Monday, November 23, 2009

wow, i know....

i'm as inconsistent as ever. it's been a rough first half of november though. for me. the boys are loving it, as they are off track. we went to arizona. so to try and enlighten you all (hi mom!) on what we did, here's some pictures.

driving to arizona. this is when it started to clear up. yeah, that is snow. obviously we hadn't made it to arizona yet.

the van after the snow storm. that's not snow, it's ice. it was cold. really really cold.

the hotel the first night. the boys were so hyper that we just let them watch movies until they could go to sleep.

glen canyon dam

these were some ruins in some place that i can't remember the name. it was in arizona and it was really cold. but they were totally worth it. you know, for something 800+ years old, they don't look too bad.
the lizards, which ironically were in the 30 degree temperatures, but not so much when we were in tucson.

the lava flow from the volcano. super cool. and still really cold. that is why no one is in this picture. we didn't want to get out of the van, so we let big d do all the dirty work.

then to the zoo. which was cool cuz they had these animals. the otters.

and these, the polar bears. i love the polar bears

then the desert museum. which is awesome. seriously. too bad we were a bit tired and grumpy.

kitt peak. which was a very pretty drive. and not much else. sorry big d. i wish it would have been cool like you remembered
then to old tucson. the place they make western movies. nothin' beats a good john wayne movie, right? it really was interesting.

then the trip home. montezuma's castle. amazing!

and hoover dam, and the new bridge

2200 miles round trip. that is a lot of time in the van. it was 4 days of traveling. we made a lot of stops, ate way too much junk food, way too much fast food, and didn't get to spend near enough time in arizona. and we came home to snow.


Laurel said...

Awesome pictures! It looks like it was a fun trip. (Though that snow looks brutal...)

p.s. I heart John Wayne

Grandpa & Grandma said...

We are soooooooo glad you came. It was great having you here. The weather has warmed up amazingly since then (mid 70's), and the squirrels and rabbits are out in abundance. Still not so many lizards, though (I guess they are in hiding). Thanks again for coming. It was good to see you all.

The black sheep A.K.A Pandora said...

looks like a lot of fun!!!! Love the pic of the kids in jail. Thats a framer!!!!!sooo adorable!