It’s been a big adjustment since my husband’s whole family moved to Arizona a few years ago, but at least now we have an excuse to travel back to a part of the country we both love with all of our hearts. Well, we love it about 75% of the time, in the summer…that’s a different story!
This year we decided to take in some areas of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona that we missed on our last trip back to Phoenix for Thanksgiving in 2012. This also included an item from my photography bucket list…Antelope Canyon. And even with only an hour of shooting time and more people than I was expecting crammed in that little canyon, boy was it amazing.
We all had a wonderful experience and made a lot of great memories together. And again, I ditched the big girl camera and brought only my Fuji x100s. This left more room in the car for treasurers to bring back home too! That would include my awesome new Emiliano Zapata velvet painting that was the score of the trip. That’s right, I said velvet…you should be very jealous!
Day One: Bodie, Mono Lake (South Tufa), and the haunted Mitzpah Hotel in Tonopah
Day Two: Across Nevada through the Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51 to Zion
Day Three: Zion Nation Park, Red Canyon, and Bryce Canyon
Day Four: Zion, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend
Day Five: Canyon de Chelly for a Jeep tour of the Anasazi Indian ruins
Day Six through Nine: Thanksgiving and time with our Arizona family