Our Grand Canyon Adventure + The Anything and Everything Blog Hop!

Monday, July 8, 2013

This past 4th of July weekend, my Husband and I set out to see The Grand Canyon. It's only 8 hours away from Los Angeles, and I've driven near it at least 5 times... so why have I never been?!? So, we decided to use our extended weekend, for a road trip!

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Even looking back through our photos, it is still hard to wrap my brain around! When we first walked up to the South Rim, the haze made it almost resemble an ocean. It was so unreal and felt like I was looking at a painting. We spent an entire day walking/driving around the rim. On our way back to Flagstaff, we took the scenic route around the Little Colorado River, and it was so much cooler than driving in through Williams. If you're heading that way, I suggest taking the 89 to the 64 instead of taking the 180. Another perk to taking the back way is that it's Navajo country and there are street vendors all along the Highway. I picked up a could pieces of artisan jewelry!

P.S. It was hot and raining, thus my very messy hair!


As I mentioned above, we stayed in Flagstaff. We initially wanted to go to The Grand Canyon and Sedona, but The Grand Canyon was enough for one vacation! We did walk around Flagstaff, and eat at some really yummy restaurants! If you're ever in Flagstaff, you have to eat at Oregano's, it's some of the best Italian food I've ever had!! All the images above are from walking around downtown, I'm quite obsessed with the alleyways there!


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Now, onto the Blog Hop! If you're new to this hop, it's really simple. There is a very short list of directions below, and you can basically link up anything (and everything) you've been working on lately! Whether it's your new favorite recipe, the skirt you just scored on clearance, or your summer playlist, share it all! Also, every week I will be featuring a blogger from the previous week's link-up (You are making it so hard to choose just one!!). Be sure to check out our featured blogger, along with a couple other blog hoppers too!!


This week's Blogger is Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels! As I was scrolling through all the bloggers from last week's link up, I immediately noticed Laura's amazing stripe skirt! I am crazy about this entire 4th of July look she put together! I also just found Laura host's a blog hop as well! Each week she proposes a new "Trend" and bloggers can link up their own version of the "Trend Spin." It's such a clever way to engage readers and give other bloggers inspiration! When you stop by Walking in Memphis in High Heels, be sure to wish Laura a happy 30th Birthday too!!




The Rules for the Anything + Everything Link Up:

1. Follow your Host

     Tori from My Thrifty Chic
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2. Grab the button and post it within your post, or on your side bar. 
(If you do not provide a back link, you will not be able to link up)

3. Visit as many blogs as you can, because after all, that's what a blog hop is all about!



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25 comments :

Alice Warren said...

Great photos! I have never been to Grand Canyon and can't wait till my son gets a little older so we can do some hiking.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great road trip. Those photos are surreal. It's almost like you're in front of a backdrop! You look lovely, and your little dogs too :P

Lauren @ Style of One's Own said...

Thanks for letting me take a mini mental vacation with these great pics! Stunning. I went to the Grand Canyon years ago. I would love to go back.

Lauren
Style of One's Own

delovely details said...

The hubs and I have been talking about a road trip for awhile, this is such a good idea for one. We are in the OC so it's not a far trip. Thanks for the recommendations.

Arielle Thibodeaux said...

Looks like you had a great time! I have always wanted to go there. I'm adding it to my 30x30 list :)

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Thanks so much for the feature!! ; ) I went to the Grand Canyon for the first time back in March and loved it. Your pictures are gorgeous and you look so cute!!
Walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

Setarra said...

Oh wow! These photos are ah-mazing! I would love to see the grand canyon one day soon! Thanks for sharing!

ann wood said...

Loving your orange top! Looks like a great time.

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Angela said...

That looks like such a fun trip! Love your orange top! I would love for you to stop by and link up with us!
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Rebecca said...

Wow thanks for sharing these awesome vacay images.....love the Grand Canyon but the small town images also are breathtaking! Thanks for the invite to the fun linkup Tori!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Karen Curtis said...

It is beautiful there...thanks for sharing. I will be in Vegas next weekend/week. My husband really wants to go and see it so hopefully we can make it happen.

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Cynthia Meyers said...

Love your neon peplum top! Looks like a great trip. Thanks for the link up!

Elizabeth said...

Amazing photos, I've never been to the grand canyon before, and this makes me want to visit! The town is so adorable as well.

Lili Morton said...

Great photos, how fun! xoLili

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Natasha Smith said...

Beautiful photos, I definitely want to visit! The Blogger of the Week is adorable!
-Natasha @ Lovely You

MIH Janise said...

I love your peplum top! Gorgeous photos!!! Thank you for the link up.

xo,
Janise
http://MamaInHeels.com

Callie said...

Those photos are so amazing! I so want to visit the Grand Canyon someday! Thanks for the linkup. =)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Awesome photos! Loving the peach peplum top. So cute. :-)

Mo

MissRockwell said...

What a great and fun looking adventure. My boyfriend and I were just talking about taking a trip to the Grand Canyon.

PS: Weren't you scared to go out on that cliff like that?

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Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Looks like an amazing trip - and you look fabulous as well!

Thank you for choosing to link up with Style Sessions!

Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Hima Rajana said...

I went to the Grand Canyon in April, and I loved it too! You're totally right about how surreal it is. I love your orange top! I'm happy to have found your blog through Random Wednesdays and I can't wait to follow future adventures!
xo, Hima
P.S. I just started a blog and joined the cool kids club. I'd love for you to swing by and leave me a comment with some feedback! Thank you so much.
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Happiness Winner said...

Those are some beautiful pictures, I love them! Funny thing is, couple days ago I was talking to my boyfriend about making plans to visit the Grand Canyon, and these pictures only make me want to visit it more. Thank you for hosting the blog hop. :)

List Addict said...

Amazing pictures and thanks so much for the hint about which roads to take. We are heading to the States for a driving holiday heading East from Vegas at the end of the year and so I hope to be standing close to where you are there very soon. Thanks again for hosting!

Jenn Micovic said...

Luv the pics!! The last pic before the town pics, was that also the south rim? What trail did u go on? I am going there in 2 weeks! So excited!

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