We just got back from a 13 day, 4100 mile road trip through the American Southwest. The weather forecasts were from 25 to 88. Actuals temps ranged from 27 to 90. We didn’t plan to do laundry, so my wheelie duffle weighed a ton.

WIW: Most of the time I wore hiking pants, a tee, hiking shoes and some kind of jacket. I took a couple of fleece shirts, a fleece hoodie, a utility jacket, a nanopuff, and a rain jacket. I took a few extra clothes in case we wanted to dress up just a little, for dinner. But we never did that. We looked fine, hopefully. I took one pair of Salomon hiking shoes, Adidas sneakers, and a pair of Teva sandals. I wish I had taken another pair hiking shoes instead of the sandals. I was sick of the Salomons by the time we got home.

What we saw: The American Southwest is gorgeous. We went to Tucson, Guadalupe Mountains, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and visited family in Texas. We went on a bicycle tour at the Grand Canyon, and even while riding, I wore fleece and a nanopuff. The south rim is at 7000 feet in elevation, and it was chilly.
1-3 Outfits
4 Grand Canyon NP
5 Saguaro NP
6 Roadrunner in our hotel parking lot in Tucson. We spent some time there, waiting for our windshield to be replaced.
7 Wild turkeys in Carlsbad NP
8 I nearly stepped on these rattlesnakes near Kingman, AZ. Lucky for me they didn’t bite me. Otherwise, our trip would have ended before it really started.
9 Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, TX
10 Slug Bug Ranch near Cadillac Ranch. My husband loaned me his jacket because mine was packed.
11 Petrified log

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