|The routes followed for our 2009 trip.
South and east from Phoenix on I-10 to Benson where we detoured to
Tombstone for a few hours. Then I-20 east to Las Cruces.
After the competition, we took I-25 north, exited short of
Albuquerque on New Mexico highway 6 at Los Lunas to take a shortcut
to I-40, I-40 west to Williams, stopping at the Petrified Forest and
Winslow along the way, and then Arizona highway 64 north to the
Grand Canyon. Then it was 64 back to I-40 at Williams, a few
miles east on I-40 to Flagstaff, then I-17 south back to Phoenix.
|We flew into Phoenix in 2009 as we had in
2003, 2004, 2005, and 2008. As much as we find it an annoyingly
crowded airport, the best airfares are generally to there.