Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Have I Been All Summer?

Fourth of July


*grandma wanted us all to wear matching flag shirts. and we love our grandma. that's why.

Almost every year since my mom was a little girl, my WHOLE family (on my mom's side) goes camping in Yosemite in the summer time. But since our family is growing SO big, it's pretty much impossible for us to plan a vacation where everyone can be there EXCEPT for 4th of July weekend... And getting a campsite in Yosemite is really difficult. Let alone SIX campsites for all of us. Let alone on a holiday weekend. So, this year, to fill the Yosemite void, we all went camping in Flagstaff, AZ. 

*this is SLIDE ROCK! natural rock slides and jumping cliffs- kinda crowded but really fun!

Flagstaff was a lot more like Yosemite than I thought it would be. The main difference was that the forest backed up to mountains of red rock. Some of the highlights included: 

1. Slide Rock
2. washing my hair in the rain in the forest
3. Williams, AZ (super cool old town named after me)
4. Melanie & Dane's announcement!
5. Campfire games & smores
6. Ridiculously long/over the top fireworks show in the middle of nowhere

My only complaint was the looooonng drive. On the way home we stopped at a Del Taco that had these high chairs that matched the real chairs. Wendy thought they were pretty cool.