Stop 2: Page, Arizona

This was a specific request of mine to stop in Page, home of Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon. It did not disappoint! 

Found out on Facebook that it was National Nobilo Day (whatever that means), so we grabbed a glass and toasted our Nobilo on the red rocks

Found out on Facebook that it was National Nobilo Day (whatever that means), so we grabbed a glass and toasted our Nobilo on the red rocks

As Sue cooked dinner, Mark & I drove the few miles down the road to see Horseshoe Bend, quickly chasing the last of the sunset. It was breathtaking, and one of my favorite memories with my dad from the trip. 

As Sue cooked dinner, Mark & I drove the few miles down the road to see Horseshoe Bend, quickly chasing the last of the sunset. It was breathtaking, and one of my favorite memories with my dad from the trip. 

Bearcats gear & GoPro...my dad in a nutshell.

Bearcats gear & GoPro...my dad in a nutshell.

The next morning we woke up at the crack of dawn to catch the first tour of the day at Antelope Canyon—a tip someone shared with us to avoid the bottle-necking of crowds that happens later in the day. 

The next morning we woke up at the crack of dawn to catch the first tour of the day at Antelope Canyon—a tip someone shared with us to avoid the bottle-necking of crowds that happens later in the day. 

We made a second stop at Horseshoe Bend on the way out, knowing that my mom would absolutely love it. It was a bit sunnier the second time around, bringing out a whole new set of colors on the landscape. 

We made a second stop at Horseshoe Bend on the way out, knowing that my mom would absolutely love it. It was a bit sunnier the second time around, bringing out a whole new set of colors on the landscape. 

First Stop: Mesa Verde National Park

After a night in a five-star accommodation—a Walmart Parking Lot—we arrived at our first stop. Shout-out to Mark's excellent & dedicated driving, getting us there in record time!

Mother/Father/Daughter Cross Country Road Trip

Back in May I had a few weeks off between a job change. Conveniently, Mark & Sue (aka mom & dad) were planning a cross country road trip in their new toy/RV in those same few weeks. I hopped on a plane back to Cincinnati, spent the night at Toph & Tas's to see Meru for a just few hours (gotta squeeze in that niece time when you can!), and then was off in the RV set out for San Francisco. 

Mark & his old-school maps

Mark & his old-school maps

Hours of open road meant plenty of time for back seat crafts. We stumbled upon a great yarn store and scored on some wool yarn, so I finally learned to crochet from the best of the best.

Hours of open road meant plenty of time for back seat crafts. We stumbled upon a great yarn store and scored on some wool yarn, so I finally learned to crochet from the best of the best.