On the 15th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip, the Ruiz clan took a decidedly girl centric path with visits to the American Girl cafe and store in The Grove, L.A.'s shopping and celebrity viewing hot spot, as well with a tour of famous Hollywood homes.
On the 14th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip, the Ruiz clan devoted most of the day to magical discoveries at Disneyland and the night to introducing the kids to an L.A.-style, Mexican dinner complete with an awesome mariachi group.
On the 13th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip we had our first visit to Disneyland and spent some time at a Ronald McDonald House in Orange County that deeply moved our family.
On the 12th Day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip we left the comfort of our spectacular suite at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for a nearly five hour drive west to California for a little Disneyland magic in Anaheim.
On the 11th day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip the Ruiz clan cruised the Las Vegas Strip, climbed atop the Eiffel Tower and got some much needed, pool-side rest at the fabulous Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.
Day 10 began with a bang as we took the kids by surprise with an air ride over the Grand Canyon in the PapiHeli. Well, I don’t really have a PapiHeli but the company we chartered the 30-minute helicopter from is called Papillon.
My older kids, Jonathan (10) and Elena (6) thought they had seen a large mountain of rock yesterday when they visited the Meteor Crater but that was nothing compared to what the ninth day of our journey offered: sightseeing around the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Day 8 of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip featured a visit to the nation's oldest house and church and then onto a major drive to the world's most famous crater on our way to the day's final destination, the Grand Canyon.
Day 7 of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip was highlighted by a visit to El Rancho de Las Golondrinas (Ranch of the Swallows), a visit to the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and some leisurely walking and dining in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Here's one major reason why the Papimobile (aka our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse) will go to Arizona: God made the Grand Canyon and He trumps all politics.