Thursday, November 14, 2013

Southwest Road Trip - 2013

Okey dokey, here we go. 

This summer we went on a fantastic road trip to Phoenix, AZ to visit Chad's sister and family.  She graduated from med school and is officially a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.  SO awesome!  So VERY proud of her.

We left at night again since that worked so fantastically last summer and also scheduled our first stop at a KOA with deluxe cabins.   Again I sing the praises of KOA's deluxe cabins.  We stayed in Pueblo South, Colorado.  We over anticipated possible stops and hiccups so we ended up near our destination by early morning already.  This led us to stop for breakfast at the Garden of the Gods (rather than a parking lot of a truck stop... WAY better choice!!!)  It was so peaceful and gorgeous there.  Lots of birds singing their praises for a new day.  We loved spending some time there exploring.

our eldest is taking notes?? or something. and dd #2 is into photo bombing these days.
After we got our fill we went to KOA and true to our experience with KOA's have fantastic customer service they let us in our cabin waaaayyy before check-in time.  We had the whole day for Chad to sleep (since he was the rock star driver and drove the entire night) and for the girls and I to enjoy the playground and pool.  We even tried a game of mini-golf.  God smiled down on us and made it start raining so what would have been the longest game known to man was cut short.  (side note: 3 and 5 year olds do not exactly possess mini-golfing skills.  They cheat.  A lot.)

the cheater putting the ball in the hole with her hands

mom showing how it's done ;)

A great start to our trip.  Stay tuned for Day 2 (and NO I promise I will not have a post for each and every day...)


  1. Wait a second here..... while I thought you were hosting The Great Lady, you were actually in the sunny southwest? I am so confused. ;>

  2. What? Is that a TV in your cabin? Those are some deluxe cabins!!


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