Sunday, July 24, 2005

Grand Canyon National Park

Pictures from the south rim at the Grand Canyon.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Yaba-Daba-Doo in Valle, AZ

As you leave the Grand Canyon, you absolutely must stop at Bedrock City. This fun roadside attraction is located halfway between the Grand Canyon and Williams, Arizona at the junction of AZ 64 and US 180 in Valle, Arizona.

There's a little minimart, campground, and lots of Flintstone characters for posing.
You can even get a cup of coffee for 5 cents at Fred's Diner! Can't beat that price.
If you want something more substantial to chew on, there is a row of bones lining the parking lot.
I'm not quite sure how this metal dinosaur fits with the them - I certainly hope it isn't the skeletal remains of Dino!
I'm also not quite sure how this fits the theme, but it's fun, nevertheless.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Puerto Penasco, Mexico - July 2005

My group of friends had so much fun celebrating birthdays in Las Vegas, that we decided to celebrate more 40th birthdays in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point).
When we first arrived, we had a few problems - like half the house did not have air conditioning. After a few beers and the property manager sending somebody, there were no worries.

The house was nice inside, and had tilework throughout. Much of the house was decorated in a sea-life theme.

Once we saw this hutch with the martini glasses art, we knew we picked the right place. Benigni felt right at home too.

Most of the weekend was spent on the beach.

When we weren't on the beach, we spent time just hanging out at the house and spending time with friends. We fired up the BBQ and grilled fish and meat for dinner, and ate left overs for lunch. We have some great cooks in the group, so nobody went hungry. For the "official" birthday celebrations, we went out to dinner one night. The food was ok, but not nearly as good as what we made at the house. Plus, there was about 1/2 inch of standing water on the floor of the women's restroom when I went, which sort of grossed me out about eating at the restaurant.

When we needed a break from the beach, we spent some time in the town. I had great shrimp cocktail in one beachside restaurant, and the seafood tacos were great too.
Based on all the statues around town, shrimp is obviously an important part of the economy.