Auntie with Nephews
Next stop was almost to our ultimate destination. We stayed with my cousin and her husband. SSP could not remember their names the whole time we were there. As we departed he shouted good bye to "Tom and Jerry." We (grown ups) all had a good laugh then we were off. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.
"Tom and Jerry" with BAP & SSP
Next we stopped by Santa Fe in hopes to tour the Cathedral there. However we could not since they were prepping for a Corpus Christi Procession. This statue of St Francis of Assisi was out front; we had to get a picture.
Visiting Santa Fe
Despite carsickness, deterring us with stops every 10minutes. We made it in order to see the bats fly out of the caverns. Impressive! The boys and daddy were very giddy in seeing them...me, well not so much.
First View of Bat Flights
at Carlsbad Caverns
Great Sand Dunes (softest sand ever)
Fun Sign at the Campground
We hiked about 1.25miles along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. It was hot! SSP was complaining that his legs hurt quite abit...took us 3hours....guess little legs and extreme heat don't mix well.
Grand CanyonSomeone made this watch tower for fun out of whatever materials she could find. The boys were intrigued about how the inside went "around and around."
"Artsy" Watch Tower
As I had never been through Canyonlands, Moab or Arches National Parks, we thought it would be fun to explore. A friend of ours told us about the "more open" back road and less crowded way. Thank you Mr T for mentioning this.
Delicate Arch at Arches National Park
We stayed a campground at almost every stop. BAP was able to light "1match fires" consistently. Way to go!
BAP lighting his famous "1match fire"
This park was magnificent and huge. The boys loved being able to explore and just play for an hour and a half.
BAP and his girl friend
SSP and his girlfiend
Home Sweet Home