Okay, we've put this off long enough. We've been home for a week now and still haven't finished off the trip blogging. It's just kind of a pain to add descriptions to all the photos we took.Anyway it's done.
There are two other portions f the trip to tell you about. After a day of rest following our Las Vegas/San Diego journey, we took a little day trip to Nogales, Mexico. It's about 2 hours drive south of Casa Grande. What a great place! South of the border you'll find cheap crafts, jewelery, and liquor, as well as great food, and tons of friendly Mexicans! Would have been nice to stay the night, but we're very happy just to have had the opportunity to see for a day.
While the main purpose of the trip was Mexico, we also stopped at an old Spanish mission south of Tucson, and an artists colony in Tubac, AZ — near the Mexican border. Check out a few pics below:
And lastly, to cap off a fully packed two week vacation, we took an overnight trip to the Grand Canyon. On the way up we stopped at Montezuma's castle — a national historic site of ancient cliff-dwellings — as well as Sedona — one of the most beautiful parts of Arizona. After an evening in the town closest to the Grand Canyon national park, we got up and did a three mile hike into the Canyon. What an awesome experience! Check it out!
Wow, what a great vacation. A perfect balance of sight seeing, and sitting around the pool. The weather was perfect the whole time we were there. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, and we can't wait to go back.
Actually, we can't wait to retire so we can go down there for like 5 months a year!