Saturday, March 12, 2011

Take the long way home

Some times, the best part of a trip is the long way home.

 Just sit back, soak in the scenery, and take the long way home. 

Your life? Doesn't compare to anything on the long way home. 

I love this long way home.

22 comments:

Snapper II said...

The long way home is so beautiful. Time is on your side "The long way home"
I'm at the age where I fear I've already taken the "Long way home" I've been Blessed "The long way home"
Great Blog.

Banjo52 said...

Colors are amazing here. Can you tell us where this is, like on a map?

Naturedigital said...

The longer the way, the longer you can enjoy the beauty outside.
Costas

Pat Tillett said...

B E A U T I F U L ! ! !
I'm totally with you! I like the long way and I like to get off the major highways and take side roads!
Great post Brenda!

Kathy said...

I think this was a great trip!

Thérèse said...

Always seize the opportunity allowed by time.
Very appeasing pictures.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi,
la foto n° 1 è assolutamente grandiosa !!!!
Magnifica immagine :)
Buona domenica :)
Myrioam

desertsandbeyond said...

Absolutely beautiful! We're in Prescott this weekend and are heading up to the Grand Canyon today.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

You take the best pictures, Brenda. I see things in your photos that I would never even believe exist here, in Arizona.

Thanks for the earworm!

The Long Way Home

Brenda's Arizona said...

Banjo - photo #1, Church Rock is here on a map:
38° 4' 26.34" N
109° 20' 43.11" W

Thank you all for your comments!!!
And Cyndi, yes an ear-worm! I have been humming "Take the Long Way Home" by Supertramp.

Rohrerbot said...

Brenda!!! Those pics are wonderful! I remember that rock from childhood in 8th grade a long time ago....the first pic. We were heading on doing a rafting trip on the San Pedro River around the 4 corners.....is that where this is around? I don't know, but you have me excited for Spring break:)

altadenahiker said...

Oh, I love John Ford country. Great story pictures.

Sandra said...

so glad you shared your long way home with us, beauty surrounds you and now us. love that road scene. i am wondering how much gas money you spent taking The Long Way Home. i say this because we USED to do a lot of driving around on weekends exploring places in our county, due to the gas hike we no longer do that.

tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The things we miss when we take shortcuts.

Adsila said...

You just might miss the interesting things if you don't take the backroads. My friend and I do it often and we have come across breathtaking scenery and unusual finds.

Barb said...

Following Blue Highways is always best - the long way home. Your photos have such depth - beautifully shot.

Elaine said...

These are beautiful shots--the long way home is so much more soothing than the quickest way. We like to take the backroads whenever we can.

The Retired One said...

Love that song!!
And love those shots!

David L Macaulay said...

wow - well it certainly is when you have views like that...

Banjo52 said...

Glad to see someone (Barb) still using the phrase "blue highways," which author William Least Heat Moon made famous in the 80s--or so I thought. And with or without that label, it's nice to hear other people enjoying the long way, which is almost always richer in sights. I hope there is never a VIRTUAL Rt. 66 or Highway 50 or National Road. Every time I use an interstate or freeway, I go to 19 confessions. That's a lie, but I should.

Banjo52 said...

P.S. That final shot is fantastic. And thanks for tip on Church Rock.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm kinda headed out that way come the end of April. Making a special stop in Gallop.