I'm in the midst of a driving tour vacation of Arizona. (Note: it's hot here. Like, 113 degrees hot.)
We've seen the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Page (AWESOME calm rafting trip down the Colorado River www.raftthecanyon.com), Phoenix, and later today: Tucson.
I've eaten WAY too many cup-o-noodles and McDonald's, but also a fair number of KIND bars and apples. Hampton Inn and Suites (3 of our nights are there) have a decent breakfast with nice fresh fruit.
I like when my vacations mix camping (cheap, quiet, lots of stars) with hotels (cooler, showers, gyms, and pools).
OH and I celebrated my 41st birthday with my boys while camping in the Grand Canyon. Mather campground was the first place I ever camped as an adult, with my spouse, probably 12-13 years ago. And? It's still my favorite place to camp. Shade, trees, good amount of space between campsites.
Off to take a shower and get ready to visit family in Tucson, where it's only 107.