Western Road Trip

20 Oct
Grand Canyon

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

Nothing beats a road trip from Colorado to Arizona to get in touch with the Old West. Once again, Women Writing the West outdid themselves by producing the best conference experience ever near Wickenburg, Arizona. We took advantage of the destination by taking to the highway to get there, via the Grand Canyon. As if the stupendous beauty of the Grand Canyon was not enough to feed our spirits, there was plenty of western culture along the way.

Mule Train

Mule pack train at the Grand Canyon

Durango, Colorado provided yet another historic highlight to the trip. A narrow gauge steam train runs from Durango to Silverton, and houses a museum in its depot. Evidence of my book subject, General William Palmer, founder of the D&RG railroad, which connected Durango to the nation, can be found at every turn. Durango’s historic downtown is worthy as a destination in itself.

Joyce B. Lohse, 10/20/10


Posted by on October 20, 2010 in Western history, Western Travel


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2 responses to “Western Road Trip

  1. Gwyn Ramsey

    October 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I love the pictures. What an adventure. Sure wish I had not missed this one. See you in Seattle.

  2. joyce4books

    October 25, 2010 at 8:53 am

    You were missed, my friend. I’ll definitely look forward to seeing you in Seattle, Cowgirl!


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