challenge day 23: vacation

i'd have to say my favorite vacation was john and my honeymoon roadtrip.  we probably could have gone to hot springs, arkansas and it would have been my favorite.  so, i had actually been to most of the places we stopped at least once, if not more than that.  BUT john hadn't, so being with him as he traveled to a bunch of new places was really ... really awesome.  plus, we were off to start our new life in north san diego county, so the anticipation in the air was awesome.  AND we had a really flexible schedule so we had time to enjoy the scenery. 

we stopped in oklahoma city, albuquerque, flagstaff, vegas, and spent one night at an all-beach front hotel in carlsbad.  we also stopped at several man v. food and guy's diners, drive-ins and dives.  here are some pictures from our adventure.

oklahoma city memorial (across the street)

warren theater in OKC -- go if you can!

the largest cross in the western hemisphere... in texas.  duh.

dinosaur museum in tucumcari

haha.. don't stop here

the meteor crater!

john being nervous at the grand canyon

we crossed the hoover dam

vegas ... we stayed at nice hotels all the way, but the venetian was pretty awesome!

our hotel in carlsbad.  that is a full ocean view!  i know you can't tell in this picture.

but you can tell in this pic!  there was a storm
but when it cleared up, john got his first view of the ocean!!


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  2. That looks like such a fun trip! I've seen pictures of that cross before - of course the big stuff is in Texas! LOL!! That last picture is beautiful...it's so serene!

  3. What a unique honeymoon! I love road trips, but haven't gone many places outside of the Southeast on them.