8.21.2008

arizona

Alas, the final road trip post. I'll try to make this more photo heavy than word heavy.

After the good 'ole Grand Canyon, we headed for beautiful Sedona, AZ. It was seriously hot!


Elk jerky anyone? What about buffalo jerky?

After a few hours exploring Sedona, we headed to Avondale, AZ to visit with my family, the Clydes. My Uncle Dana and Aunt Pat let us stay with them for a of days. It was even hotter in Avondale!

The kids: Ashlee, me, Kim, Kayla, Austin

Uncle Dana and Aunt Pat (yes, that's a giant pile of nachos in front of them...it was an appetizer for the entire table)
My cousin Kim and I
Just for fun, my cousin Kim and I back in the 80s

After some quality time with the Clydes, we were on our way to Bullhead City, AZ to hang with the Tucker side of the fam, except they are the Martins.

Ethan, Charles, and Gillian
Initially, the kids were really shy. Then, they were all over us!
And then Gillian wanted to try on my rings...Oh boy, those parents are in serious trouble with this little one!


On the last day of our road trip, we hit the lake with Charles and some friends.




And then, a rock got stuck in the engine and we were stranded for a couple of hours in the boiling heat, without cell phones, food, sunscreen, and barely enough fluids to survive.


About 2 hours later, we were saved! I devoured my first double-double cheeseburger and washed it down with fries, and chocolate shake. I walked in totally famished and I barely rolled out.


After lunch, we said farewell to the family, packed up our stuff, and downloaded a few more songs for the drive home.

We slept in this trailer in Bullhead City. It was cozy, but hot when the power went out in the middle of the night.

We were so happy to enter familiar territory upon entering the 909...this is our absolute favorite Mexican food place, Miguel's. Whenever we're in Corona, we grab lots of burritos to enjoy for the week.


And that does it for our road trip. It was only a 12-day trip, but the way I've been blogging this summer, it seems as though it was an all summer road trip.

7 comments:

wan-nabe said...

i'd say that little one's future FI is the one who's in trouble ;)

great recap! love the photos. looks like a fun trip.

Lo said...

congrats on finishing your road trip posts! looks like it was a good time with the families. hopefully you didn't get too burnt waiting in the sun. phew!

R said...

Hey, that restaurant is close to my dad's house. I don't think I've eaten there though. I'll have to try it sometime when I go visit him.

Your trip sounds like it was fun. Some sight seeing, good food, time with family...all good things on a vacation. :)

Nanette said...

I looooooooove that old school pic of you and your cousin!

That Girl said...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.....

Daddy Dan said...

Miguel's Jr is the best! And by the way, Corona is now the 951! =)

amber said...

looks like a great trip!

yay for in n out saving the day :)