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ROADTRIP: Stop 2, Meadview ARIZONA

September 8, 2018

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We have hit the road from Vegas and on route to our next stop… Meadview, Arizona. We are heading to Grand Canyon territory!

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Locals will be saying… why Meadview, it’s only like 2hrs away? Well Ladies and Gents, while I looked like this in the back seat and slept from the massive last night we had…

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My two drivers in the front seats missed a turn and we were headed way-way-way away from where we wanted to be. So we made the decision that Meadview was our stop!

But while going the wrong way we had an adventure!

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When nature calls and we pull over to see the most epic mountains in all their blue layers.
This picture doesn’t to it justice. I was not in a great state to actually function and take a great photo. Sorry, my bad!

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When we discovered we were going in the wrong direction, We made a u-turn in someone’s backyard. Legit someones yard Y’all!
And in true style, we got out and had a quick walk around and took some snaps. I’m obsessed with Cacti’s. So Arizona is my favourite place. They are everywhere, check out their yard!

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Once we got back on track we were ready for that golden hour to come. And what better way than to head back to Meadview, with a detour to the largest Joshua tree forest in the world. With open ranges, you might catch a glimpse of wild horses, burros, coyotes, jackrabbits, and other desert wildlife.
You will see HEAPS of Joshua Trees!!

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It’s epic and amazing and I loved seeing them! It was my first encounter with a Joshua Tree. It totally made my hungover state!
But what was to come was even more epic. That golden hour of delight.

Welcome to Meadview, Arizona.

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We stayed at the only MOTEL available! I was excited but Vic and Gloria were not excited at all! I felt like I was on a true American Roadtrip with a side motel!
Hello, Canyon’s End.

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Not only did we sleep here but we ate here too.

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I don’t know if we were just so tired and hungry but the pizza was amazing!!

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After dinner, I also experienced my first Dollar Tree! And in the most classic American way possible.
A woman walked in 2 minutes after me. Full of sass and positive vibes and yelled out as she walked in..
” I love me some Dollar Tree, yeah!”

God Bless America! I loved her and the experience. I love a bargain and honestly what else was I going to do in Meadview.
For those that have no idea…

Fun Facts about Meadview, AZ.

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Million Dollar views of the Grand Wash Cliffs along the West Rim of the Grand Canyon
Population: 1,224
located near Lake Mead – Despite its name, the townsite does not overlook the lake; a ridge to the west of town separates it from the lake
It was founded in the 1960s as a retirement community
Meadview has a cold desert climate

I know it doesn’t technically feel like we did anything amazing, but some days on the road are just travelling from A to B.
Watching the landscape go by, and how it changes all the time.
And on that note, that’s Meadview, AZ done.
Next stop… Grand Canyon Baby!!!
Stay tuned for Stop 3 of our Roadtrip adventure in America.
Peace!

KB x

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