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One hope for my retirement is to do much more traveling. Along those lines, I took a six day bus tour with Sun Tours from Albuquerque to Pasadena to see the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day 2016. Had a great time and here are 400+ photos to prove it.

Click on any thumbnail to take you to a larger picture with caption. Each picture has next/previous links to take you through the entire tour. Cheers, Sam


Day One - Tue 12/29/15 - Bus ride from Albuquerque, NM to Laughlin, NV

Some bad weather on our trip west on I-40 - 12/29/2015 Some bad weather on our trip west on I-40 - 12/29/2015 Some bad weather on our trip west on I-40 - 12/29/2015 Beautiful landscapes - 12/29/2015 Beautiful landscapes - 12/29/2015 The motorcoach was comfortable - 12/29/2015 More bad weather on our trip west on I-40 - 12/29/2015 More bad weather on our trip west on I-40 - 12/29/2015 The weather has finally cleared - 12/29/2015 Interesting sights going through Arizona - 12/29/2015 Interesting sights going through Arizona - 12/29/2015 Lots of snow in parts of Arizona - 12/29/2015 I was standin' on the corner in Winslow Arizona, its such a fine sight to see.Its a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me., The Eagles - 12/29/2015 I was standin' on the corner in Winslow Arizona, its such a fine sight to see.Its a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me., The Eagles - 12/29/2015 The La Posada Hotel in Winslow - 12/29/2015 The La Posada Hotel in Winslow - 12/29/2015 Beautiful scenery for our trip - 12/29/2015 Arizona Christmas Tree at one of our rest stops - 12/29/2015 Cars and Elk at the stop - 12/29/2015 Just the Elk sculptures - 12/29/2015 More scenery - 12/29/2015 Aircraft Graveyard in Kingman, Arizona - 12/29/2015 Starting to get dark as we near Laughlin, Nevada - 12/29/2015 Starting to get dark as we near Laughlin, Nevada - 12/29/2015 Starting to get dark as we near Laughlin, Nevada - 12/29/2015 We stayed across the street at the Golden Nugget - 12/29/2015 We stayed across the street at the Golden Nugget - 12/29/2015 Bad*ss RV in the parking lot - 12/29/2015 The steamship casino looks good at night - 12/29/2015


Day Two - Wed 12/30/15 - Bus ride from Laughlin, NV to Los Angeles, CA with a stop at The Huntington Library

Beautiful morning in Laughlin - 12/30/2015 The Nugget is right on the Colorado River - 12/30/2015 The Nugget is right on the Colorado River - 12/30/2015 The Nugget is right on the Colorado River - 12/30/2015 Nice scenery heading out of Laughlin - 12/30/2015 Nice scenery heading out of Laughlin - 12/30/2015 Nice scenery heading out of Laughlin - 12/30/2015

We arrive at the Hungtington Library, San Marino, California - 12/30/2015 Sarah Barrett Moulton: Pinkie by Thomas Lawrence, 1794 - 12/30/2015 Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough, 1770 - 12/30/2015 Another view of Blue Boy - 12/30/2015 Nice stain glass display - 12/30/2015 Artifacts in the European Art Collection - 12/30/2015 Artifacts in the European Art Collection - 12/30/2015 Artifacts in the European Art Collection - 12/30/2015 A Maltese Falcon sculpture - 12/30/2015 Artifacts in the European Art Collection - 12/30/2015 Artifacts in the European Art Collection - 12/30/2015 Artifacts in the European Art Collection - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit in Dibner Hall - 12/30/2015 Audubon's Birds of America, part of the  exhibit in Library Exhibition Hall - 12/30/2015 Gutenberg Bible, part of the  exhibit in Library Exhibition Hall - 12/30/2015 Long shot of the Exhibition Hall itself - 12/30/2015 Shakespeare's First Folio, part of the  exhibit in Library Exhibition Hall - 12/30/2015 The vault in the Library - 12/30/2015 Henry David Thoreau's manuscript of Walden, part of the  exhibit in Library Exhibition Hall - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Part of the  exhibit - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015 Bonsai specimen in the Japanese Garden - 12/30/2015


Day Three - Thu 12/31/15 - Float Viewing, Farmer's Market, and Guided Tour of LA on the bus

An early morning to view the floats - 12/31/2015 The line to get in to the first building got huge as we approached - 12/31/2015 The Honda float as viewed from an elevated catwalk - 12/31/2015 The Honda float as viewed from an elevated catwalk - 12/31/2015 Last minute additions before tomorrow's parade - 12/31/2015 A view across the huge warehouse - 12/31/2015 Wording is one of the last things done on the floats - 12/31/2015 WVU Medicine Children's float - 12/31/2015 Rotary Club float: Working Together for Peace - 12/31/2015 Rotary Club float: Working Together for Peace - 12/31/2015 Rotary Club float: Working Together for Peace - 12/31/2015 Rotary Club float: Working Together for Peace - 12/31/2015 Not sure which float this is - 12/31/2015 The feet of the giant on Trader Joe's float - 12/31/2015 Some of the houses visible in the hills overlooking the Rose Bowl - 12/31/2015 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 12/31/2015 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 12/31/2015 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 12/31/2015 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 12/31/2015 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 12/31/2015 Cal Poly Universities float: Sweet Shenanigans - 12/31/2015 Cal Poly Universities float: Sweet Shenanigans - 12/31/2015 Cal Poly Universities float: Sweet Shenanigans - 12/31/2015 This is part of the PBS Downton Abbey float (note: the bear is not in the car, its behind it) - 12/31/2015 Close up of some swans for a float - 12/31/2015 Part of the Laker's float - 12/31/2015 Part of the Laker's float - 12/31/2015 Cool Dragon float - 12/31/2015 Cool Dragon float - 12/31/2015 Cool Dragon float - 12/31/2015

Farmer's Market after float viewing, this was the Hot Sauce Shop - 12/31/2015 Hard to come up with new names for different varieties of hot sauce - 12/31/2015 Cool old service station recreation at the Farmer's Market - 12/31/2015 Cool old service station recreation at the Farmer's Market - 12/31/2015 Cool old service station recreation at the Farmer's Market - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Peterson Auto Museum - 12/31/2015

LA Tour - Very tall palm trees in downtown LA - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - John Wayne on a Horse statue in front of the Consulate General of Brazil - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Bank of America Financial Center - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Beverly Wilshire Hotel - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Downtown Beverly Hills - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Downtown Beverly Hills - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Downtown Beverly Hills - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Whisky-a-Go-Go Club - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Apartments/Condos overlooking the main drag - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Homes on every level of every hill - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Comedy Store - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Cool bar - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Great 50's Style Railcar Diner - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Rounded House that I thought was neat - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Hotel that kicked Britney Spears out for non-payment - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - More amazing homes on the hills - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Hollywood sign at high optical zoom on my camera (we weren't close to it at all) - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Portrait of Hollywood Mural - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Souvenir shop with some nice graphics - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Hollywood sign was quite far away - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Camera's zoom brings the Hollywood sign closer - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Magic Castle - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Magic Castle, closer look - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Approaching the Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Near the entrance to The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Near the entrance to The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Near the entrance to The Hollywood Bowl - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Dinosaur on top of the Ripley's Museum is dressed for the holidays - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Random cool building - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Random cool building - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Le Brea Tar Pits - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Le Brea Tar Pits - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Le Brea Tar Pits - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Le Brea Tar Pits - 12/31/2015 LA Tour - Le Brea Tar Pits - 12/31/2015


Day Four - Fri 1/1/16 - The Rose Parade, Guided tour of Riverside, CA, a night at the historic Mission Inn

My ticket for grandstand seating at the Rose Parade - 1/1/2016 Good to know which bus you're on if you want to find it after the parade - 1/1/2016 Caught a few glimpses of the Goodyear Blimp on our way to the Parade - 1/1/2016 Got to our seats just as the B2 Stealth Bomber did a flyover--I saw it but didn't get a photo - 1/1/2016 The Chick-Fil-A cow was hanging around for pictures - 1/1/2016 The Chick-Fil-A cow was hanging around for pictures - 1/1/2016 What a beautiful area! - 1/1/2016 Close up of one of the decoration flags that were on all light posts on the parade route - 1/1/2016 The first float was from Honda: Nature's Hope - 1/1/2016 The first float was from Honda: Nature's Hope - 1/1/2016 The first float was from Honda: Nature's Hope - 1/1/2016 The first float was from Honda: Nature's Hope - 1/1/2016 The first float was from Honda: Nature's Hope - 1/1/2016 United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard - 1/1/2016 United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band - 1/1/2016 United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band - 1/1/2016 Allan Eagle Escadrille - huge 700+ member squad from Allan, Texas - 1/1/2016 Allan Eagle Escadrille - huge 700+ member squad from Allan, Texas - 1/1/2016 Wells Fargo Stagecoaches - 1/1/2016 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association float: Fishing Follies - 1/1/2016 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association float: Fishing Follies - 1/1/2016 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association float: Fishing Follies - 1/1/2016 Western Asset Management Company float: Let Your Imagination Run Wild - 1/1/2016 Western Asset Management Company float: Let Your Imagination Run Wild - 1/1/2016 Public Broadcasting Service float: Downton Abbey, The Final Adventure - 1/1/2016 Public Broadcasting Service float: Downton Abbey, The Final Adventure - 1/1/2016 Public Broadcasting Service float: Downton Abbey, The Final Adventure - 1/1/2016 Farmer's Insurance Group float: Along for the Ride - 1/1/2016 Farmer's Insurance Group float: Along for the Ride - 1/1/2016 Farmer's Insurance Group float: Along for the Ride - 1/1/2016 Farmer's Insurance Group float: Along for the Ride - 1/1/2016 Wyoming All State Marching Band - 1/1/2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshall Ken Burns - 1/1/2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshall Ken Burns - 1/1/2016 South Dakota's Dept. of Tourism float: The Great Faces & Great Places of South Dakota - 1/1/2016 South Dakota's Dept. of Tourism float: The Great Faces & Great Places of South Dakota - 1/1/2016 Dakota Thunder Shires, Sioux Falls, South Dakota - 1/1/2016 Miracle-Gro float: Life Starts Here - 1/1/2016 Miracle-Gro float: Life Starts Here - 1/1/2016 Miracle-Gro float: Life Starts Here - 1/1/2016 2016 Royal Court float, Parade Queen & her Court - 1/1/2016 Kaiser Permanente float: Helping Mother Nature Thrive - 1/1/2016 Kaiser Permanente float: Helping Mother Nature Thrive - 1/1/2016 Kaiser Permanente float: Helping Mother Nature Thrive - 1/1/2016 Virginia Military Institute Regimental Band & Pipes - 1/1/2016 WVU Medicine Children's float: Wild and Wonderful - 1/1/2016 WVU Medicine Children's float: Wild and Wonderful - 1/1/2016 WVU Medicine Children's float: Wild and Wonderful - 1/1/2016 Kiehl's Since 1851 float: The Beauty of Adventure - 1/1/2016 Kiehl's Since 1851 float: The Beauty of Adventure - 1/1/2016 Toho High School Green Band, Nagoya, Japan - 1/1/2016 Downey Rose Float Association float: Exploring the Everglades - 1/1/2016 Downey Rose Float Association float: Exploring the Everglades - 1/1/2016 Union Bank/American Heart Assoc. float: Union of Hearts - 1/1/2016 Union Bank/American Heart Assoc. float: Union of Hearts - 1/1/2016 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 1/1/2016 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 1/1/2016 Donate Life float: Treasure Life's Journey - 1/1/2016 Burbank Tournament of Roses Association float: Are We There Yet? - 1/1/2016 The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band - 1/1/2016 Northwest Mutual float: Dancing Into Adventure - 1/1/2016 Northwest Mutual float: Dancing Into Adventure - 1/1/2016 Northwest Mutual float: Dancing Into Adventure - 1/1/2016 Anti Trump messages written in smoke by five planes. I like the technology but the messages seemed out of place - 1/1/2016 Irvine Chamber of Commerce float: Innovation Rocks! - 1/1/2016 Irvine Chamber of Commerce float: Innovation Rocks! - 1/1/2016 Irvine Chamber of Commerce float: Innovation Rocks! - 1/1/2016 More anti Trump messages including a website address:  - 1/1/2016 American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. float: Discover Armenia - 1/1/2016 102nd Rose Bowl Game Team Float #2: Stanford - 1/1/2016 More Anti Trumpisms. After the parade the planes wrote out a Geico commercial - 1/1/2016 City of Hope float: The Miracle of Science with Soul - 1/1/2016 Lion's Club International float: Camps for All Abilities - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 Disneyland Resort float: Diamond Celebration (60th Anniversary) - 1/1/2016 City of Los Angeles float: Discover Los Angeles - 1/1/2016 Los Angeles Unified School District All-District High School Honor Band - 1/1/2016 Los Angeles Unified School District All-District High School Honor Band - 1/1/2016 Los Angeles Lakers float: Every Second is an Adventure - 1/1/2016 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. float: Working Together for Peace - 1/1/2016 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. float: Working Together for Peace - 1/1/2016 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. float: Working Together for Peace - 1/1/2016 Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International float: Children...Our Treasure - 1/1/2016 Trader Joe's float: Fearless Flyer - 1/1/2016 Trader Joe's float: Fearless Flyer - 1/1/2016 Shriner's Hospitals for Children float: Fezzy Races to Adventure - 1/1/2016 Shriner's Hospitals for Children float: Fezzy Races to Adventure - 1/1/2016 Shriner's Hospitals for Children float: Fezzy Races to Adventure - 1/1/2016 La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association float: Up a Creek... - 1/1/2016 La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association float: Up a Creek... - 1/1/2016 Singpoli Group float: Marco Polo East Meets West - 1/1/2016 Singpoli Group float: Marco Polo East Meets West - 1/1/2016 Singpoli Group float: Marco Polo East Meets West - 1/1/2016 Singpoli Group float: Marco Polo East Meets West - 1/1/2016 Sierra Madre Rose Float Association float: Rollin' Down the River - 1/1/2016 Sierra Madre Rose Float Association float: Rollin' Down the River - 1/1/2016 Budweiser Clydesdales - 1/1/2016 Budweiser Clydesdales - 1/1/2016 City of Glendale California float: Getting There is Half the Fun - 1/1/2016 City of Glendale California float: Getting There is Half the Fun - 1/1/2016 City of Glendale California float: Getting There is Half the Fun - 1/1/2016 AIDS Healthcare Foundation float: A Girl's World of Adventure - 1/1/2016 Cal Poly Universities float: Sweet Shenanigans - 1/1/2016 Cal Poly Universities float: Sweet Shenanigans - 1/1/2016 Cal Poly Universities float: Sweet Shenanigans - 1/1/2016 Dole float: Soaring Over Paradise (note the zip line!) - 1/1/2016 Dole float: Soaring Over Paradise (note the zip line!) - 1/1/2016 California Milk Advisory Board float: Adventures in Real Food - 1/1/2016 California Milk Advisory Board float: Adventures in Real Food - 1/1/2016 California Milk Advisory Board float: Adventures in Real Food - 1/1/2016 China Airlines float: Venture to Majestic Taiwan - 1/1/2016 China Airlines float: Venture to Majestic Taiwan - 1/1/2016 Odd Fellow and Rebekahs Rose float: The Tree of Life's Adventures (complete with newlyweds)- 1/1/2016 Odd Fellow and Rebekahs Rose float: The Tree of Life's Adventures (complete with newlyweds) - 1/1/2016 The Bachelor float: Love is the Greatest Journey (Ben is sitting on the lifeguard chair watching over ladies in the hot tub) - 1/1/2016 The Bachelor float has had a working hot tub on board for the last few years - 1/1/2016 The Bachelor float: Love is the Greatest Journey - 1/1/2016 City of Torrance float: What a Purr-fectly Paw-ful Adventure - 1/1/2016 City of Torrance float: What a Purr-fectly Paw-ful Adventure - 1/1/2016 United Sikh Mission float: A Sikh-American Journey - 1/1/2016 United Sikh Mission float: A Sikh-American Journey - 1/1/2016 United Sikh Mission float: A Sikh-American Journey - 1/1/2016 City of Alhambra, California float: Parks Make Life Better - 1/1/2016 City of Alhambra, California float: Parks Make Life Better - 1/1/2016 Lutheran Laymen's League/Lutheran Hour Ministries float: Jesus is the Light of the World - 1/1/2016 Lutheran Laymen's League/Lutheran Hour Ministries float: Jesus is the Light of the World - 1/1/2016 Wells Fargo Closing Show float: featuring the New Direction Veterans Choir - 1/1/2016 Parade Theme Banner float: Find Your Adventure (broke down and towed, should have been second float) - 1/1/2016 Parade Theme Banner float: Find Your Adventure (guys on the sway poles were really cool) - 1/1/2016 Parade Theme Banner float: Find Your Adventure (guys on the sway poles were really cool) - 1/1/2016 Bernie Sanders supporters followed the parade with some unflattering effigies of him - 1/1/2016 Bernie Sanders supporters followed the parade with some unflattering effigies of him - 1/1/2016

Map and Postcards of the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA to give you an idea of the scale of this place - 1/1/2016 My room at the Mission Inn, #119, was huge, probably 15 x 20 feet - 1/1/2016 My room at the Mission Inn, #119, was huge, probably 15 x 20 feet - 1/1/2016 First hotel I've stayed in that provides bath robes - 1/1/2016 I was greeted by these three animatronic bears on my balcony - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - nice alcove right beside my room - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - the Rotunda - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - the Rotunda - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - the Rotunda looking up - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - outside just before the lights went on - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - outside just before the lights went on - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn in late afternoon - outside just before the lights went on - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Looking down at the lobby Christmas Tree - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Looking down at the lobby Christmas Tree - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - That's my balcony with bears and a snow machine! - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Part of their Oriental Collection - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Rotunda - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - cool metal spiral staircase near the Rotunda - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Interior holiday decorations - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Interior holiday decorations - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Interior holiday decorations - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Interior holiday decorations - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Festival of Lights - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - The Rotunda from our dinner table at Bella Tettoria - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Carriage Rides available during the Festival - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Carriage Rides available during the Festival - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Carriage Rides available during the Festival - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Carriage Rides available during the Festival - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Carriage Rides available during the Festival - 1/1/2016 Mission Inn - Carriage Rides available during the Festival - 1/1/2016


Day Five - Sat 1/2/16 - Guided tour of the Mission Inn, then to Kingman, AZ on the bus

Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Christmas tree in the lobby from ground level - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - The Presidential Lounge - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - President Taft's Chair - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - The Presidential Lounge - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn in the morning before our tour - 1/2/2016 The local paper's photographer is better than I am - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Carved table in the lobby - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Ready to give my fireside chat - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Ready to give my fireside chat - 1/2/2016 Paper model of the Mission Inn in the Gift Shop/Museum - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - The bears outside my room in the morning - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - cannon in the courtyard - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - During our guided tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Final pictures after the tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Final pictures after the tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Final pictures after the tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Final pictures after the tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Final pictures after the tour - 1/2/2016 Mission Inn - Final pictures after the tour - 1/2/2016


Day Six - Sun 1/3/16 - Bus ride from Kingman, AZ back to Albuquerque, NM

Posters hanging in the theater at the Painted Rock visitor center - 1/3/2016 Posters hanging in the theater at the Painted Rock visitor center - 1/3/2016 Sheryl our amazing tour director - 1/3/2016 Beautiful scenery on our way home - 1/3/2016 Beautiful scenery on our way home - 1/3/2016 Beautiful scenery on our way home - 1/3/2016 Nice view of Mount Taylor as we approached it from the west - 1/3/2016 All the souvenirs I brought home from the trip - 1/3/2016


All in all a very successful and enjoyable trip. This was my first Sun Tours excursion but certainly not my last. Sam



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