First off, the Grand Canyon trip I was planning via Amtrak is a scratch. I’ve got a new plan in place now, but I’ll get to that in a future post. At this point, I feel the need to put some info out there to help out future vacay planners. So, here are a few things I’ve learned about planning a trip to the Grand Canyon via Amtrak. (more…)
OK, so here’s what we’re thinking now… we’d still like to see the Grand Canyon, but now it may be a quick stop along the way to Tombstone. A friend of mine is from Arizona, and he highly recommends it.
I’m considering this off-road Jeep adventure, which includes “travel by Jeep through middle pass where Apaches and highway men would ambush trespassers. Then we will visit old west ghost towns, followed by a trip to Johnny Ringo’s grave, and the Rattle Snake Ranch. Then we return to Tombstone on the Old Stage Coach road.” And that’s just day one. Sounds like something my boys will love. It will be so cool to take them on a real adventure! (more…)
Someone asked me yesterday where I was planning to take my vacation in July… he said, and I quote, “It’s hotter than hell there that time of year.”
Hmmm. Of course, why didn’t I think of that? It is Arizona in July. Of course it would be hotter than hell that time of year. So now, I’m wondering if I should choose a different locale. I’d change the dates if I could, but my kids don’t get out of school until mid-June, and then one of them has summer school and another has swim lessons. So, my dates are pretty much set. (more…)
According to the article:
During the day, stroll the 4-year-old Skywalk, a U-shaped, glass-bottom observation deck that juts 70 feet over the canyon’s West Rim and sits 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. Come sunset, hit Grand Canyon Apache Stables, where, for $25.50 per person, you can hitch a one-hour ride on a horse-drawn wagon that ends around a campfire. Tip: BYO marshmallows and hot dogs so you can cook up a nighttime snack. Skywalk Package including mandatory Legacy pass. (more…)
My new blog… I wanted it to be the “Write on the Road” blog, but someone else already has that name.
Anyway, this is my blog for planning and taking trips and writing as I go. I’ve always loved to travel, but haven’t been able to for years. But now that I’m divorced, I have more money (even though my total household earnings is far less than it ever was while I was married, go figure!) and more freedom. So, I’ve decided to start showing my kids the world, or at least the small corner of the world I can afford to show them for now.
A few weeks ago, I asked my older son, Corbin, where he would like to go on vacation this summer. I’d just socked away a few dollars from my tax return so we could take a trip and wanted to let Corbin have some input on our first ever “real” vacation. (more…)