Dan and I took a little break in March to visit friends in Phoenix and Los Angeles.  These are just a few of my photos from a WONDERFUL trip to two places I’d never seen before!

Our Phoenix friends, Betsy and Jake, have an adorable fur-baby named Gidget.  She loved Dan, and would hop on the bed with us every morning just to see him.

First tourist stop: Montezuma’s Castle.

The required through-the-windshield shot:

On our way to the Grand Canyon, we stopped at this little chapel.  At the time, we were rather hoping the little chapel would have a little bathroom, but no luck.

We followed a few deer into the trees just seconds after parking our car at the Grand Canyon…

My very first view of the canyon…

We drove out to Los Angeles to see our super-fabulous friend Kelly.  Good morning, Santa Monica!

Yes, we all had cameras in our hands, ALL THE TIME.  I’m sure we were obnoxious.  Betsy’s on the left shooting out of the hotel window, and Kelly is on the right shooting at Malibu Beach.

Kelly took this awesome picture of me and Dan at Malibu Beach.  Yay!

I guess you can’t stay in Santa Monica without stopping in at the pier.  We didn’t ride anything (it was FREEZING outside!), but the park was great to photograph!

We stopped to photograph some of the windmills on our back back through California heading to Arizona.  When I saw the kid on the four-wheeler, all I could think was, “What the flip was Grandma doing at the sand dunes?”


I was blown away (ha) by how HUGE the windmills are!  I had no idea!

I think this is the first picture I’ve EVER taken of power lines.  Kinda counter-intuitive, since I went to art school, right?  But I promise.  First time.  (See the little moon?)

Day trip to Sedona…

I want to go back to this little town, Jerome.  I seriously could’ve spent a month there, just breathing the air.

We at lunch in Jerome at Quince, where I had the most delicious guacamole with pomegranate seeds on it.  A-MA-ZING.  Then (seriously) the best quesadilla in the whole wide world…

We went horse back riding in Cave Creek on our last day in AZ.  Of course, their dog wanted to adopt Dan…

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  1. These are awesome you guys are such a beautiful couple Betsy looks well glad to see that Love you guys

  2. OMG! I LOOOOOVE these photos! They are all so gorgeous and really make me remember all the glorious times Josh and I had out west. Ya’ll are such great photographers! Glad you got a break! :)

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