About 20 years ago, my parents took us to the Grand Canyon, fulfilling my mom’s lifelong dream and attempting to offer their kids a mind-blowing experience. And according to the story, all my sister managed to say once we got there was “oh, c’est chou”. Which literally translates to “oh, it’s cabbage”. More accurately, it means she thought the grand canyon looked cute.
Since we were headed to Northern Arizona, we figured we had to put that statement to the test of our now-mature and adult eyes.
Well, sorry to say, but the Grand Canyon looks like anything but a cabbage. Heck, it doesn’t even look cute. It’s simply eye-opening mind-boggling awe-inspring and Grand. Once again we’re mad at our camera for not conveying the right emotions on pictures, but it’ll do I guess!
And to all the moms out there who love commenting our posts, a happy mothers day!
If you were a kid in the 90s living in Belgium, if you were a huge basketball fan, and of Charles Barkley in particular (ok I might have been the only one in that situation) … then Phoenix becomes a must see on your bucket list. So if your wife offers you tickets to see a Suns game, you can then consider your life complete! (Or at least partially).
We spent a couple of days in Phoenix with Jack (a friend of Maëlle’ s grandparents) who took us to Sedona, around town and to the basketball game. Sedona proved to be a perfect appetizer for the amazing scenery to come. And apparently, the area is full of positive energy vortexes, which would make it an ideal landing spot for Martians if they ever choose to come visit!
Since we’re great planners, we waited for the one rainy day of the year to head out of Phoenix and towards the West coast. In fact, “rainy” is a euphemism. “Pellety” would be more appropriate.
After drying off and spending the night with Bill and Dana, we set off into the desert!
Premiere rencontre entre le Sagiaro et Jonathan
La roche en forme de cloche
Les petits cyclistes se retrouvent dans une voiture … quelle technologie !
Decouverte de Sedona
Premieres gouttes en plein desert !
Jack nous emmene visiter les ruines du village Tuzigoot
Magnifique panorama ! Moi aussi je veux bien m’etablir ici !
Lieu de residence de Jack, un vertiable oasis en plein desert
Grande premiere : j’ai besoin d’un doggybag pour … mon dessert ! mais ca restera un secret ;o)
Apres le secret bien garde des pommes, voici celui des Sagiaro !
Jardin botanique embelli par les oeuvres de Chihuly
“The earth has been good to us”
Jonathan s’est fait tout chic pour deguster le festin de fruits de mer
GO SUNS !!!!!!!!
Seul abri pour retrouver nos directions … et dire que les habitants de la maison n’avaient aucune idee qu’on etait la !
Bill et Dana qui nous ont sauve de la pluie, de la grele et du vent
West. Just like you would imagine it… only better.
Better, because the sun looks brighter, the rocks look redder (or purpler), the mountains look higher, the snakes look snakier and the views are even more breathtaking when your bikes take you there.
There are sights and emotions that the camera does a terrible job in capturing.
So, in advance, please accept our apologies.
Grace a la pluie, le desert debourre !
Les cinnamon rolls du Mardi Gras
Arrivee a la riviere Colorado … Californie tient toi prete : on arrive !!!