Monthly Archives: July 2013

End of the Road

What a long and wonderful trip it has been!  I logged over 3,000 miles behind the wheel and burned nearly 100 gallons of gas through six states in the last nine days.  I saw mountains, valleys, rivers, flats, canyons, deserts, … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

Today was a long day.  Which is odd, really, when you think about how busy every day has been for the last week.  But the 8 and 1/2 hour drive from Flagstaff to Amarillo isn’t populated by much.  Lots of … Continue reading

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Back to the Canyon

Friday brought with it the last big destination on my trip west:  The Grand Canyon.  After decided to just wing it on the day of, my attention turned to the possibility of getting a picture of the sunset at the … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley: a place I’ve wanted to visit as long as I could remember.  And visit I did.  For a brief time, I walked in the footsteps of John Wayne and learned some of the sacred history of the Navajo … Continue reading

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Arches National Park

Wednesday morning came early, as one of Alex’s cats decided rattling blinds was the best fun-time activity to pursue at 6:30 AM.  Though, considering I’d awoken early every day of this trip anyway, it wasn’t that big of a deal. … Continue reading

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A Dash of Salt

We didn’t have much in the way of plans for our full day in SLC; in fact, it wasn’t until Tuesday morning that I recalled the salt flats as a point of interest.  Alex was definitely up for the trip, … Continue reading

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The Beehive State

The Grand Vista Hotel in Grand Junction, at the end of all things, was a little less than Grand.  I don’t have any big time complaints, especially in light of some of the places I’ve stayed in the past, but … Continue reading

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