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The end of our Long American Holiday

So, after getting back from Canada I’m in full packing mode again. This time there is more to pack than usual – our whole house! That’s right. After 20 months living in Houston and adventuring in North America we’re packing up all our stuff ready to come home to England. The girls and I will … Continue reading

Arizona – Sedona (May 2013)

Arizona – Sedona (May 2013)

And finally I’ve got round to writing about the last part of our trip to Arizona back in May 2013… We drove from the Grand Canyon knowing we only had a couple of days of holiday left.  We were already talking about what adventures and things we’d like to see on our next holiday.  The … Continue reading

Cracking a Geode

Cracking a Geode

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS) at the weekend and it’s always a trip we  enjoy.  The Big One wanted to see the paleontology exhibit and also the new Ancient Egypt hall but we didn’t get into the actual museum before the girls had seen something they wanted to do even more: … Continue reading

Children’s Hotel Ratings

During our whistle-stop trip around Arizona this last week the Little One started talking about “hometels” and asking whether we would be staying in a hotel or a hometel that evening. Both girls discussed how to classify the different hotels we’ve stayed in and here’s how the rankings work: Motel – clean bed and bathroom, … Continue reading

The Grand Canyon and Monument Valley

We could have stayed longer in Scottsdale but the Grand Canyon called. The drive took us through the semi arid desert, Sonora. The landscape changed from cacti filled desert as we drove higher and it began to look more like Yosemite, with pine forests on the slopes of the higher hills and mountains. But still … Continue reading

The Apache Trail

The Apache Trail

After a swim and breakfast we went to collect our hire car so we could explore the nearby Apache Trail. It’s billed as the most scenic drive in Arizona (by Frommers) and has a few interesting places along the way. Before we got to the first one, Goldfield Ghost Town, we had to deal with … Continue reading