The Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park was one of the most unique parks we have visited so far. The scenery is nothing like we have ever seen before. The Painted Desert is just as its name suggests with various blues, greens, and purples painting the landscape.

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We stayed at the Crystal Rock Gift Shop. Right behind the shop they allow campers to park for free. It’s basically a gravel lot, but you can’t argue with free. We really loved looking at the petrified wood while walking most of the paths through the park. We even spent some time on Historic Route 66.

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The park is super dog friendly so we were able to enjoy it all together and take some really cute pictures.

I am so glad we stopped to check out this unique park and take just a glimpse into the Jurassic period, a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

On the way out we drove through Holbrook  which is one of the towns, Radiator Springs (from the movie Cars), was based on. It did look strangely familiar as we drove through.

Just another awesome spot in Arizona! We can’t get enough of that state!

Love,

Lindsey, Gerrit, Oakley, and Ella

Job 40:15-24

15“Take a look at Behemoth, which I made, just as I made you. It eats grass like an ox.
16 See its powerful loins and the muscles of its belly.
17 Its tail is as strong as a cedar. The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together.
18 Its bones are tubes of bronze. Its limbs are bars of iron.
19 It is a prime example of God’s handiwork, and only its Creator can threaten it

20 The mountains offer it their best food, where all the wild animals play.
21 It lies under the lotus plants, hidden by the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotus plants give it shade among the willows beside the stream.
23 It is not disturbed by the raging river, not concerned when the swelling Jordan rushes around it.
24 No one can catch it off guard or put a ring in its nose and lead it away.

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