Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

42nd Week in Review: Returning Home

We started the week in the Grand Canyon, which feels like a second home.  After hiking out on Friday we headed straight to Grandma Millie’s house in Prescott.  Now as I write this we are preparing for Thanksgiving in Phoenix at Jay’s parent’s house.  I refer to Jay’s parents house as our western headquarters and we have not been back here since April, so it feels good to be home.  We got to open up our boxes and discover the clothes and such that we forgot we owned.  We received mail that my parents had shipped.  We also have a secure place to make modifications to the car, the bikes, and the blog, so hopefully we’ll be ready to finish out our year on the road in good shape.

Jay and Sharon at the South Rim having completed our hike up the South Kaibab Trail

Jay and Sharon at the South Rim having completed our hike up the South Kaibab Trail

Hours volunteered:  16 hours (combined) removing tamarisk in the Grand Canyon

States: 1 – Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park, Prescott Valley, Phoenix

Budget: over – I finally broke down and bought new running shoes

People Visited: Millie Randel and Ken Brack, LinMarie DiCianni, Morgan and Cindi Holt, Nate Holt, Steve Hendrickson

Nights under the stars: 1 – Grand Canyon National Park

Best meal: lunch at our favorite local Mexican restaurant, Valle Luna

Best beer:  Ska’s Sethvleteren 8 – an organic belgium dubbel