Hey Gorgeous Friends,
It’s day 5, and we woke up in a KOA in Arizona. I woke up to the sun shining in the windows. My first thought was, “Wow, we slept laaaate.” I picked up my phone to check the time. I was sure it was close to 8am. My phone said…. 5:20am.
I thought it was wrong. I turned it off and back on so that it would catch up to my current time zone or unfreeze or whatever. Still said 5:20. Addy and the boys were all awake and already bouncing around the motorhome. I asked Addy to check her phone and tell me the time. She said 5:20… How? Why? The sky is pitch black in Florida at 5:20am. I had to take a picture.
So, I had coffee and took the kids to the playground. Why not?
We stayed for an hour and a half at the playground. The kids made friends and just enjoyed playing and running. All of the equipment was metal and circa 1980. It was awesome to see the kids play on playground equipment similar to what I played on when I was their age.
Then, we headed back to the camper to put dinner in the crockpot. Today’s dinner was vegetarian chili. And everyone helped.
Today’s adventure was the Petrified Forest in Holbrook, Arizona. This National Park was so filled with beautiful sights. You start at the visitor center, and then you actually drive through the park and stop at lookout points where you get out and explore. You could explore this park in 2 to 3 hours or easily spend all day there. It’s approximately 28 miles to drive the full loop from the beginning visitor center to the end.
Here’s Chuck driving into the park.
Our first lookout point.
Our second stop.
Our third stop. Everything just kept getting more and more beautiful as we traveled through the loop.
Leaving the park…
After leaving Holbrook, AZ, we headed for our campground Grand Canyon Railway RV Park in Williams, AZ. We will stay here two days and meet up with my mom who flew in from Florida and we will meet up with my aunt and uncle who live in California. We are all going to visit the Grand Canyon together.
As we drove, the landscape began to change and mountains began to appear!
Since we are staying here for 2 nights, Chuck set up our outside seating!
This trip has been a dream for us for the past 4 years or so. It is so amazing to be living it as it unfolds. Our countryside changes so drastically as you travel from one coast to the next! We serve such an amazing Creator God!!