We started out somewhere in Arizona.
The night before we missed the painted dessert and petrified forest (as well as Two Guns, Arizona- which until I write the post about you should totally look up) so to make up for it, B decided to take us to the Grand Canyon.
We were almost there when we took a tour at the Little Colorado River Gorge. Very pretty place and I highly recommend stopping there because one- the bathrooms are nice and two-they are not a part of the national park service so it’s donations.
Thinking that was hard to beat we headed off for the Grand Canyon.
The thing I like most about this portion of the Grand Canyon was the River. I have fully decided that during our epic 2025 road trip, we are going to go white water rafting which means I definitely need to get in shape (and have, thankfully already started that).
For now though, this was as close to the water as I got:
We also went up in a watch tower and overlooked the Grand Canyon and then walked in other areas that were sketchy enough B told the girls they were not allowed to follow him.
He is crazy.
That’s why I love him.
Here is a picture we took from the tower. Those are sun lights for inside the building and we were trying to completely block it off.
I don’t know- we are the same family that wrote out HI to the pilots flying over Galveston Beach last year.
The next silently planned stop (that I knew about) on the route was Roadkill Cafe, for which I will write about here and not on another post because, honestly, didn’t overly impress me.
I will say, the waitress was nice and I love the background of the business: a couple was moving to California in 1964 and stayed overnight at the hotel next door to the restaurant. They fell in love with the area and after owning a catering business they came back and bought several businesses. In 1997 the cafe was built. At the time, the patrons of the restaurant could dawn chef hats and cook their own steaks- something I think hubs would have enjoyed!
The husband is now deceased but their legacy lives on in this restaurant with the help of his wife, their family and friends.
The decor was appropriate for many other things we had seen along the trip and the names of the food was cute; however, the food itself was mediocre. It was something I could find anywhere else which disappointed me a bit.
We were not too hungry and knew that we would want to have a good dinner in Vegas so we opted for sides to share and this was one of two plates- the other was more wings:
I think we’ll stop there and call this Day Two and the next one Day two point five. I’m getting long winded and Vegas almost deserves it’s own post, don’tcha think?