We stopped at Arches National Park, near Moab, UT. I LOVE the red rocks in that area, but had never stopped at Arches.
We ate a quick picnic lunch and drove through the GORGEOUS scenery,
but it was too hot to do any hiking.
When you can't hike out to delicate arch,
it looks tiny!
Can you see it back there?
It's on the far left of this picture,
on a different angle than I imagined.
A beautiful, iconic landmark.
Glad we got to see it.
We drove through Shiprock, NM,
where my family lived when I was a preschooler.
We stopped in Farmington for dinner with Marianne and Patrick.
We stopped in Albuquerque that night.
And went to church there in the morning.
Then it was off to San Saba!
We haven't visited in YEARS.
So, so fun to catch up!
Chayo and I can't believe how much our
sons remind us of each other:
(If you look past W's photo bomb!)
They DO share a love for VIDEO GAMES.
And were THRILLED to discover that Aunt Virginia
still had Michael's old NES in the box!!
While we were in San Saba,
we had to stop at Harry's
And we had to visit Oliver's fancy new downtown store.
After a way-too-short visit in San Saba,
we drove to Aunt Irene and Uncle Bill's.
We met in Ft. Worth at the American Airlines museum,
where they had a cool Trivial Pursuit 50 States exhibit.
Under one roof, we got to:
and ride a donkey through the desert.
Other cool things at the museum:
So cute and sweet.
And then we were on the home stretch!
Stayed the night at a hotel in Mississippi...or was it Alabama?
We made our last fun stop in South Carolina
We made it!
What a summer!
Loved it so much.
And school started THREE DAYS later.