Although I always thought of Tucson as just Phoenix’s, albeit lamer, little brother I was pleasantly surprised on my visit there.
Granted it was a work paid trip (so that makes it even sweeter) so I wasn’t spending a lot, Tucson has a lot to offer. The resort we stayed at was beautiful and the mountains were picturesque just behind us. There are tons of museums, places to catch a good show and their dining scene is pretty good as well. I was there a whole week and I will SO go back. More beauty in my own backyard :) Lucky me.
(I love these flowers, birds of paradise I think they’re called. Their lawns were meticulously maintained at the resort.)
I recently went camping with my friend, with my kids, and her kids an we had an awesome time! We went to Lynx Lake again and went fishing, hiking and more. My friend made chili the night before and it was SOOOO good. We made sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, the normal stuff. It was a great trip and the last night it poured and then the javalina’s got to us! Well not technically, but they came up to our tent and their smell was the most rancid and putrid thing I have ever smelled! It was sooo gross. But we had a great time and I hope she and I can go on another trip again :)
This summer, there won’t be much traveling around this year. Things are really tight moneywise although I may be going somewhere with my folks at the end of the summer so we’ll see on that.
Maybe we can swing a camping trip up north for a few days since the campgrounds are really inexpensive. I just need a tent…
I just love being out on the open road and seeing new things. Maybe down south for a day trip…Bisbee…we’ll see…
Sun 3/13- On the road by 6- stop for breakfast in Flagstaff and be at Four corners by about 2. We can spend a couple of hours at Four Corners and then head on to Monument Valley.
Mon 3/14- Look around Monument Valley and take our time driving through to Page.
Tue 3/15- Drive around the scenic sights around Page, and hike at Lake Powell.
Wed 3/16- Leave by about 8 and drive about two hours to the visitors center at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Then home!
My cousin and I want to take our boys to Four Corners over the holiday break. We’ll see if it can be done…
So I DID get to Durango to see my love for 3 days and 2 nights. It was the best trip ever. Of course the best part was being able to go to sleep and wake up next to him :) Being in his arms, holding his hand, just being there with him.
We went out to eat a few times (I ate deep fried corn ahhhh), I made him cheese enchiladas (which he loved), we watched some movies and I saw where he worked, met some people he knows. Durango is an awesome place to visit. A bit pricey sometimes but I loved it. I can’t wait to see him again. It’s been a while since I’ve seen him. I miss him greatly.
Last weekend, yeah yeah I’ve been slow this week on writing, we went camping up north. Our intention was Sedona but it was full, so on our way back we tried Lynx Lake in Prescott and lo and behold, we were lucky!
So we camped 2 nights and 3 glorious days up in the piney woods of Prescott. We were slightly derailed by a hail storm the night we got there but afterwards it was nothing but sunny skys and cool nights. It was damn near perfect. We ate half the time at the campsite and half the time in town. I was okay with that! We went on a hike arond the lake and thru the campsites. Having an 11, 8 and 2 year old on a camping trip is always FUN! (Sarcasm heavily implied) But really, everything was good although it can be challenging with a 2 year old. It was only $18 a night so that was nice and inexpensive.
(Haven’t uploaded my photos yet but above is a Bing image. Thanks Bing)
A friend of mine lives in Colorado. It’d be great to see him in Durango. I hear it’s beautiful. Let’s see what I can save up!
Let the traveling begin! Yee haw!