While this part does not have have anything to do with getting to Sawgrass, it does tie up the end of the trip. After a night in Albuquerque, it was on to Sedona AZ:
Our good friends Lee & Nancy moved to Sedona two years ago and after visiting them last year on our way to Michigan, we had to stop again this trip and say hi:
This is the view from their back window, pretty spectacular!
A couple of views from their back deck:
On Thursday we all visited a small mining town called Jerome. In the late 1800's copper was found in this area, and by 1938 millions of pounds of copper had been mined and smelted here. By 1953 Jerome was a nearly a ghost town, but a small number of hippies and artists moved there to save the town. Now it's an historic area and part state park:
Very interesting town, high on the side of the mountain, about 5,000 feet. Definitely worth the trip, make sure you go to the Douglas House for the history of the town. After a seemingly, way too short 45 hours, we were back on the road to home. Mileage as we left Sedona:
Back into California:
And finally back home at 8:30 pm Friday, Sept. 13, 2013:
A long and winding road that was well worth the effort. I want to thank my wife Susan for all the work she did with taking care of pictures and support along the way! What a trouper! Thanks for following along everyone, cheers!