just to get there, so to save our sanity we stopped often to take pictures and marvel at the beauty of the desert.


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And then I made him stop in Winslow, just so I could stand on the corner. Lifelong dream fulfilled.

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And finally.. the reservation.

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We also stayed in the 'legendary' El Rancho Hotel. It was old and in a kinda crappy part of Gallup, because one night we totally heard a gunshot. But apparently they used to shoot tons of movies in that area, and all the actors would stay at that hotel. (I.E. Mae West, John Wayne.. even some presidents.)

11 comments:

LyddieGal said...

You got some cool photos, and i'm glad your life long dream was fulfilled!!

Chic on the Cheap

Megan and Justin said...

sweet pictures! my grandpa served his mission on a Navajo reservation so he always tells us crazy stories haha it looks like a really cool place :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

these pics are so beautiful and so "america". you're making me miss my home country! :)

Rachel said...

These photos are fantastic! Everything looks so authentic, I'd love to experience it x

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so amazing. x hivenn

Corinne said...

blogger hasn't been letting me post comments :(

I just wanted to let you know that those places look beautiful! And I'm so glad things are going well for you!!

Connie said...

How fun! This makes me miss the desert so bad!

Vanessa said...

What pretty pictures! Stopping to take pics sounds like the perfect way to make a 7 hour drive not so miserable!

samnhal said...

These pictures are so nice! What camera do you use? I agree, taking lots of stops make long trips way better.

S and O said...

Gorgeous pictures! The area looks simply beautiful!

xoxo
Olivia

Kell said...

I use a fujifilm finepix s1500.. it's a simple camera that gives me awesome pictures, I love it!