THIS IS MY 100TH BLOG POST!!
Wow, I can’t believe I’ve rambled on here for 100 posts! Thanks for sticking around!
It’s been all quiet here on the blog front because I’ve been on GIRLS VACATION! Yep, that’s right, I just spent a week hanging out with just my mom and Grandma, then a week hanging out with them plus my brother, step-dad, and Grandpa! So this post will be picture-full!
Let’s start in Arizona, cuz that’s where I started! Wouldn’t you believe it, it was the COLDEST WEEK they’d had ALL WINTER. 😦 Highs in the 50’s, which isn’t awful but not what I was expecting! I wanted 70’s+!
The first thing I saw was a REAL LIFE ROADRUNNER! Yes, people, they are real! I only took about a million photos of it:
Isn’t he so cute with his head sticking out from behind the rock?? My Grandma has sent me pictures before but it was SO AWESOME seeing one in person!!
Next, we went to Old Tucson. Old Tucson is where a bunch of John Wayne (my Grandma’s favorite actor) western’s were filmed. It sounds lame if you’re not into westerns (like me) but it’s actually really cool! They do live shows ALL THE TIME. We saw some dancing, a shoot out, a stunt show and some others that I can’t think of right now. We also got to just walk around Old Tucson and look inside the old buildings, like the sheriffs office, saloons, all buildings that they have filmed at!
On the way to Old Tucson:
Apparently these cactuses, cacti (?) are called Saguaros:
So many Cactuses, uh I mean Saguaros!!
This building is called The Mission (i think). It was a church in one of the John Wayne films (i think). Look, if you want the real history just go there. 🙂
My Grandma was so excited by all the John Wayne info and pics! (Isn’t she just the cutest!)
So, during the stunt show they asked for volunteers and I volunteered. I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone more (I’ll go more into that in a different post). I got to fake punch a guy!
These pics are just reenactments for my camera. My mom has the real photos on her camera but I don’t have those.
These guys literally reminded me of my brother and his friends. They were heckling people, making fun of each other, it could have been my brother and his friends up there!
So after Old Tucson, the rest of the week we just relaxed, shopped, hiked.
We went to a thrift store and look at what I found! I was so astonished I sent a pic to my hubby and Uncle.
CASSETTE TAPES! (And VHS tapes but it was the cassette tapes that made me laugh)
It was a little chilly for hiking but we did it anyways. It turned out to be a good time to hike because there was almost no one else out!
When we got close to Flagstaff, we started seeing snow! Snow in Arizona!
We stopped and hiked at Glen Canyon Horshoe (something). Anyways, it’s a hike where at the end is this cliff that you can take pics at. It’s better than I’m making it sound.
See it’s pretty:
See, crazy people:
This was as close as I got and it was a pretty view:
Yes, I was afraid of dropping my phone:
Here’s all the girls:
And here’s me and Grandma waiting for Mom to take a bunch of pictures of the view:
And here’s the view from our hotel, if it hadn’t been so cold, I would have sat outside:
We also stopped at the Glen Canyon Dam. This is the Dam that sits at the end of Lake Powell. We got there right when it opened so no one else was there blocking our view!
When we got back to Utah, it was snowing, boo. We still had a good week, just did lots of indoor activities and one day of doing absolutely NOTHING. Also my brother had me read The Hunger Games series and let me tell you *spoiler* if Katniss had not ended up with Peeta at the end I would have been SO MAD. Although she was whiny and irritating so I would have understood if Peeta did not want to be with her. Also, the irony of her sacrificing herself for her sister and then her sister dying?! What is up with that?
We visited my Grandpa at the Care Center a couple times.
At first he wasn’t into the whole selfie thing, but then he was!
We got some pics of all of us, which I wanted.
One of the days I was there my mom had a sub job, so I went with her:
I had fun but some of the stuff they are learning is HARD. lol.
And now I’m back home. Vacation was AWESOME but I missed my hubby and doggies SO MUCH!
It was a wonderful vacation, the only thing that would have made it better would have been WARM WEATHER. But I’m so glad I was able to take this vacation and hang out with my mom and grandma for a week and see my Grandpa, brother and step-dad.