Hoover Dam: NV/AZ

Well, let me start off by saying, National Lampoon led me astray. I was hyped up for this dam tour and couldn’t wait to take the kids on it because they are obsessed with Vegas Vacation. What the movie didn’t portray very well was that this dam tour took us 54 stories beneath the damn… Continue reading Hoover Dam: NV/AZ

Meteor Crater: Winslow, AZ

Our next stop in Arizona was at Meteor Crater. This is another one of those instances where I never truly fathomed how big something like an impact crater really was until I saw it in person. It’s not like it is even that big when compared to the Chicxulub or Sudbury impact craters, but I… Continue reading Meteor Crater: Winslow, AZ

Route 66: Williams, AZ

History was always my least favorite subject in school. I don’t know if it was because every teacher I had made it incredibly dry, or if the fact that it always managed to be my morning class and I ended up sleeping through the good stuff. Having kids has actually made me LOVE history and… Continue reading Route 66: Williams, AZ

Comfort Inn: Butte, MT

We have stayed here in June 2017, August 2019 and October 2019. The location is convenient as it is right off the interstate but not so close that the traffic keeps you awake at night. The staff are friendly and you can tell it is a family run business. Breakfast is what you would expect… Continue reading Comfort Inn: Butte, MT

La Quinta: Butte, MT

We stayed here in August 2016 and November 2017. Our first stay was great and the staff went above and beyond for us (both stays actually). Our second stay, our room smelled like smoke and dog urine which was enough that I didn’t sleep well. Breakfast was great and the hotel was otherwise very clean.… Continue reading La Quinta: Butte, MT