Our travels, exploits, and adventures

Southwest Road Trip- Week 1

On Friday April 25th, we left on a 2800 mile, 16 day road trip throughout the American southwest. . . It was an awesome trip and one we will remember for a long long time! Here are some of the highlights of our trip. . .

Day 1- campsite near an old railroad bridge not far from Trinidad, CO

Day 1- campsite near an old railroad bridge not far from Trinidad, CO

Day 2- Santa Fe farmer's market, Santa Fe, NM

Day 2- Santa Fe farmer’s market, Santa Fe, NM

Erin and Dondi wandering around Santa Fe, NM

Erin and Dondi wandering around Santa Fe, NM

Day 3- Stopped for lunch at the Church St. Cafe in Old Town Albuquerque, NM

Day 3- Stopped for lunch at the Church St. Cafe in Old Town Albuquerque, NM

A short hike through Petroglyph National Monument just outside of Albuquerque, NM revealed some pretty awesome petroglyphs!

A short hike through Petroglyph National Monument just outside of Albuquerque, NM revealed some pretty awesome petroglyphs!

Sunset at Petrified Forest National Park in AZ

Sunset at Petrified Forest National Park in AZ

Day 4- Touring Petrified Forest National Park in AZ. . . gorgeous colors created by mineralization

Day 4- Touring Petrified Forest National Park in AZ. . . gorgeous colors created by mineralization

Dondi and "Old Faithful", the park's largest log weighing some ridiculous number of tons

Dondi and “Old Faithful”, the park’s largest log weighing some ridiculous number of tons

Driving from Petrified Forest National Park toward Flagstaff, AZ

Driving from Petrified Forest National Park toward Flagstaff, AZ

After an awesome lunch in Flagstaff, we headed to the East Entrance of the Grand Canyon and caught our first incredible views from the Desert View Watchtower

After an awesome lunch in Flagstaff, we headed to the East Entrance of the Grand Canyon and caught our first incredible views from the Desert View Watchtower

Grand Canyon from the Desert View Watchtower

Grand Canyon from the Desert View Watchtower

Day 5- Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim

Day 5- Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim

4 mile round trip hike from parking lot to Ooh Aah Point down into the Grand Canyon (did we forget to mention. . . Erin is 7 months pregnant in this pic)

4 mile round trip hike from parking lot to Ooh Aah Point down into the Grand Canyon (did we forget to mention. . . Erin is 7 months pregnant in this pic)

Day 6- On the west side of the South Rim, we spotted a herd of bighorn sheep on a ledge far below our overlook

Day 6- On the west side of the South Rim, we spotted a herd of bighorn sheep on a ledge far below our overlook

Day 7- Dondi's first good look at the Hoover Dam

Day 7- Dondi’s first good look at the Hoover Dam

New bridge at the Hoover Dam everyone coming from Arizone to Nevada doesn't have to drive over it

New bridge at the Hoover Dam everyone coming from Arizone to Nevada doesn’t have to drive over it

Erin and Dondi at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before going to see the Cirque du Soleil Show 'Ka'- it was INCREDIBLE!

Erin and Dondi at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before going to see the Cirque du Soleil Show ‘Ka’- it was INCREDIBLE!

The rest of our trip (Week 2) is on its way. . .

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2 responses

  1. Karen Menges

    You two are so fun . .. thanks for sharing these. Erin, I’m so thinking of you and sending
    you and Laurie good vibes and smiles. Love to you both, karen

    May 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    • Glad to share our adventures with you Karen! Can’t wait to see you soon. -Erin

      May 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

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