Monday, June 27, 2016

Vacation - Part 5

We left Williams on Sunday and started to make our way home.  We decided to stop off in Page, AZ to see another part of the Grand Canyon called the horseshoe bend.  

It was beautiful, but it was very hot!

To get to the viewing point, you had to hike a while.  This was exhausting in the heat, but it was worth it.

From Page, we continued our trek home with stops in Colorado and Nebraska to break up the trip.

Many miles in the car ended up with some tired kids
We got to have some Baskin Robbins on our trip!
This was the end result of the trip: 3,870 miles, 127 gallons of gas, and 66 hours in the car!  It was a fun time filled with great memories!

Vacation - Part 4

The next day we split up and sent the kids with the grandparents and the cousins as they went to a wildlife park.  They had a great time.  We went with Brent, Heidi, Rebekah and Bethany to Jerome, AZ.  It is an old mining town.  We took a tour of a museum and took in the sights.  I think the best part of the trip was driving there.  Brent decided to take a scenic route and it took us across a lot of primitive dirt roads up and down mountain sides.  Needless to say, there were a few stressed out females in the vehicle!

Vacation - Part 3 - The Grand Canyon

It was a beautiful day to be at the Grand Canyon!  Spent a lot of time here as we took shuttle busses to different lookouts.  It was great!

Roger was loving it and making everybody nervous as he got closer and closer to the edge
Great time with family!

Shannon and Chelsea
2 peas in a pod!

This picture of Matt and the boys is not as scary as it looks.  There is a ledge behind us that is about 10 feet down
Connor was braver than Matt as there was no ledge behind this one.  It was just a sheer dropoff.

Vacation Part 2

We left Texas after spending some time with our friends the Langes and made our way to Arizona. We broke up the trip with a stay in New Mexico. 

This was a cool storm in Texas that was kicking up a lot of red dirt

The kids wore off some energy by climbing some rocks at a rest stop

Finally made it to Williams, AZ

The kids were so excited to see their cousins and Jack got to ride a zip line with Connor

Vacation - Part 1

We started our trip on Sunday evening and made it to Omaha and then drove the rest on Monday. 

We finally made it to Waco!

It was Texas in the summer so it was hot!  The kids cooled off with some water

We visited the Fixer Upper's bed and breakfast and had some cupcakes at a nearby shop