The last chapter of our epic road trip

Arizona and California and finally back home in Oregon!

It was an amazing five weeks, 8000 miles and 14 states, packed with so many fun things to see and do. Road trip 2011 is a success!

A rest stop in Arizona…

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Saguaro National Park…

The kids wanted to see some giant cacti and so we did!

Starting with this beaut…

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Ha! Okay here’s the biggun’s

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We had a lovely Couchsurfing experience with a woman in Tucson. She has a lovely home, soup in the crock pot, towel sets laid out for each of us. We are definitely going to have to step up our hosting game. She sets the bar high!

I didn’t take any pics of Joan unfortunately but here is Lotus on the bed wondering if a lock might make a good nipple;)

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On our way out, early the next morning, my friend Timmi in Phoenix was up for a visit. The kids had a blast playing and it was great to meet a longtime online friend in the flesh. We loved Timmi’s house!

I wish you could see how long her gorgeous hair is. Jealous!!!!

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We stopped and saw the giant dinosaurs (featured in the Pee Wee’s Big Adventure movie).

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They are up inside the head of the T-rex here…

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It was wonderful and a little odd being back home. It almost felt like we were walking into someone else’s home. BUT, we slept great and it is GOOD TO BE HOME!!!!!!!

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