It’s been 7 years since Andy and I went on an adventure together….kids came, and we entered the land of the “family vacation.” For our 10 year anniversary, we decided it was time to make some memories as a couple instead of as a family. We also knew that with 2 separate 10 day trips to Bulgaria in our future, we needed a trial run so our kiddos know they’ll be taken care of. Hence, we spent the last week in Arizona. I know most people could care less about the details of this trip, so this post is mostly for myself, but the adventure was too beautiful not to share! So, the “shortened” version looked like this:
DAY 1: Flew to Phoenix-Drove to Grand Canyon- Hiked part of the Rim Trail- Camped at Mather Campground at the South Rim
DAY 2: Hiked 12 miles into and out of the Canyon
DAY 3: Hiked the South Rim Trail more- Drove the Desert View Road- Headed to Sedona to eat at the Barking Frog for our Anniversary
DAY4: Hiked 11 miles around Cathedral Rock in Sedona, AZ- Drove to Phoenix and crashed at the Hotel
DAY 5: Came home refreshed to our babies!
“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world… Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”
President Teddy Roosevelt
We walked through the airport to head home, and I realized the next time Andy and I head off on an adventure alone, we’ll be flying halfway around the world to bring our child home. Wow.