Oh no! I've been a terrible blogger lately, haven't I?!
This past week I had my amazing little cousin, Emily, come to visit from Illinois. She had never been to Arizona before, and I did everything I could to make sure she saw just as much of it as possible! I took her down to Tombstone and Bisbee, just a few dozen miles from the border of Mexico, all the way up to Lake Powell at the Utah border.
My dad took us to the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon, which was a first even for me!
Here's how you get into Antelope Canyon... what the fuck, right?
Here's some of my pictures of the canyon. Emily and I scampered off in the canyon taking snapshots and climbing and exploring while my dad took his time taking beautiful photographs.
I took all of these though, so compositionally correct they are not.
Emily leadin' the way.
Three showers later and I still have dirt in my hair... but it was totally worth it.
Me leadin' the way.
We climbed on stuff!
Here's the pictures from the Grand Canyon.
Doin' sum lunges... noooo big deal.
This seemed like a very appropriate place to practice me some made up Tai Chi.
While my dad was taking his photographs, Emily and I took embarrassing pictures of each other.
Stereotypical tourist pose.
Best picture. Ever.
We saw nature! Then we chased nature.
Eeeeesh. I made the mistake of looking in before I went potty.
It's cute how much of a little ham in front of the camera my cousin is... probably because she's an aspiring Broadway actress.
More pictures of the canyon that my camera couldn't really do justice. I can't wait to see the photos my dad got.
Last but not least, especially because we went here first... Tombstone and Bisbee!
These were taken at the Birdcage Theater. There is an episode of Ghost Adventures (with Sexy Zac!) that was filmed here, as it is notorious in regards to paranormal activity.
The Black Moriah. This horse-drawn hearse is one of six created in the 1880's, and the only left in existence. It is worth upwards of $2 million.
Apparently the naked figure of one of the "soiled doves" who, ahem, entertained in the Birdcage Theater's private rooms is seen down here from time to time.
That table is where the world's longest poker game took place. It lasted 8 years and 5 months. There was a $1,000 buy-in, which in the 1880's was over $30,000.
Where the magic happened. In this room Wyatt Earp solicited a prostitute named Sadie Jo, for whom he later left his common-law wife, Mattie Blaylock.
Birdcage Theater, or, apparently, Theatre.
I didn't get many pictures in Bisbee, which is an uh-mazingly photogenic little town, because I was pms-ing real bad and wanted to get started on the 4 hour drive home sooner rather than later.
Anyway, that was what I've been doing! I hope everyone has had great weeks, and sorry if this post is a little discombobulated... I took over 520 pictures and had a hell of a time picking my favorites!
Have great days anyone who may see this!