Saturday, April 29, 2017
Today's vacation adventure was heading over to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Forest for the day. Jen and I had been here once before about 20 years ago on the way down to the Iowa State bowl game with Mema and Papa but the boys hadn't so we figured it was good opportunity to take them. The weather was completely nuts today. We had sun, wind, rain and even snow in the 3 hours we were in the park. Given the poor weather situation we weren't able to get out and hike much but the park is so vast it really is best viewed as you drive slowly through. We did manage to get an annual National Park Pass today so I guess we are going to have to take more national park vacations this year.