After our amazing time in New Mexico, we made a late night road trip to Phoenix and found ourselves in Arizona for the next four days. Arizona has a lot to offer in regards to things to do and experience so making out in 4 days is quite a feat.
One thing I had not noticed as I got older is that my night vision has gotten exponentially worse than our last road trip… and I’m only 27! I can only image what things are going to be like in the next 10 years!
We made it safely to our dear friends Nena and Shane’s house and spent the next three days laughing, drinking, playing video games and having an amazing time together. We have known them for a little over 5 years and met over the wonderfully nerdy video game, World of Warcraft. We have made it a tradition to see them every year around this time and were glad to make a pit stop on our Burning Man journey.
Thanks Nena and Shane for letting us stay over and showing us a good time. Here are a few pics from Phoenix:
After we left our friends in a heartfelt and teary goodbye (and a see you next year!) we headed up to the Grand Canyon. I wasn’t prepared for the 100+ degree weather to 80 degree weather change (to end up 50 degrees that night) and was in heaven the entire time. This was fall weather for us in Austin and they fact I got to experience it in one of the hottest months of the year was phenomenal.
As per tradition, it rained and stormed at the Grand Canyon. Rain seems to follow Shaun and I everywhere we go: We dated in one of the rainiest winters, it rained the morning of our wedding, our honeymoon in Barbados had the rainiest dry season in 20 years, we experienced the rainiest winter Madrid had seen in 50 years… you get the point. It was no big surprise and at this point, rain is almost welcome in all of our experiences. Plus, it makes for very untraditional pictures of landmarks.
Thank goodness the rain calmed down and we were able to enjoy and cold night and a warm fire.
Here are some pictures from our journey and our stay in the Grand Canyon: