Friday, April 22, 2011

The Grand Canyon.

Two days ago we visited the Grand Canyon. I'm sure that all of you know what it is but I guarantee you that you don't know what it looks like. It wasn't just a big crevice in the ground, and wasn't just a big cliff at the edge. There where many rock formations in the middle of the canyon and many ridges that separated the side canyons from each other. We went on a 5 mile hike that gave a great perspective of the canyon. Alright, Iv'e kept you waiting long enough, here are the pictures. Scratch that, I don't have pictures yet, will post them tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Red Rocks

Our last visit was to Sedona, a place where all the rocks were red. Being there took your breath away and I don't say that lightly. I was in the presence of a natural phenomenon. See for yourself. Tomorrow we go to the Grand Canyon. I'll have to decide which was better.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flat tire!

About 100 miles ago we experienced some technical difficulties. A flat tire occured on our left rear tire holding up our travel trailer, not really ideal when you plan to go around 280 miles. So my dad bought a kit for fixing tires that had some really gross black stuff that looked like liquid rubber. And so the tire was fixed and we kept driving happily ever after.

Bungee jumping!!!!

After White Sands we went to Tombstone, Arizona, a place where the wild west kind of originated. It was a cheesy tourist town where the only thing I enjoyed was going to a shop where they sell stuff made of snake skin, it was really cool. The other thing that I enjoyed was going to a comedy gun fight. That sums up that town. Then we traveled to Tuscon, the home of the saguaro cactus. Each one of the green looking sticks out there is a saguaro cactus. It the picture below if I were to stand up next to the cactus I wouldn't even come up to the first branch.

Last night we went to the Pima County Fair were I went bungee jumping and rode on an Asian Elephant. It was really fun!

Friday, April 15, 2011

White Sands, a place to have great fun.

When we visited White Sands National Monument, about all you could see was pure white sand dunes for mile after mile. Probably the best part was getting to jump off the sand dunes but sledding down was fun too. Check out our video. The winds were fairly strong so the sand was getting blown into our legs and it felt like needles stabbing into your skin.

The worlds biggest pistachio!!!

The worlds biggest pistachio, located Pistachio Tree Ranch, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Carlsbad Caverns

Two days ago we visited the Carlsbad Caverns, a complex system of caverns and tunnels that create one big cave. The biggest cavern in there was the Big Room. It was the size of six football fields and the highest point in it was around 275 ft. tall. We took a tour of a tunnel called Left-Hand tunnel. Our only light on that trail were wooden lanterns with candles inside. Although you could see where you were going you couldn't see very well. What was really cool was that we where 754 ft. underground, yet the caverns were huge. If you can make out the pictures congratulations.

 Really cool place. It's worth the visit.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New post. (WE HAVE WIFI!!!!!!!!)

After Crystal Beach, Texas, we went to San Antonio, Texas where we saw our "Aunt", really just a super good friend of ours. Her parents were really cool people. I made a painting with them.
We also went to the Alamo, the place where Custard made his last stand and the Indians killed them all.
After that we went to Big Bend National Park and went on a really good canoe trip where none of our guides use to work at a steak house so the food was really good. The scenery was the best though.

Then we traveled to Guadalupe Mountains National Park where we hiked 8.4 miles to the top of Texas, Guadalupe peak.

Now we are in Carlsbad getting ready to go to the beautiful caverns that they have here. My brother won a two dollar bill in the arcade at this RV park.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Seen our cousins, gone to the beach, and ended up in New Orleans.

After visiting the Keys we went to Clearwater, Florida to see our cousins. I had a great time with them. We went on a nice bike ride and went to the Renaissance Festival where i got my hand dipped in wax.
It felt kind of weird because the wax is hot but you can do it at home.
Then, we went to Meramar Beach where the water was nice and the waves were very big.
After that, we went to New Orleans. Bourbon street, the place where everything happens had some very strange shops on it. No further comment needed.
Right now we are leaving from Crystal Beach, Texas, where you can drive on the beach, the population is about 1,000, and the closest town is 15 miles away. Last night we ate at a restaurant where I had what the menu said was crab but really it was "SO MANY FREAKING CRABS!!!!!!"