Of course we’re actually leaving the Grand Canyon here. We just never stopped for a picture on our way in and the entrance is around thirty miles into the park from the campground.
We wanted to stop and see the Petrified Forest National Park but arrived about an hour after it closed. We did stop for a quick break and photo.
On our way home we were more about getting home than stopping and seeing more sights so we just stuck with the campgrounds we had stopped at on the way to Arizona. This is the campground at Blue Lake in New Mexico though in the dark we somehow ended up on the more primitive side and couldn’t find a way to get to the other side without a twenty mile drive around.
Stopping at Copper Breaks State Park, TX for the night where we enjoyed showers you could run as long as you liked. We knew then we were getting close to home.
At Lake Bistineau State Park, LA the ranger gave the kids bug catchers. The catchers kept them busy for hours catching moths circling the lantern. It rained off and on during the night. I love the sound of rain on a tent. Especially when you know your tent’s going to keep you dry. It’s very relaxing to me.
It never rained on us while we were out west so we had yet another sign that we were close to home. It rained that night in Louisiana but broke enough for us to pick up camp and hit the road. On the drive across Louisiana and part of Mississippi the skies really opened up and gave us a wet drive on the last leg of the journey.