Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Thanksgiving in Arizona

It's been a while since I posted last. We went to Arizona to have Thanksgiving with Maria - So that's where I'll start.

It was a good trip. We drove in one day but got stuck in L.A. for 3 hours in traffic. We went 60 miles. It sucked. I never want to go to L.A. Ever again. Well - I don't want to drive there ever. People are crazy. We almost witnessed an accident on the way back - we saw plumes of smoke rise up and all the traffic stopped. I quickly darted out to the commuter lane because it was still going and we drove past a woman who had rear-ended a truck. She was in shock and got out of her car in the middle of traffic. The engine was smoking so I don't blame her.

We made it to Wickenburg OK. Tired but OK. The next day was Thanksgiving so we hung out and cooked and ate all day. It was awesome. Just AJ, Maria, Greg and me. Greg and I played Wii a bit.

Friday we went on a hike up Vulture Peak. (Close to The Burg) It was fantastic. The peak gave great 360 degree views of the landscape. It was a tough rock-scale up to the top, but worth it.

Saturday we went up to Prescott and Jerome. That was fun. They are little towns up on the way to Sedona. We took small highways that wound all around the mountains up and down. It was awesome. On the way back we scored the longest unassisted coast - 7.25 miles. I like to see how far the car can coast. It's like a game while I'm driving. This was late at night so no one was behind me to care. Usually the Prius doesn't fare so well on coasts because it's so light - but with extra people in the car we did awesome.

Sunday we went to Sedona. This time we took the highway and Greg's car. No coasting. That place is stunningly beautiful. Like a picture book that's larger than life. My lame pictures don't tell 1/2 of the story. Speaking of pictures, you can see a bunch on this web page HERE.

I'll post more stuff this week of more recent happenings.

1 comment:

Mom said...

woah! terrific pics - cute house, yummy looking pecan pie, yams, simply awesome scenery, so so beautiful, wow, makes me want to holiday there like NOW, love geocaching! great pic Maria took of J, love the pic of Alicia and view, and of course the rainbow! Glad you had a safe trip!