So, we left Oklahoma City and headed for Santa Fe. It was out of the way (we really should have gone through Albuquerque), but I wanted to see Sante Fe so that’s what we did. There wasn’t a whole lot there, but it was cute and I got some jewelry for cheap.
THEN we hit Phoenix. Mike and Sally were kind enough to provide us with deluxe accommodations, and the kids didn’t want to leave. Truth be told, we didn’t want to leave either. The weather was finally Spring Break weather, and we enjoyed shopping in Scottsdale (I got another tattoo!) and a wonderful dinner at Ko’sin, the restaurant at the Wild Horse resort in Phoenix. Not easy to find, but worth the drive. We also dropped in on Gavan, Stacey and little Gavan 2.0. Totally cute family.
We grudgingly left Mike and Sally’s to head for the Canyon and our main destination, the Skywalk. After a rough ride on 18 miles of dirt road (which my Jeep handled like a champ) we arrived. Sadly, ChipMonkey was not allowed on the Skywalk, nor were any cameras. But it was pretty cool anyway, and we hung out up there for a while taking in the scenery and looking down 4,000 feet between our feet. Oh, and they make you wear funny little booties over your shoes so you don’t scratch the glass.
Oh, and Kory almost died …
After the canyon, we drove 40 (!) miles on ANOTHER bumpy dirt road … for no real reason other than Chip wanted to do it. I’d like to mention here that it’s a friggin’ miracle that Alex didn’t get a migraine. Heck, it’s a friggin’ miracle that none of us got a migraine, really.