Fairwell Arizona!

Trip Start Aug 06, 2011
Trip End Aug 30, 2011

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hello family and friends,

We are prepared for our departure from Arizona. Our furniture is already on the East Coast, bear spray has been ordered, snacks have been purchased, the Bear-Mobile is tuned up, and we are ready to hit the road on Saturday, August 6th.

We really enjoyed our time in the Southwest. Here are some of our favorite memories:

- Our engagement in Hawaii =)

- Hiking the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon

- Staying on The Strip and watching Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas

- Camping trip to Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon

- Seeing miles of cactus in Saguaro National Park, Arizona

- Watching a gun fight in Tombstone, Arizona

- Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona

- The Ostrich Farm

- The Painted Desert at Petrified Forest National Park

- Walking the rim of the Meteor Crater

- Beach time in Rocky Point, Mexico

- Jared's 26th birthday in Disneyland

- Memorial Day Weekend 2010 in LA

- Christmas 2010 in San Diego

- Feeding giraffes at the San Diego Zoo

- Spending time in San Francisco

- Camping in Yosemite National Park and hiking the John Muir Trail and Mist Trail

- Wine Tasting in Napa Valley with Steve and Alexa

- Seeing a bear at King's Canyon National Park

- Watching dolphins at Channel Islands National Park


- Going to the lowest point in the US at Death Valley National Park

- Many wonderful meals with Chef Mike at The Edge - including kangaroo, bison, rabbit, escargot, lamb, and many other delicious entrees

- Parties and dinners with our friends Renae, Dave, Andrea and Rob

- Driving the Bear-Mobile through a tree at Sequoia National Park

- Fighting off scorpions

- Hiking Camelback Mountain

- Hot air balloon over the desert

- Hiking to a vortex in Sedona, Arizona

And the list goes on........

We are looking forward to the new memories we will make during our cross country trip and in New York City.

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Renae on

OMG! I miss you guys already.... And really, you want to see rows of corn?....LOL

You two have done more in 2 yrs in AZ/Southwest than Dave and I have...But we have your favorite spots now and will think of you when we get there!

Emily on

Have fun Jared and Dena! What a packed adventure you have. I can't roll like you two crazy kids....enjoy!

Ellen Davis on

It's going to be another grand adventure for you two Im sure. Please don't get ate by a bear. Id be sad.

Leah on

So happy for you both!!! Safe travels and you will be missed!!!

Mark Vitale on

Your blog is awesome it looks like you guys are having a blast! Have fun!

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