Monday, August 22, 2011
We Went to Arizona
We stayed in Williams, AZ, an hour south of the Grand Canyon. We originally settled on the location because it was the closest town we could get to that wasn't completely booked. We ended up absolutely loving Williams. We saw dust devils and crazy lightning storms across the desert. We saw a cowboy shoot out on Route 66. We saw cactus and Joshua trees and lots of other flora we are not accustomed to seeing. We found out we were within an hours drive of Montezuma's Castle...a place that had always seemed mythical to me, something out of an Indiana Jones movie that didn't have a location on a map. We went. We loved it. We drove through a ghost town. We stood in awe at the size and beauty of the Grand Canyon. We think it should be renamed the "You-really-won't-believe-how-big-it-is Canyon". Arizona was amazing. It was just the right combination of exciting and relaxing and overwhelmingly beautiful. Don't worry Arizona, we'll be back someday. Count on it.