On Sunday we continued west, passing through Pagosa Springs and Durango before taking a left at Cortez.

In Pagosa Springs we found a bakery that had a cinammon roll I’m going to try and recreate when I get home. The dough wasn’t overly sweet and had a taste like Sally Lund bread. The old Chuckwagon restaurant in Lindsborg used to serve dinner rolls that were similar to those found in Pagosa Springs, though smaller and with a more “normal” bread taste, not the richness of Sally Lund.

After leaving Cortez we passed through Four Corners, where we did a little shopping at the trading posts that surround the monument marking the intersection of 4 states. We then spent the late afternoon north of Kayenta, Arizona, photographing and exploring Monument Valley.

Monday morning we passed through the Grand Canyon on our way down to interstate 40. We made it to Barstow before stopping for the day and arrived in Palo Alto on Tuesday afternoon.

On both Saturday, Sunday and Monday the air was hazy, reducing photo quality, but I managed to take a few images worth sharing. The first few pictures are from central Colorado, followed by some images taken around Monument Valley and finishing with the Grand Canyon. No surprise, there are even more pictures on Flickr:
central Colorado, Monument Valley, and the Grand Canyon.

central Colorado

central Colorado

central Colorado

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon