Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 14th, 2009

We're back in Los Angeles after a year of wandering the states. It's Grandma's birthday once again and we're planning another epic party.

In the past week or two (who can keep track) we have been exploring the Southwest. After leaving Albuquerque

we drove up to the wilderness for the Rainbow Gathering. Free food, free camping, free entertainment, filthy hippies galore and eternal drum circles. We had a great time and met quite a few characters. A video of Steve playing accordion (as shown below) will be posted on: this website at some unknown point in the future.

On our way out we visited the four corners, then on to the Grand Canyon! Woo Hoo!! We conquered the canyon over a leisurly three days and almost died at least 15 times. The temperature at the bottom was 109 in the afternoon shade. It was awesome.

On the way down to Phoenix after an early morning of dragging ourselves up out of the hot, dirty canyon we got pulled over by a Yavapai County cop who was suspicious of our filthy appearance and wanted to profile and hassle us. It was very rude. DOWN WITH YAVAPAI COUNTY SHERRIFF'S DEPT!!! We made it to Phoenix despite the Sun's attempts at murdering us. Steve's buddy Jim was down there and we all took off East for some camping adventures in the Chiricahua Mountains.

On the 12th we sped to Los Angeles, driving straight from Phoenix with nothing but ice for air conditioning. We had a picnic under a dinosaur and made it to Grandma's just in time to scare the hell out of her and mom, who were not expecting us. Particularly not expecting us to come screaming in the backdoor.

Good job us!

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