S: Heath Family Vacation 2011
FC: Heath Family Vacation 2011
1: Let the "Adventure" Begin.............. We left Tuesday, May 24th and spent the night in Valentine, NE. This is outside our "Motel" getting ready to load the van and head to Denver.
3: "Little boy...please remove yourself from the fountain area for your safety! We do not want you to get hurt and... WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS!!" | Nice purse, Mark... | Go | Broncos!!
4: "Pike's Peak"
5: Wed., May 25th. We spent the night with our friends Aaron, Liz, Treyben, Taite, and Teigen. They have a beautiful place with a great view of Pikes Peak.
6: Beautiful Mountains of Colorado | Thursday, May 26th
7: Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado | Are we in a desert? | Too Windy!!
8: Welcome to New Mexico | Thurs., May 26th. We ended our day in Albuquerque. We stayed at a hotel near Old Town. We walked around downtown a little, then we had a nice dinner at a mexican place called "Little Anita's"
9: Old Town, Albuquerque
10: Friday, May 27th Our goal is to get to Phoenix by 3pm... Will we succeed??? | On the road again... | Arg....Flat tire!!! Someone is not happy about that, right Olivia?
11: Getting 2 new tires
12: Welcome to Arizona! !! We were about 2 hours from Phoenix, just south of Flagstaff. We had to get out and stretch our legs and the wind almost blew us away...Are we back in SD again???
13: Why are you crying, Landry?
14: Let's | W | I | M | S | Saturday, May 28th... | Drury Inn, Phoenix
15: I think you kids swam for over 12 hours today. All of you were 'Raisins'... | Rick and Patti's Place to celebrate Grandma B's Birthday and Tyler's Graduation
16: Life is good...
17: Celebration Time...
20: Family Photo Shoot | by ME:) | Sunday, May 29th
21: "Can you say Cheez!!"
23: Grandma B. We will never forget this vacation because of you. Thank you for all the MEMORIES!!
24: Sedona, AZ
25: Monday, May 30th
26: We had a wonderful afternoon in Sedona. We ate at a great Thai restaurant, while the rest of the crew ate Mexican. They missed out on an awesome lunch:)
27: "The Princess and the Frog"
28: Look who fell in...... | Slide Rock State Park-- We were the only car that stopped at this park on our way back to Flagstaff for the night.This is what everyone missed out on............. | R U Cold??
29: And next....... | And next!!!
30: The Grand Canyon!! Tues, May 31st
31: Wow, what a day, We were all very excited to see the Grand Canyon and it was BREATH-TAKING!! Owen said, next time we are hiking to the bottom though!!
33: Watch out Owen, he's gonna eat you! | "God has all the Power!!", right Landry?! | Jordyn...you make us nervous!!! | Mom's Little Dare Devils!
34: CACTUS..!!! | I think I was more obsessed with the cacti than anyone else...ok, I was obsessed with the cacti. I was just amazed to see the thousands of cacti growing like weeds, and then the Arizona sunset. Majestic!
35: The desert can be beautiful!! | And desert flowers, another one of mom's obsessions:)
37: Four Corners, USA | The only place in the USA where 4 corners of 4 different states meet... Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado | Mom's little game.... Which picture matches which State??? | Wednesday, June 1st | Mom driving thru a "sand" storm? Watch out!!
38: Mesa Verde National Park
39: Cliff Palace | Thursday, June 2nd
40: Balcony House
41: these are toeprints of the natives that climbed the cliffs to get down to their homes!!!
42: The Rocky Mountains
43: THe Million Dollar Highway | We are in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on the "Million Dollar Highway" US Route 550 between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado | The temperature dropped real quickly and still lots of snow in the mountains for June! | There were some very WINDY roads on this highway. It felt like a rollercoaster!! | Don't look down, Mom!
44: Ouray, Colorado
45: This is the motel we stayed at in Ouray. It was nestled quaintly in the town with a 360 view of mountains all around us! It was probably 50-60 degrees out but the outdoor pool was 90 degrees! Yeah Baby! | "What happened, Olivia?"
46: Box Canyon Falls | This is what our 5am visitors did, just outside our motel room!! (Momma Black Bear and her 2 cubs!!) | Friday, June 3rd
47: We took a little morning hike, hoping to not run into any "black bears"!! This was right behind our motel. We hiked to Box Canyon Falls, walked into the canyon, then hiked to the top of the Falls. Lots of pretty scenery on our hike. And perfect weather! | A little "nature" on our hike
48: Its our last night of vacation:( We spent it at Aunt Mary and Ron's place at Highland Ranch, Co. We had a fun night with them. They weren't used to 4 kids invading their condo, but the kids found stuff to entertain them:)
49: Owen wins the best "monkey face" award!! | And the winner of the hula hoop contest!! Go Liv!! | And tomorrow we go home.... THANK YOU GOD for a wonderful vacation!