My parents came to visit from Oklahoma. It was so good to see them. We had an amazing time. Following is what we did, including some pictures.

Day 1

They arrived. Yay! We visited. I showed them around some. They checked into their hotel room. We visited for a while longer.

We went out to eat when my husband got off work. We visited some more.

It was so good to see them. I’m glad they’re here for a few days.

I also enjoyed not waking up to an alarm clock this morning.

 

Day 2

I got up at my leisure with no alarm clock again today. I did some things around the house. When my parents were ready for the day, we went to the grocery store & got groceries for the trip to the grand canyon.

Then we drove down to Tempe. I showed them where my husband works. Then went to IKEA & looked around. We also ate lunch there. I didn’t know you could eat lunch at IKEA. It was pretty good.

Then we went did some more shopping & driving around.

Then we met my husband for dinner after he got off work.

We packed for the next day & relaxed for a little bit before going to bed. Tomorrow will be an early day.

Day 3

We left this morning for the Grand Canyon. We were all excited to get there. It was an early morning.

We arrived at the south rim that afternoon. We went to the visitors center & got our first view of the Grand Canyon. It was breathtaking.  Though the pictures don’t do it justice.  It is much more beautiful in person.

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We checked into our hotel. We stayed in Grand Canyon Village for the night.

We then continued on our way. We took the buses in the village to take us to the different viewpoints. Every view was spectacular.

At one of the stops, I even found a Bible verse posted outside the gift shop there. 🙂

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We were exhausted at the end of the day for sure. So we went to the hotel & slept. We did a lot of walking.  But it was all worth it.

Day 4

We woke up at the Grand Canyon. We had breakfast in the room. Muffins we brought. Then we packed up & checked out of the hotel.

We drove east towards the watchtower, stopping at most of the viewpoints on the way. We were able to drive this part

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We made it to the tower. This was our last view of the Grand Canyon. We took a picnic lunch & sat on a bench 5 feet from the edge. Amazing.

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We left the park & headed home.

We stopped in Flagstaff on the way home & ate at Fat Olives. A restaurant that was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives. The food was so good.

Then we finished our trip back down to Phoenix. We all got a good night’s sleep.

Day 5

Today we went to church. It was an amazing service.

Then we ate a quick lunch.

After that we went to Saguaro Lake & took a cruise around the lake. It was a relaxing boat ride. We really enjoyed it.

 

Then we drove around for a while and ate dinner before going back home.

Day 6

Today was a rainy day. So we hung out at the house visiting. It was a nice relaxing day.

Day 7

Today we slept in. Then we got out & did a little shopping, washed the car, ate lunch.

Then we played glow in the dark miniature golf. It was pretty fun.

Then we went back home & relaxed. Then ordered pizza for dinner.

Had to say goodnight & goodbye to my parents. They had to go back to Oklahoma & we had to go back to work.

We really enjoyed their company. It was sad to see them go.

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