How The West Was Won


Joe and I went to Arizona at the beginning of October and I wanted to share a few pictures from our trip!

We started out in Flagstaff and headed to the Grand Canyon from there. Our first view of the canyon was awful – it was zero visibility because of fog/cloud cover. After waiting 30 minutes and driving down further we got our first glimpse! Definitely a must-see since pictures don’t do it justice.


The next day we went to Antelope Canyon, which is in Page, AZ almost to the top of the state. You may recognize the canyon since it’s a common desktop background / stock photo. It was at the top of my list for our Arizona trip and it did not disappoint!



Since there’s an upper and lower canyon, we had some time in between to visit Horseshoe Canyon nearby. It was beautiful, yet also stressed me out because of the cliff edge. Girls were doing headstands next to the edge – anything for the instagram!


The next morning we met up with friends in Pheonix and hiked Camelback Mountain nearby. It was so hard but worth it! I can’t thank my LL Bean hiking boots enough – they were incredible during the entire trip with all the hiking/climbing we did.



The last day, Joe and his friends went to the Cardinals football game while my friend Erika and I visited Scottsdale’s Desert Botanical Garden. It was all cactus and succulents. Because all the plants were placed purposeful throughout the garden, it was stunning! I wouldn’t think desert plants could be so beautiful.



Thanks for reading! We can’t wait to go back to Arizona and want to visit more of the red rock part of the state next time.


8 Comments on How The West Was Won

  1. Audrey
    October 18, 2016 at 2:41 pm (7 years ago)

    This trip looked incredible! I absolutely LOVE Arizona and couldn’t get enough of the scenery while I was there.

    • thedressdecoded
      October 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you!!! I loved your trip photos!

      I can’t wait to go back, I loved it!

  2. Meghan
    October 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm (7 years ago)

    Amazing!! I visited that area years ago but would like to go back now as an adult. And, as always, your outfits are on point!

    • thedressdecoded
      October 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm (7 years ago)

      you are so kind! thank you!

  3. Kim
    October 24, 2016 at 7:14 am (7 years ago)

    Robin – I was equally impressed when I visited the Grand Canyon ten years ago. Your photos are gorgeous.

    • thedressdecoded
      October 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm (7 years ago)

      thank you so much!!! 🙂
      I can’t wait to go back!

  4. Southern & Style
    October 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, all of these photos are absolutely stunning! I love the views of the different canyons that you visited!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

    • thedressdecoded
      October 31, 2016 at 3:15 pm (7 years ago)

      thank you so much!


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