The Petrified Forest National Park

| 1/26/2016 11:56:00 AM

Tags: painted desert, petrified forest, national parks, travel, Marilyn Jones,

Marilyn JonesI love a road trip and this one had all the components to be great: wonderful friend, Cacinda Malony; awesome car, 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited; and fantastic scenery along I-40 as we drove through Arizona on our way east to New Mexico including the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park

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The car, courtesy of Drive Shop, was perfect for this long distance road trip with its many safety features including Smart Cruise Control. With the cruise control on, when I approached another vehicle it would automatically slow the car down. As soon as I got into the other lane to pass, it would automatically speed up. I love this feature. The car also features Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist and more. Take all the safety features, add the beauty of the car, its large screen and easy-to-use GPS system plus more than 40 miles to a gallon and, well, it’s a pretty sweet ride!

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As we drove along, Cacinda and I started seeing signs for Petrified Forest National Park. It was a long drive from Phoenix to Santa Fe, our next stop, but we decided to take an hour to see what we could of the park. It was a smart decision.

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4/8/2016 6:59:46 PM

I'm not entirely sure if this was travel information or an advertisement for the Hyundai Sonata. It's a great car and I actually own one, but you give too much info about the car and not enough about the Petrified forest. I was a bit disappointed.

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