Saturday, August 1, 2015

Week Two

 Mesa Verde National Park

Durango Train Museum

Arches National Park

HooDoos  weird name  even weirder formation

Tunnel located on road between Bryce and Zion Canyon ..... 1.1 mile long tunnel..... we had to have the tunnel shut down from the other direction because dual trucks won't fit in a single lane in the tunnel.  We got the tunnel all to ourselves.  It had some beautiful openings where we could see out into the canyon as we drove through the tunnel.

Zion Canyon had to rank up high on our list of favorite places to see.  It was so different from the other places.  Hard to see in pictures, but the rock formations were massive and beautiful.

Here we are wading in that wonderful slot canyon in Zion Park.

Gilley's Restaurant in Vegas

David took us to a custom car shop that is featured on The History Channel.   Count's Customs is the name of the shop.  We walked through and looked at many cars in his personal collection.

Elk entering Grand Canyon Park

Relaxing around a campfire after a long day hiking the parks.

Friday was a fun day playing in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The kids navigated an extreme ropes course that challenged them both physically and mentally.  Grace and Grant did the kid course. John and Emily were old enough to do the adult course that covered five progressive skill levels.  After almost three hours, we pulled them off the course at the end of level four.  They were both wanting to do the fifth level, but it was getting late in the evening.

We are now headed eastbound.  Today was our last stop at a national park.  We visited the Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert National Park near the Arizona border.  Tonight we are stopped in Albuquerque on our was back to the beloved midwest.  

I hope you aren't tired of reading about our travels.  We have had such a great time. We have seen so many amazing things and learned a great deal about our amazing country.  We truly live in the greatest country on earth.

Goodnight!  See you in a few days!

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