Friday, May 24, 2002
Hi from Barb! :)
Well, as my dear husband said, it was quite a LONG drive getting across half the country! But well worth it when we finally got to Arizona! It was great visiting with Jenny and my sister, Bobbie. Jenny took me to visit both of her jobs and meet her friends and see her cute apartment. Now I will have a picture in my head when I think of her in these places. :) I really miss her and wish we could have visited longer, but that will be another trip...
We left Phoenix and headed up to Cottonwood where we spent a couple of hours with my dear friend, Lottie Olson. I saw her beautiful home and now know why she won't be moving back to Hudson. :( She was so kind and took us out to eat at a Grill place and we had the BEST food! Just imagine... banana bread pudding with rum sauce... :))) Lottie, I love you and miss you!
We drove through Sedona and what a beautiful part of the country, but let me tell you, driving through mountains with hairpin curves is NOT my cup of tea at all!!! I discovered I have a severe fear of heights! I think a couple of times I actually screamed... or was that in my head? I am just praying that we won't be doing that again!
Then we saw the Grand Canyon and were lucky enough to get there at sunset... it was breathtaking! So much that we are doing I have seen and done before, although many years ago. But it's like experiencing it again the first time watching the reactions of these 3 Swedes I am with. For example, the first time they see a butte or cactus they are in such a hurry to photograph it, thinking they won't be seeing another one, only to be bombarded with them the next few hours, lol. I remember doing the same thing my first time seeing the west. :)
Hoover Dam we saw at night and it was awesome! Kind of cool cause we were literally the only ones there. We may go back to see it again during the day... we'll see. Then a few miles later we come over a hill and there is Las Vegas, lit up as only Vegas can be (is there a reason it's so close to Hoover Dam? hehe). The strip is really something to see, isn't it? I am glad they all got to see it for the first time at night, what an experience!
Today, the *boys* went to a Star Trek Experience and I napped... and napped! Man, did that feel good! Now they are back after having walked the entire strip, soaking their feet and I am ready and raring to go...
So, that's it for now. I'm sure I will be writing more later, but for now, signing off!
But first, I have to say hi to Katie and everyone at Travel Explorers... told you I would, Katie! ;P
Hi from Mattias
Wow, during the last two days we've seen two of the most spectacular views a person can see.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002
by Miikka S
More of todays adventures and pictures from yesterday and today when we settle down in vegas. VIVA LAS VEGAS!!
"Keep your stick on the ice."
Sunday, May 19, 2002
We left at 7:30PM from home in Wisconsin.. by the time we hit the Minnesota/Iowa border we
The trip was ok but LOOONG! My feet swelled up cuz of sitting imobilized for hours at end.
Thank god the truck behaved well and managed to do well under the hours of 75mph stetches we drove.
Well... Look under the pictures and clips for photos from the trip so far.
Saturday, May 11, 2002
Ready to go.
Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Saturday, May 04, 2002
Wednesday, May 01, 2002