Monday, March 17, 2014

An Interrupted Road Trip….

I'm back, and pretty happy about it! I sure missed the blogging world last week. I had posts scheduled but I wasn't reading any blogs while away, I missed it. I mean yes it was nice to disconnect a little, but I always miss my daily reads. 

So, our road trip only half way happened... Beware, picture overload below. 

We left Friday and started driving west after Dustin made it home from work. We traveled all day Saturday and made it to our hotel at the Grand Canyon Saturday evening around 7pm. The drive really wasn't bad at all. We stopped at the Meteor Crater on the way, Dustin wanted to check it out. It was pretty neat to see.







Sunday, we got up and around and headed to the Grand Canyon for the day to explore. 



Beauty doesn't even begin to describe it. It was absolutely stunning, breathtaking, peaceful and heavenly. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful either, it was sunny, 60 degrees and still as could be. 





We were out there all day and ended up going on 2 different hikes. The first one was about 2.5 miles up and down the side of the mountain. It took us about 2 hours and 45 minutes both ways. It was so amazing. I'm so happy we did it, we enjoyed it so much. Once we got to the bottom we just sat there for a while taking it all in.










After this hike, we did another 2 mile paved trail along the rim. We were still kind of on a high from the hike before! Then we headed back to town for dinner, we were STARVING after all that. Pizza was the perfect choice. 

Monday morning Dustin woke up sick! He had a fever and had been up a good portion of the night. He wasn't feeling well but he didn't want to waste the day, so we went back to the canyon and did another 2 mile trail on the opposite side of the south rim. It was an easy one, but we left as soon as we were done. He was really feeling yucky. 

This was the end. Because he was feeling so bad, we decided to call and cancel our reservations in Sequoia National Park, we didn't want to drive another 10 hours west the next day. It was a good thing, because about the time I was going to bed I started to feel feverish. I woke up Tuesday morning throwing up! I became very sick with a stomach bug or something that lasted until Thursday. Being that sick at home is one thing, but on the road is AWFUL. He drove us to Albuquerque where we stayed the night Tuesday, then Wednesday we went to my in-laws in Kansas for a few nights. It was great to see them, I just wish I wasn't sick most of the time. We had a really good time Friday night having pizza and seeing most of the family!

So that is how our road trip went and abruptly ended. I absolutely hate that we didn't get to go on to California and I hate that we both go sick, but that 1 amazing day we spent at the Grand Canyon was worth the drive and everything else. It was probably one of the most perfect days we've ever had…..

14 comments:

  1. The Grand Canyon is on my must visit list soon! Sorry you guys got poorly - what a bummer :/. Are you feeling better??

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  2. So sorry you both it sick.. No fun..! The pictures are fabulous..! The Grand Canyon is on the to go list..! Thanks so much for sharing..!!

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  3. The pictures are beautiful! I am sure it was a good time. I like road trips because of the quality time together! I am so sorry you guys got sick. That is no fun! Ugh. But it sounds like you guys tried to make the most of it! I hope your trip proved to be relaxing and a break that you needed even with the sickness.

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  4. Despite the illness you guys got some AMAZING pictures! I've never been very far west so I love seeing pictures and hearing about where people go! You look gorgeous!

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  5. Being sick away from home is like a fear of mine. I would just want to be home in my bed :(
    The whole area looks beautiful!!!!!

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  6. Oh no, getting sick on vacation is NEVER fun. I had a similar experience in Nashville last year. Happy you guys got one good day and looks like it was amaaazing! I've never been to the Grand Canyon before but it's on my bucket list!

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  7. Ahhh that sucks! I've gotten sick on a couple of vacations and it is sooo dissapointing. I love that part of the country too, at least you go to enjoy a little bit of it!

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  8. Such gorgeous pictures you took! Hope the sickness goes away soon!

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  9. Yikes bummer you two were sick but left in the nick of time before you were stranded! I'm going to Phoenix in a few weeks and all I want to do is hike!

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  10. I'm glad you had that one perfect day!! And I loved the picture overload! It's amazing how fast time goes by when you're out hiking.

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  11. Bless. Y'all poor things being sick...hope y'all are back to normal now. And the Grand Canyon looks beautiful...I can't even imagine how breathtaking it must be in person. Xx.

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  12. Oh no!! So sorry to hear that you both were sick but glad that you're both on the mend!! All the photos are beautiful - I'm not that much of a nature lover - but hikes are always great!! Glad you guys made it back safe!

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  13. Your pictures are beautiful! Happy you all got that one perfect day! I can't wait to go there one day!

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  14. Although it's unfortunate that you didn't get to continue to California, at least you got some amazing views and pictures. Your photos are gorgeous and make me want to go hiking!

    Brittney

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