Wacky Wanderers

exploring on the road as a family

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

In the greater Phoenix area there are so many museums, zoos and other adventures to choose from.  Since that could get really pricey, we decided to just pick one.  A perk to choosing this wildlife park was that I got in for free since it was by birthday month!  How nice!  This lowered the cost significantly and made us feel better about choosing this adventure over others.  We had a great time at this park, with a 17-foot Python that we could pet being the highlight!

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Thanksgiving 2018

How in the world were we going to pull off a Thanksgiving dinner out in the middle of nowhere (boondocking outside of Sedona) with no hook-ups and no friends or extended family to spend it with?  Well, lucky for us we have the sun for power, great internet for Skyping and love from friends and family that travels wherever we go.  It’s like the book says, “Wherever you are my love will find you ” (If you’ve never read that book, you should!  If you’re anything like me, you’ll cry your eyes out).  

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Grand Canyon National Park

On our honeymoon trip we had visited the Grand Canyon North Rim.  Since we weren’t hiking down into the canyon, we had just walked along the rim a bit and checked out some viewpoints.  It was pretty, but far from our favorite of parks based on that experience alone.  This time, at the South Rim, we decided to hike down into the canyon (not all the way, but a little bit!).  It was a whole different experience, and left us wanting to come back and hike down farther!

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Hovenweep National Monument

At Canyonlands we had a little preview of the kind of structures that the Ancestral Pueblo people built to store their food, but at Hovenweep we had the opportunity to see many different Pueblo houses and structures.  The skill of these ancient builders was apparent in their handiwork, and being in the presence of their ruins made us ponder what life must have been like for the people that lived here 800 years ago. 

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