I am up early – maybe emails woke me, maybe just my body rested enough after an early night. Either way I wake up refreshed. Continue reading “Day 3: Acadia National Park”
In the morning, we cross town to where my sister’s family is staying, and we all load up into their vehicle for the winding but wondrous drive up to Estes and beyond, to Rocky Mountain National Park.
This morning we have decided we’ll do the hike to Landscape Arch. It’s not a long hike, and relatively flat (as these things go) but it’s been so oppressively hot every day that we decide to start early, bypass all the stops within Arches that precede it, and spend a couple of the cooler morning hours hiking just as far as the viewpoint for Landscape Arch itself. Continue reading “Moab: Arches (Day 11)”
Canyonlands is divided into 3 distinct parks, and on our way into Moab last night, we passed one of them (as well as a town that obviously tried to be the landing place for visits, but ultimately could not compete with Moab for the honor). Continue reading “Moab: Canyonlands (Day 10)”
We leave Monument Valley early, making a (fairly) quick stop at the Four Corners monument before we arrive at Mesa Verde en route to our night in Durango, Colorado. Continue reading “Mesa Verde, and more (Day 8)”
On the whole, this day was slower-paced, as there was no rush…
Continue reading “South Rim (Day 6)”
We’d scrapped plans for a sun-up to sun-down best-of push for our first day, so slept in (missing the only sunrise we might have caught – we’ll just have to go back I guess), but getting out early enough to hike the Rim trail for a stretch before it got too hot. Continue reading “South Rim (Day 5)”