A little back story..
I was born in Mesa, Arizona but spent my whole life in New Jersey. Going back to Arizona has been on my bucket list ever since I can remember, along with a few other amazing sights, like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. This trip was also special to me because it was the first vacation Shane and I have experienced together, (and we didn't kill each other!)
We started the trip in Flagstaff. By the way, I had no idea there were forests and pine trees there!? We went to see Walnut Canyon and Meteor Crater here. They were two really cool places, which I recommend to go see if you're ever in the area. After that we drove our trusty rental car up to Page where we saw Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Breathtaking to say the least.
After being in Page for three days, we drove down to Phoenix. We met up with Shane's childhood friend. Canaan is a professional racecar driver, so he gave us a tour of the place and then we went on the track! V Exhilarating.
Towards the end of the trip we made our way to Tucson where we were able to meet up with his younger sister, Lily. She was wrapping up her semester of University of Arizona, so we were able to check out the campus and help her pack up.
Sorry for the long post, let's get to the good stuff. Photos are in chronological order of the trip!