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  • posted: December 16 @ 8:02pm
I drove about an hour out of my way today so I could see London Bridge in Arizona.

@shularbrau it wasn't quite 4 hours out of the way to see a twine ball but this is day one.

Comments

LG3 says:
from the thumb i thought you were in the uk. still a sweet shot!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:05pm -
Dunkle Swiftkick says:
@LG3 It's better than going to the UK, the UK came to Arizona. Wait a second, its not at all better.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:12pm -
Pip says:
Sweet! I want to go there someday!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:15pm -
mynameisjason says:
lake havasu? is that right?
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 8:44pm -
hale. says:
you're in my state. if you make it to phx, look me up.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:08pm -
Dunkle Swiftkick says:
@mynameisjason yep, Lake Havasu and my name is Jason too.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:09pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Union Jack!
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:11pm -
Juan Pablo Garcia says:
At first glance, I thought you were the flag.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:19pm -
joebeard says:
I visited there once...... you can do some amazingly interesting things....
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:20pm -
joebeard says:
P.S. I have a friend who works at Dreamworks.....
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:20pm -
joebeard says:
P.S.S. I live with @hale so you can look both of us up.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:22pm -
Dunkle Swiftkick says:
@joebeard I think on our way back we are stopping for the night in Phoenix if you guys are around we should grab a beer or at least a photo. Check out my photo from yesterday for our route.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 9:29pm -
hale. says:
road trip, so cool.

tourist traps in AZ:

GOING:

north of Flagstaff: the Grand Canyon. maybe avoid the skywalk, i heard it sucks, is expensive and you're not allowed to take photos. maybe stop at Bedrock on the way, a mock Flinstones village.

north of Flagstaff: Lava Tube - mile long underground tunnel formed by lava. rocky and dark, there are no lights and it's cold year round. kinda neat, kinda scary, may be inaccessible due to snow.

Flagstaff: mountain/college town. food, drink, etc. should be easy to find stuff to do here.

Holbrook: dinosaur statues, Wigwam Motel, Petrified National Park.

between Flagstaff and NM state line - various Native American arts, crafts and jewelry shops.

RETURN ROUTE:

between the NM state line and Tucson off I-10: The Thing. i've never actually been there, but you'll see the billboards.

southeast of Tucson: Tombstone, AZ- OK Corral, Boot Hill, etc. kind of out of the way.

south of Tucson: Titan Missle Museum - cold war era underground missle silo.

south of Tucson: Mexico. it's like another country.

southern part of Tucson: Pima Air and Space Museum - historic aircraft in various states or preservation. pretty cool.

between Tucson and Phoenix: Casa Grande Nat'l Monument. - multi-story Native American ruin in the middle of the desert.

between Tucson and Phoenix: Florence Prison Arts and Crafts store - on a less traveled, but nicer route between the two cities is Florence, home to state and federal prisons. there is a boutique (shack) that sells prisoner made goods. usually staffed by prisoners too, and it's outside the fences and walls.

Phoenix: various museums, parks, etc. Papago Park and the Heard Museum are nice.

Phoenix: my house. let's hang out, go eat, grab some drinks.

between Phoenix and CA state line: mostly empty desert.

between Phoenix and CA state line: Hi Jolly monument, Quartzite AZ - monument to a camel trainer who tended the camels of the experimental mid-1800s US Army Camel Corps.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 10:44pm -
hale. says:
definitely need a Phx meetup - @joebeard, @jaymz!, @noelix, @armyofwhiskers, @funkfinger and myself. hit me at thisimageofman at gmail.
Posted: Dec 16th, 2009 - 10:48pm -
shularbrau says:
great shot. i'm pretty jealous of your cross-country trip.

ps: Dunkle is a way cooler first time than Jason
Posted: Dec 17th, 2009 - 6:11am -
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