Why the Arizona Meteor Crater Rocks…

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The Barringer crater been touted as “The best preserved meteor crater on earth”, and I hoped my kids would find it a worthwhile stop. Luckily the weather held out and we were able to visit northern Arizona on one of the few weeks it wasn’t snowing in February.

Admission tickets get you access to not only the meteor crater impact site, but to a guided tour along the rim as well. Our guide, Eduardo, was funny, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the crater and surrounding area. He made the tour interesting as well as educational. continue reading

Our Hot Air Balloon Flight with Bruce Sidlinger

While visiting the Lake Havasu Balloon Fest in Arizona, Avery and Shannon got a chance to go up in a hot air balloon with pilot, Bruce Sidlinger.

As you’ll see in the video, the wind immediately swept them over the lake towards the California border. A boat came over to tow them back to the Arizona side.

They flew over the marina to the London Bridge, intermingling with dozens of balloons before landing in the middle of a baseball field.

This was a 2 hour journey we won’t soon forget!
(video courtesy of Bruce Sidlinger)

Flying High at Lake Havasu Balloon Fest


In our travels we get to meet some really great people. This week at the Havasu Balloon Festival we had the privilege of meeting Bruce Sidlinger and Dave and Kathy Reineke. These are just two quick videos I made for them both for being so kind as to take Shannon, Avery, Hannah and I up in their balloons during the Havasu Balloon Festival. What a treat. Thank you both.

For Shannon and I it brought back many memories from when I asked her to marry me in a hot air balloon over 18 years ago.

Have you ever been in a balloon? Would you like to?