Monday, March 7, 2016

That Time there was a Donkey in My Car

Sometimes you just need a vacation. Even if it's just for a weekend. And about a month ago we were in need.

It seems like for months and months we have just been busy. Just working and living in a daily grind. Our lives are happy but we just needed something that was fun, just plain, just because we want to fun.

So off we went. We took a small weekend road trip that we had only planned a couple days before leaving. (Completely unlike us)

We packed up the kids and a small suitcase and we were off.

Heading Out. We love road trips!

Our first stop was Laughlin, NV. In Laughlin we just stuck to our hotel since we got there toward the evening. We went and saw Kung Fu Panda 3, had dinner and then went to bed because the real adventure was starting the next day.

View from our hotel window.
We woke up and headed out grabbing an on the go breakfast and headed out to Oatman, AZ.

Oatman is a little ghost town and a fun touristy place to visit. It has has a gun show fun shops and wild donkeys that wander through the town.

We wandered the town. Got a couple of souvenirs. And as we were heading out we ran into the wild donkeys as they were heading into town. We stopped and petted them and as we were getting back into our car one followed Sidda through the back door searching for food in our car.

When were finally able to get him out of the car he came to the drivers side to visit with Michael.

After a moments visit the donkey sneezed on Michael and then wandered away. And we laughed. Harder than I think we laughed as a family in a long time.

Sorry for the blurry picture. Just a quick shot of their smiles.
 After we drove out of Oatman and headed to Kingman, AZ for lunch. On our way we stopped and to look at the scenery along our way. And got a couple of awesome pictures and we built desert snowmen out of rocks.

My four favorite people.

Building desert snowmen
 We had lunch at Cracker Barrel. It was delicious.

Anya and MJ

Sidda and Me

Me and Michael
After lunch we headed home.

It was a short much needed adventurous vacation. We came home relaxed and tired. Road trips are a blast but they still take a lot out of us.

And the next day we were back to our normal everyday routine. But we were happier and ready to take it on.

Even the littlest of breaks can be exactly what you need.