Our first camp site
In our third grade curriculum, we had a story about Slide Rock in Sedona, AZ so I told Jenna that would be our first stop. It was AWESOME! All natural water slides, and red rock climbing.
Dad won--here he goes
Now it's Jenna's turn!
Owen liked climbing the rocks best
And the snacks
There was also a great place to jump off a huge rock--we all had to try it! Jenna was the bravest of course
Then she had to talk me into it--so did the guy behind us
Then we took a day and walked around Flagstaff. We rode our bikes and got caught in a thunderstorm
The next day we headed our for Chama, NM to visit my Mom and Dad at the property they bought 10 years ago. We had to stop by Meteor Crater to check it out first.When we finally reached Chama we were in for another thunderstorm. Mom and Dad's place is GORGEOUS! This was the view from our trailer "set-up". They don't have a house on the property yet, but they have hook ups for their fifth wheel and fresh water and electrical
My Dad built two swings for Grandma and the kids
Check out the sky behind my Dad!
Mom and Owie got some special time too!
Grandma and Papa took us out for a YUMMY lunch too!
The next day was our BIG train ride on a "REAL STEAMIE" as Owen would say. He was SO excited! We went to the Chama station to check out the trains before we went.
I have never seen a kid SO interested in trains
Then came the day that Owen has been talking about for the last few MONTHS. We went for an all day ride on a real steam engine. The Cumbres and Toltec steam train took us through two tunnels, a stop for a great lunch and back. We had great seats, we stood in the open car, we talkied to a REAL engineer, and made friends. Pat stood in the open car through the whole trip. I think he MIGHT have been a little more excited than even Owen was.
Outside in the open car
Here are some pics from ArchesOutside the park was a HUGE red sand mountain that Jenna just HAD to climb--so she did
And neopolitan ice cream
Now, Bryce was beautiful, but Zion National Park was my favorite. Pictures just can't capture it! We took out car into the park, then you have to take a tram to the "good spots" we loved it all!