Why? Well, we decided to explore the Apache Trail (AZ 88) today with a teething 3 month old. We left at 9am and got home at 4pm. Jeremiah was crying...well, a lot of the time. It was a beautiful drive, and I really enjoyed it when J wasn't screaming his head off.
We stopped briefly at the 'Lost Dutchman' State Park, but didn't pay the $5 to get in because of a (not for long) sleeping baby. Here's a pic of the Superstition Mountains:
The first lake we saw was Canyon lake. It was very low and closed off to boating.
The drive had lots of 1-lane bridges. It reminded me of the road to Hana in Maui, only not as scary.
22 miles of the road was unpaved. It was really bumpy, like it had been paved and they just let it go. Jeremiah slept through most of it, thank goodness. I was in the backseat w/ the baby, so I missed some of the views, but what I did see was incredible! The drops off the side were really steep and scary. Shawn did a great job driving!
J and I on the side of the road somewhere:
Then we found Roosevelt lake (see the road, all dirt? FUN!)
Here we are at Roosevelt Dam (that's when the pavement came back, Thank goodness!)
And here's some bridge - this picture was taken from "Inspiration Point: Interpretive Spot" or something like that.
We were all happy to get home. Me especially. I don't know any mom that doesn't hate to hear her baby cry.