Towards the end of July, Karen and I went to our real home. Arizona, it wasn't my decision to go home during the hottest time ever. But it was set that we had to go home, I don't know why its always during hottest month out of the year but it had to happen. I was saving my dollas to go to Seattle because I never been, but when I found out during June I was not to please to do it but I couldn't say no to family matters. I thought might as well and take a semi-not even a vacation time to go home. When it came closer to our trip to AZ, I couldn't wait to get out Utah and work. I just needed to get away for a second and take time off from everything especially work.
So I rented a truck because we needed to take some stuff to get rid of and were off and we also had to take my nephew home too. We kinda sorta had a road trip my nephew never been through Moab or the other side of Utah so it was a good thing for him to explore a little bit poor thing never been outside of Arizona except Texas.
This is the thing about summer, I just hate it because its freakin hot I cant stand it. Myself coming from the hottest place on the planet I just can't do it anymore. Seriously, when Im in the sun I get dark pretty quick just in like half n hour I'm like golden brown like my nephew would say. I don't like being in the sun at all I rather stay indoors. Anyways, going through Moab, its pretty hot like 100's degrees. This little town gets pretty busy with tourist, main street was pretty busy with pedestrians.
|just leaving Moab|
|in the middle of downtown of Blanding.|
It takes us about 7-8 hours of driving time to get home to Arizona, my mom's family lives in the northern part of Arizona, its a pretty nice I mean we do get snow, rain, and does get cold but its the still the desert precipitation is medium to less than here in Northern Utah.
|On the reservation, I love the clouds|
|my uncles homestead in Burnside|
|yumm, was soo good|
|Window Rock flea market the area was nice we had a little space facing north. This was early in the day setting up people were still coming|
|Castle Butte, home|
When it was time to drop off our nephew we first stop in Joesph City AZ, to visit my other sister. I haven't seen her or visit for some time. I feel sad leaving her I wanted to stay longer but we were on a schedule and do another drop before heading to our next stop. We finally, got to Winslow. Sadly, I grew up here and where my nephew lives and his mom and brother and sister. I have mix feelings about this place I've had bad and the good memories. But what can you do, really. One thing its kinda of annoying is when I tell someone where I was born. They sing that song from the Eagles "Standin in the Corner," you should see when I roll my eyes at them. But I should say this have to stop at the place called Root Beer stand. If you ever stop in Winslow ask a local they will tell you how to get there. This place serves this thing called "chili fries" omgosh! I live for it, its like one of those things you have to have. Its just hamburger meat with some special spices and you can cheese with or without over fries. I gotta warn ya eat it slow. But its so good, its there popular item on the menu they do have other items but this you have to try. Its been here I don't know how long, I remember growing up and walking over with my change and getting a small chili fries. I was a foodie then and still am.
After saying our good-byes with my nephew we headed of to Flagstaff AZ, a tourist and college town. I love this town but I can't even live here to expensive to live. It has that homey feel, hippies I'm not gonna lie there is, but a lot of college kids too. I didn't make reservations for a hotel to stay I waited at the last minute oops.I picked the Marriott, the other hotel I liked was not available. I wanted to stay somewhere nice and comfy and we deserved it, Karen and I worked so hard the past two days and I wanted to spoiled ourselves and be somewhere nice. I don't like to skim on the little luxuries on me or anyone else.It was very nice, we had the main floor and opened up to the patio it was very nice indeed. I didn't complain about it all.
|outside of flagstaff|
|Marriott hotel very nice one too I love the patio wanted to go out and see the sunset but I fell asleep and missed it all|
|the beds were nice, its a luxury to have a comfy bed|
|breakfast time yumm|
|downtown Flag, that hotel its been there since I don't know when like ages.|
|I read there bio and they been at the place for 40 years.|
|karen and I love pizza this pizza was huge we a slice and half|
|from their patio and it was raining when we sat down to eat.|
|I love pubs and I like local beers. This is one of their companies, of course I pick one or two of their beers. Support locals companies.|
When we left Flagstaff we were supposed to be there for two hours end up staying longer and got on the road a little late, but I try not let it bother me and enjoy or semi-almost not even close vacation.I wished we stayed a whole week but that wasn't possible for us and wished we stayed longer in Flagstaff another day that would be awesome. The trip itself was good, I wish it was a different trip but seeing home was a good thing for me. This was one of our main highlights for the summer, going on trip even though it was going home four days. I try to make into an adventure trying something different with something that's familiar to you for so long. We had our fun moments.
|heading home to Utah.|