Yesterday we had a birthday on board. Our birthdays are usually a little bit on the low key side, but we also like to make them special and fun. And even though we were going to be on the road, I wanted her sixth birthday to be no different. We spent the evening before digging out the hidden presents from under the rv. Decorating the best we could with balloons and streamers. We had to get a little creative there as there's a 'no tape anywhere anytime' rule with the rented rv. I knew as long as it looked festive, she'd care less about how pretty it was. We also have a birthday rule... when it's your birthday, we eat cupcakes for breakfast. I wasn't quite able to go the homemade route like we usually do, but mini store bought cupcakes were good enough for her.
From there we headed off to play tourists. And boy were we tourists that day!! We're hitched a ride on the Grand Canyon Railroad which starts off with a wild west show. My sweet assistant Nicole had tucked a party hat for Ansley in with the presents and she was thrilled to wear it all.day.long. The cowboys were happy to make her feel special. One even wanted to trade hats with her. She did for a minute, then immediately wanted it back. So from here on out, you'll see the birthday hat in every photo. It wasn't coming off. She loved that everyone on the train and everyone at the Grand Canyon wished her birthday. And was sung to multiple times.
The train ride into the canyon was complete with all sorts of entertainment. We even had a train robbery via the wild horsemen you see below. Tourists I tell ya!
Tonight we walked into town and realized that we'd been staying just off another old section of route 66. Yesterday was a birthday so the girls insisted on more ice cream. Pretty sure this little cafe has been here since route 66's glory days. Such a cute little town.