New Mexico and Arizona

This church is from the 17th century.
The ice caves was kind of cool. It was 95F in the shade, but down a couple of sets of stairs into this open cave there is ice. So what keeps it cold? Well... that would be the volcano... No really. The volcanic rock that the cave is porous, and it insulates the area so well that ice forms in the caves below.
We walked along this ancient lava flow and our shoes didn't even melt!
The trees have trouble living in the lava/ash soil, so they form weird shapes.
We crossed the continental divide. All the water on one side goes to the Pacific, on the other side it flows to the Atlantic.
This is the crater of the volcano that left the land all around covered with lava and ash.
We got lost in the back woods and ended up in small goat tracks that I would have been nervous to take an ATV over, never mind an Impala. We finally found a beautiful canyon with a decent road that went back to the I40.

We stopped at the Petrified forest and looked at some of the petrified logs in the visitor centre. We didn't drive through as it would have taken several hours and it was getting late. The petrified logs are all laying down.
In Flagstaff we made it to the Lowell observatory in time to look at the stars through this 114 year old telescope. This was the observatory that discovered Pluto.