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Vegas Day 2: What Happens In Vegas… Goes on the Blog

We got some good sleep after our late-ish night in Vegas. Not that we were up insanely late, but considering we’d been going to bed at like 9pm most nights after hiking, 1am felt like 5am.  Our first objective was food. Daniel had looked up a well-reviewed breakfast place in the Linq, right next door… Continue reading Vegas Day 2: What Happens In Vegas… Goes on the Blog

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Las Vegas Day 1: Start Fancy, End Fancy

Las Vegas Day 1: Start Fancy, End Fancy We woke around 7 on our final morning in the Grand Canyon. We weren’t due to return our rental car or check into our hotel in Vegas until 4pm, so we had some time to burn. We gathered up our loot, packed up the car one last… Continue reading Las Vegas Day 1: Start Fancy, End Fancy

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Grand Canyon Day 3: Just Around the River Bend

Today would be our last full day in a National Park. After a week of adventure, excursions, and dirt, we were one day away from making our final leg back to Las Vegas. But we had one more day, so we’d be making it count. We started off early—around 5am, so we could see the… Continue reading Grand Canyon Day 3: Just Around the River Bend

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Grand Canyon Day 1: Smoke Day 2–The Smokening

So, we woke up today, threw open the curtains and were once again greeted by wildfire smoke. We were off to a rough start. Today we’d be making our longest journey, the one from Arches to the Grand Canyon via Monument Valley. The ride would be about six hours long, which was fine, as it… Continue reading Grand Canyon Day 1: Smoke Day 2–The Smokening

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Arches Day 1: “That’s a Nice Boulder”

Good news! I woke up this morning feeling significantly better. Not exactly 100% better, but better in the way that the Advil felt like it was actually doing something. But hey, progress is progress. Today we would be departing Zion and making our way to Moab, Utah and Arches National Park. So we bid goodbye… Continue reading Arches Day 1: “That’s a Nice Boulder”

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Zion Day 3: The Expedition of Sally Headcold and Limpy McGee

One thing I have yet to disclose in this blog series is that I have been fighting off a pretty rough cold since the day before we left New Hampshire. Again, I am vaccinated, and I tested negative for Covid. Twice, actually. And, in addition, I tested negative for strep throat as well, as this… Continue reading Zion Day 3: The Expedition of Sally Headcold and Limpy McGee

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Zion Day 2: I’m On A Horse

Today would be our first actual day visiting Zion National Park. And what better way to start off our National Park journey than with a canyon trail ride on horseback? I’d been on horses a bunch of times, but this would be Daniel’s first horse experience. Don’t worry, he did a little research beforehand to… Continue reading Zion Day 2: I’m On A Horse

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Zion Day 1: Time to Hit the Old Dusty Trail

*Dusts off laptop, cracks knuckles* Okay, we’re back.  It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these. Probably because the world shut down or something. And while I did do a little low key traveling during Covid (mostly to visit family), this is my first real adventurous trip since January 2020! Finally! For the… Continue reading Zion Day 1: Time to Hit the Old Dusty Trail