Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Day trip to Flagstaff

The Sunday before Christmas, we drove up to Flagstaff w/ Linda and Al. We were looking forward to seeing some snow!

Flagstaff visitors center welcome sign
For lunch, we went to Swaddee Thai (under the same management as the Scottsdale and Chandler locations). We ordered the following dishes to share:
  • Tom Ka
  • Massaman Curry
  • Spicy Catfish
  • Pineapple Fried Rice
All of the dishes were very flavorful and well-prepared. Here are the pics:
Swaddee Thai - Tom KaSwaddee Thai - Massaman CurrySwaddee Thai - Spicy CatfishSwaddee Thai - Pineapple Fried Rice
After lunch, we took a brief stroll around downtown Flagstaff and then drove a few miles to
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. The volcano was created in a series of eruptions sometime between 1040 and 1100.

Sunset Crater Volcano
Here's a good picture of the crater:
Sunset Crater Volcano(from Wikipedia)

We spotted this cool snowman:
snowman near Sunset Crater
We also went to Wupatki National Monument (which is about 10 miles from Sunset Crater). Here's a pic of the pueblo (~900 years old):
Wupatki Pueblo
We achieved our mission of seeing snow (and visiting a few new places)! That makes it 5 straight years (of seeing snow) - '03 in Chicago; '04 in Snowbowl/Flagstaff; '05 in Denver; '06 in Montreal; '07 in Flagstaff.

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