Today, we received Arizona, the land of National Park Systems filled with endless natural beauty. Many of you might already know the Grand Canyon is located in Arizona but a less popular national treasure is the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Personally I had never known these two parks were in Arizona, actually the location of these two parks were unknown, just mystery parks as the main focal point on postcards for the USA. Am I the only one? Hopefully ya’ll can give me some credit since I spent most of my life studying Japan instead of the USA. It actually raises the question of where the exact location of other national treasures are located? Millions around the world see breathtaking photos from these locations all the time, how many of us can tell where each one is located off the tops of heads?
Well, today I want to share with you these two National Preserved Parks that are actually go for a BOGO entrance fee. Bonus! Tourist can either enter through the top or bottom end of the park, it just depends on where you wish to start your trek. For us, we were traveling today from Santa Rosa, NM to Holbrook, AZ so we started in the Painted Desert and traveled up to the forest. It doesn’t matter either way though, just as long as you know where your car is pointed at the end of the trip to make it back home.