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Grand Canyon in Pictures

The grand canyon is well…. Grand.  Many people have written about the Grand Canyon, and all of it’s glory, and I really don’t know how they are able to do that, because there are no words I can write to express my admiration.

I remember the first time I saw the Canyon, and it literally took my breath away.  I was 19, and the same feeling occurred this past trip, 11 years later…

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While this was my second visit to the beautiful park, I could go on and on about the majestic canyon, but I am choosing to make this post about the pictures not words, because simply put my words do not do the Canyon justice… I am not poetic like that 😉

I took 100s of photos, you can see all of them at my facebook page

Enjoy!

 

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Chasing a Mountain

Oh we must go to Snow Bowl Mountain!

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I can’t tell you how much I heard this on my road trip with the family, so much that I was ready to go to get it over with.  I am not really a big fan of snow, but the ski lifts were apparently fun, and I figured why not.

Except it was closed.

In October, apparently a lot of ski  resorts like to prepare for ski season so they often close their lifts, and they had just closed the day before. As I am someone who prefers the tropics, sunshine & coconut oil I did not know this.

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So I just assumed this was a next time, type of situation, but I forgot my mother was along for the drive and at every chance, would take a picture of the mountain.

And I do mean EVERY chance…

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Oh pull over!  Pull over… slow down slow down, or pull over again!

At the time it was annoying, I mean we had a Grand Canyon to get to, but looking at the pictures now, well the pics make me smile, it reminds me of my mother who I don’t see as often as I like, and because, looking back it is often those annoying moments that happen to be the moments you remember forever.

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Here is the infamous Snow Bowl Mountain, and believe me if I ever make it back to Arizona, I will have to check it out, because from a distance the mountain is beautiful, so I can only imagine what experiencing it up close is like.

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The Capital of Arizona

If you have been reading for awhile, you know about my little mishap in Missouri , so it is good to know that I did know  Phoenix is the capital of Arizona, and I knew while I was in Phoenix I had to go see it.

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I want to see all 50 capitals, and needless to say I have a long way to go, but life is all about the adventures and you gotta start somewhere…

I will keep this post short and sweet, because it was a very very quick visit, but I did learn that Arizona has the “old capital” and the “new capital” right next to each other.  (at least this what a man told me, for all I know he could be bat sh*t crazy) The old building is now a museum. If you are ever located in Phoenix, go check it out.  It is very simple and quick to get too.

Here are the pictures from the visit. Enjoy!

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Bill Johnson’s Big Apple

After exploring Tombstone & underground caves, it was time to head back to Phoenix, everyone was hungry, so we wanted to find somewhere to eat.

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It is no secret how much I love my Roadside America app, so when I searched places to eat in Phoenix Bill Johnson’s Big Apple came up.

So we figured why not, and tried it out.

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The place is themed and unique and overall worth it. We have a great time and the food is not too shabby. Coming from Texas we are picky about our BBQ, not the best but far from the worst I have ever had.

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As my brother said, you can’t get good BBQ normally out of Texas but this comes pretty close 😉

The yummy ribs I had.
The yummy ribs I had.

Ever in Phoenix and want to give it a try yourself?

It is located at:

3757 E Van Buren St,

Phoenix, AZ 85008

 

Note:  For some reason the camera was programmed to show the date (the wrong date mind you) so sorry about that 🙂