Monday, October 24, 2011

Road Trip - Day 23

Sorry for the HUGE gap in posts everyone! But I'm making the attempt to get back on the bandwagon. I believe we left off leaving Tucson, AZ...

We hurried and got everything all packed up and piled in the car--we wanted to hit the Science Museum in Phoenix. We'd been telling the kids for a day or two about how fun it'll be....yeah, can you guess how this is going to turn out?? I'll give you a hint, the museum is downtown and it would cost us nearly $24 PER HOUR to park in the parking garage with the trailer. Needless to say, our kids were NOT happy.

They were however slightly appeased with the promise of stopping at a Redbox. We finally found one in the most ghetto part of the city. It was a 7-11...without any gas pumps. I wasn't aware that those actually existed. And even worse? Both Russ and I needed to use the restrooms ASAP. The restroom was, how shall we say...horridly disgusting. I loved the ambiance that the clogged up sink full of beard hair added. Yeah.

Anyways...back into the car on our way to Tuzigoot National Monument. It was neat--a pretty short walk, and it would have been awesome to have gone in it, but they've had all sorts of vandalism and stuff. It's pretty neat though.

We hopped back into the car, grabbed some lunch and headed to Flagstaff for some groceries before moving on to the Grand Canyon. The problem was that we forgot to get gas before leaving Tuzigoot! So Russ and I were holding our breath as we pulled into a random gas station on the way there. Phew!

Anyways, we stocked up on groceries and made the trek to the giant hole in the Earth. We got there and were all set up and ready to go by 7:30pm. One thing that struck us as odd was the amount of people there! And that it was so COLD! Thankfully, I'd stopped at Goodwill and picked at least sweatshirts up for everyone.

We ended the day by taking the kids to the laundromat and eating a mish-mash of things for dinner. Russ and I were pooped, lol. These two, on the other hand, don't seem to tire out!!!

Next Up: The Grand Canyon Itself!

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