Monday, May 19, 2008

We had such a fun weekend!!! We got our tax check thing and so we decided to head up to Flagstaff for the weekend. We haven't been on a real family vacation in 2 years and so we figured this would be the perfect time. Ive been to Flagstaff a few times but ive never really been there. Just passing through type thing. So it was fun to actually go and be able to see the sites and explore. Friday night when we got there, we kinda got lost. We couldn't find our hotel and it seemed like the whole thing was getting off to a bad start. We finally found it and we were actually pretty surprised at how nice it was. So we decided to go to dinner since it was already around 6 and the kids were cranky and hungry....so were mommy and daddy..haha. We wanted to eat at different places every meal that they don't have here in the valley. And so we both wanted to eat at Sizzler. Since they used to have one here and they shut it down....I've been wanting to go back there and eat. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The food was HORRIBLE! We both got steaks and they were so dry and chewy...not worth the money at all. The best part of dinner was the baked potato and the strawberry lemonades...haha.

Then Saturday we woke up pretty early....hung around the hotel room a bit, and then went to breakfast. They had a really good cont breakfast at this hotel. That saved us some good money im sure haha. We went and ate breakfast and then off we went to go see some stuff. It was about 9am when we headed off and realized it was too early to do anything because things were closed. We went and drove around NAU and looked at the campus and then we found our way to the visitors center to see what was to do around there. We found a little brochure for this mansion thing and it seemed like fun. When we got there I remembered that at state parks you can do this Jr. Ranger thing and when you visit state parks you get a little button pin for the kids and its a fun thing to do. So I had Jacob do it and he was so excited to get his button. We went to take the tour and the mansion was amazing!! It was hard with the kids because you cant touch ANYTHING and of course tyler wanted to touch everything. Jacob was actually very good. He was very calm and stayed by our sides and did not touch a thing. The tour was an hour long so I was very proud of him. When we got done with that we went to best buy for a bit and around the little mall there. When we went to eat lunch there was another couple there from the valley. They told us that we should take the kids up to snowbowl because there are still patches of snow. We thought that was a good idea so we went up there. We had to do a little hiking to get there but once we did it was a lot of fun. Jacob loved the snow. He had so much fun throwing snow balls at us and at the trees. Tyler was not too sure about the snow but he had fun trying to throw snow balls as well. It was just too cold for him. That was about all we did...haha. I know not too exciting but it was a nice relaxing weekend. By Saturday night the kids were asking to go back to our old home. They were ready to come home. Tom and I wanted to live there forever. The weather was SO NICE!!! There was one thing that I could not take if we lived there. And if you have been to flagstaff you will know what im talking about....THE TRAINS!!!! There is a train going past about ever 5 min and no matter where you are, you can see the train and hear it. We went to where the train tracks are at the visitors center and I decided to take the kids to see the train as it passed through. When the train came, they both got freaked out. The looks on their faces were priceless. If you haven't been to flagstaff, I recommend it. It is a little college town but its a lot of fun because of it.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

I am so jealous that you got to go on a little family vacation!! It sounds like you had fun!

Shelly Lomu said...

What a fun time. Im not sure I would pick Flagstaff as my family vacation, but I love the weather there. Trains are no big deal. When we lived in Moscow, a train ran right behind our house. After a week, I didnt even notice it anymore.

Carlie said...

sounds like such a fun time. my sis n law and bro n aw lived there for 2 years and we visited them a few times and we never once heard a train from their house. but ia still love it there. love how its nice and cool during the summers.

Becky Rogers said...

I love Flagstaff too. My sister Alisha went there to college so we were always taking family trips there. It is a great place that is not too far from home, but the weather is awesome. Glad you had fun!