The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

The adventures of an Aussie girl living in the American Southwest...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Flagstaff & Football

You may think that these two things have nothing in common.... Flagstaff, a town in Northern Arizona at an altitude of about 7000 ft and about a 4 1/2hr drive west of Albuquerque... and Football (the Australian variety of course). But in mid November the two combined and we made the trip to see it!

The story actually starts when Brad found out that his football team Collingwood were coming to Flagstaff, Arizona for a week of high altitude training. Now for those of you who don't know, Collingwood is my least favourite team, so I was less than thrilled when Brad suggested we leave at 6am to make the 4 1/2hr drive to Flagstaff to watch the guys train! But being the fantastic wife that I am we went (hey, that was some quality knitting time in the car)! We arrived to see the guys training. Here are a couple of pics:

These are about the best two photos. Brad sat there complaining about the quality of our camera the whole time we were there. It wasn't until I took a photo that came out crystal clear that we realised that his hands had been shaking because he was so excited!

After we left the boys (who I have to admit were pretty nice), we drove down to Sedona. The scenery we saw on the way was beautiful, not quite what we expected to see in Arizona!

Sedona itself was a gorgeous town. It reminded us of Santa Fe but had a much more scenic back drop:

We spent some time exploring Sedona and the following morning we headed out to the "Out of Africa Wildlife Park". If you ever get a chance to visit this park, I highly recommend it. While we were there we got to see some amazing animals up close and personal!

All in all it was a great trip (even though we did see Collingwood instead of the Bulldogs).

By the way, it has snowed all day here (about 3-4 inches). I should have some good pictures for you all in my next post!


  • At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi! Just found your blog, looking for other NM bloggers/knitters. Glad to find you. The snow does this weird reflective thing with the street lights - I've never seen it anyplace else - sometimes it wakes me up in the middle of the night, it gets so bright.

  • At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i hate collingwood as weel. personally if i had to see nathan buckley i'd be torn between wanting to see some AFL and being sick.

    i love the snow pics - it has been weather gone made here in melbourne. happy new year!


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