There were places in Arizona where I could have sworn I was already in Canada- lots of snow, mountains and pine forests. One thing about the landscapes of the American Southwest though, they change every 10 or 20 miles, often dramatically. So I passed through desert (various types), forest (ditto), bush and grassland, hills, mountains, ridges, flat lands and plateaus. The weather was changing every half hour (or less) too. Quite a day.
I went to Meteor Crater along the way, it was great! I'll post pictures later (I took a pile of them and it will take a while to go through them.). It was raining as I drove through Petrified Forest National Park so I didn't go in, plus by then I had decided to go all the way to Albuquerque as weather was not cooperating with the outdoor things like hikes and parks that I had planned.
Here are a couple of photos from stops along the road.
This is some interesting weather in eastern Arizona:
I think this is called the painted hills, it's on the border of Arizona and New Mexico:
This is just across inside New Mexico's border with Arizona:
Once inside New Mexico I crossed the continental divide. Guess it's all downhill from here! :-) I'm going to stay put in Albuquerque for a day and see some stuff here, no need to get ahead of schedule, especially when they are forecasting more snow for tomorrow.