Arizona Weekend Getaway at The Vavra Family Cabin

“Staycations” are probably one of my favorite things ever. I love exploring this state of ours, staying at new places, and finding adventure right in our backyard. Arizona is such an amazing state, you guys. I feel so blessed to call this place home.

Over the weekend we headed over to Heber-Overgaard, Arizona which was about a two hour drive from us. We pass through this town every time we drive to Phoenix, but we had never stopped anywhere other than the Chevron Gas Station. It had snowed the night before we got there making it a winter wonderland you see in movies! It was glorious.

We decided to head to this cute cabin to celebrate our anniversary! And it’s still crazy to me that we’ve been married for four years. What a special, special thing. We decided steaks and veggies would suffice for a nice anniversary dinner! Ribeye steaks, fresh green beans, and sautéed onions and mushrooms to top the steaks with. I wish you could have joined us because it was PHENOMINAL! And if you know me, you know I did not forget about dessert. We snuggled on the couches, watched Pinocchio, and enjoyed root beer floats! (The vanilla bean ice cream from SO Delicious was SO good! (Didn’t mean to do that. LOL!) But it was dairy free and it rocked my world.

They turned their garage into this epic game room filled with giant jenga, foosball, ping pong, and even bikes for your family to ride! How cute is that?!

Our daughter keeps asking “when can we go back?!” So I would call that a “WIN” in our parenting book! It was a nice weekend of disconnecting with the world, spending time together, and exploring somewhere new.

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We are always looking for our next travel spot. Where should we go next?!

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Visiting The Petrified Forest National Park

We FINALLY did it! Four years of living 30 minutes away and we FINALLY visited the Petrified Forest National Park. This was such a fun day trip for our family of three. If you’re in Arizona, you need to put this on your list of places to visit!
There are three National Parks in the state of Arizona and I feel so lucky to live so close to one of them.

I felt like the Petrified Forest was an easily doable trip if you are with kids or on your way to the Grand Canyon from anywhere. Seeing the huge pieces of petrified wood was truly something else. I always thought the Petrified Forest was going to be super lame (hey, just being honest) and it totally wasn’t! If our 7 year old loved it, that’s saying something! 😉

It is only about a 15 min. drive from Holbrook and 30 mins from the coolest person in the internet land. So come stay with me and we can go together. 😉

I would love to go back again and do more of the hikes/trails. We did a short day there, and didn’t get through the full park. They had a lot of cool roads you could drive down that were one way loops with pull-outs to look and take pictures. For a lazy girl like me, I enjoyed the heck out of that! We loved the visitors center and thought it was a great kid friendly place!

Guys, the Petrified Forest was really cool. Please put it on your list of things to see in Arizona! I promise you won’t regret it.
What’s your favorite spot to visit in Arizona or surrounding states?! We want to add places to our list!!

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