Lake Powell and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

April 23, 2016 – Today’s adventure was another driving trip, this time through Lake Powell and over to Vermilion Cliffs.  Lake Powell was beautiful, with a nice dam and a few hiking trails.  First we stopped at Ranch House Grille in Page, AZ for breakfast.  Their coffee was nice and strong, and we got pork green chile…

Phoenix and Surrounding Parks

February 26 – 29, 2016 – Back in 2004 we met on a road trip (on leap year), so what better way to celebrate than with a (plane/road) trip?  We wanted to get away from gray and windy Boise, and warm and sunny Phoenix seemed like the perfect destination. Saturday morning we headed up towards…

Hoover Dam

On Monday we decided to go check out Hoover Dam.  Although we had to brave the regular crowds plus about 60 excited, screaming school kids who were running around like crazy, we eventually got tickets for the Hoover Dam Tour.  While we waited for the tour to start, we checked out the Hoover Dam Bypass,…

Spur of the Moment Trip to Phoenix

A few weeks ago during the middle of the week we started talking about what to do over the weekend.  We decided that we’d never seen the Grand Canyon (the last time we were in Phoenix there were 2 feet of snow in that part of the state), booked the tickets, and left for Phoenix…

Spring Break and an Arizona Wedding

Where to begin. This week was filled with travel, between driving to Brownsville, Buffalo, flying out to Arizona (with a layover in Chicago), driving around Phoenix, driving to Tuscon, driving back to Phoenix, flying to Buffalo (with a layover in Dallas), then driving back to Blacksburg. Obviously, one of the most memorable parts of the…