Friday, July 31, 2009

Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

These are pictures I took while driving through the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert in Arizona. And, yes, this is where I saw the gorgeous park ranger (Trey). The "Newspaper Rock" are petroglyphs (literally, rock writing or writing on the rock) which the ancient natives used as a form of communication (think Egyptian heiroglyphics). I also couldn't resist taking a picture of the national park gift store that displayed a sign stating they sold cold beer. Especially when only a few yards away is a sign that asks travelers, "Please do not drink and drive" It also makes me wonder, since everything else in the store is petrified, is the beer also?

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