Our relaxed afternoon in Moab was to be a short-lived stretch of leisure. We hit the road well before sunrise the following morning to ensure we fit in a day full of “parklife” prior to our next snoozing point near Bryce Canyon. This was my driving shift, and imagine my thrill at hitting the Utah … More Fast Road Trippin’ to More Utah Hikes
We left Durango and, with a bit of discussion, axed off our detour to Monument Valley. It would have added three plus hours onto our trip that day, and thus take away from our time in Arches and/or Canyonlands. So Utah it would now be for the next week or so, and is where I … More Intro to Utah: Mars or Moab?
The week has arrived: that of packing panic, last minute errands, advising the housesitter(s), worrying about the cats, etc. etc. OH, and that of the beginning of our two week vacation to a large swath of the Southwestern US! With much going on, and much more interesting things to post about once we hit the road, … More Southwest Itinerary (pre-departure rerun!)
Not that I’m complaining, but planning a trip itinerary is impressively difficult for those of us who want to maximize every travel opportunity without stretching the itinerary beyond the bounds of common vacation decency. Here it is, that moment when a silver bird is finally going to drop you off someplace amazing, and you’ve got only [insert … More Pinballing Through the Southwest, and the Painful Joy of Itinerary Planning
We’ve made halfway through another year, and are lucky to be planning yet another adventure. This time, our scenery will change in rather dramatic fashion. No oceans will be crossed, but I’m certain the silver bird will drop it’s shadow over innumerable ponds, rivers, streams and lakes (and possibly some plains and arid land) while … More New Trip (Crossing Rather Small Ponds)