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…
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
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
After exploring Tombstone & underground caves, it was time to head back to Phoenix, everyone was hungry, so we wanted to find somewhere to eat.
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.
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.
As my brother said, you can’t get good BBQ normally out of Texas but this comes pretty close 😉
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 🙂