Day 10 of Road Trip Takes Ruiz Family Up High Over the Grand Canyon and then to Las Vegas Thumbnail

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.

DAY 9 of Road Trip is dedicated to the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert and Dinosaur Tracks Thumbnail

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 Road Trip Takes Us to Arizona Border Crossing and Visit to Meteor Crater Thumbnail

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.

The main patio area of Las Golondrinas, which dates back to the 1700’s.

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.

Day 6 of Road Trip Reveals Wonders of Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns and First of Cool-looking McDonald’s Thumbnail

El sexto día del Viaje Familiar PapiBlogger nos llevó hacia el oeste, desde Marfa, Texas a las Montañas Guadalupe y las Cavernas de Carlsbad en Nuevo México, así como al primero de varios McDonald’s de magnífica apariencia que estaremos visitando durante nuestro recorrido de 40 días.

Day 5 of Family Road Trip Starts with World Class Brisket and Ends with Marfa’s Mysterious Lights Thumbnail

On Day 5 of our road trip, the Salt Lick restaurant in Driftwood, Texas, near Austin was the first stop in what would end up being a 500-mile day of delicious Texas-style cooking, long drives to West Texas and even a potential alien encounter in the dessert near Marfa.

Day 4 of Road Trip Keeps Us in Austin for Washers Tossing and Barton Springs Thumbnail

Following a unplanned middle of the night drive from New Orleans to Austin, the PapiBlogger Family used its fourth full day of the 40-day family road trip to rest its wheels. Well, sort of.

Day 3 of Road Trip Winds Thru New Orleans and the Lower Ninth Ward Thumbnail

El tercer día del viaje familiar lo dedicamos a explorar más acerca de los sabores regionales de Nueva Orleans como capital culinaria de los Estados Unidos, su histórico Barrio Francés, y la catástrofe causada por el huracán Katrina.

Day 2 of Road Trip takes us through three states and a Bourbon-less New Orleans Thumbnail

The second day of the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip took us on a nearly 11 hour, 590 mile long drive from St. Augustine to New Orleans. Although driving through the whole of Florida, as we […] Read more