Monthly Archives: October 2012

Going Green(ish)

During our international travels we tried to limit the number of plastic water bottles we purchased, since plastic is the least biodegradable material on offer and regularly ends up tossed into a pile at the edge of town. Trying to … Continue reading

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Zion

The Grand Canyon is obvious. Rocky Mountain National Park is self-explanatory. But I didn’t know what to expect from a place called Zion. Things got interesting right away, as we cruised through a one-mile long tunnel (wider vehicles pay a … Continue reading

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Kane County Cops

Cruising through Kanab, Utah, I saw a squad car on the side of the road and hit the brakes. Upon closer inspection, the officer didn’t seem to be very enthusiastic about his job. He just sat there. The next day, heading … Continue reading

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Playing the Lottery in Kanab

We were addicts, determined to win. Three days in a row we got up early to try our luck. It was a game of chance, watching the bingo numbers tumble inside their cage. Yet money was not the prize. Instead, … Continue reading

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Mobile Home, Sweet Home

We’re not just driving around in that minivan, we’re sleeping in it (sometimes). Come aboard for the grand tour.

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A Different (Yet Equally Grand) Canyon

  Where are we again?! The North Rim receives 10% of the Grand Canyon’s five million annual visitors. There’s a different vibe up here- more like a small state park than the tour-bus-jammed melee of the South Rim. That big … Continue reading

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Wow, Wow, Wow

Finally, I got to visit the Grand Canyon, just the second most visited park in the National Park system! We worked through the busy crowds on the shuttle buses and trails, always enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Every turn made me … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Rock

Sedona. Many thoughts pop into my head upon hearing that name…..pricey, new age-y, pretty. A tourist town like this would not usually be on our travel itinerary. Yet October 11, 2012 was no usual date: it happened to be our … Continue reading

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The Everything for Everybody Trail

Looking for native artwork? Stuffed bison heads? A heart attack on a plate? Dinosaurs? Petrified trees? Petroglyphs? Draw a line on the map from Albuquerque to Sedona, and you’ve got all that and more. We started our slow crawl across the desert … Continue reading

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The First Ever Ever Ever Albuquerque CouchCrash

We are CouchSurfing pros, having been members since 2007. What we had never done was join a CouchCrash. Albuquerque hosted their first ever on the same weekend as the Balloon Fiesta. It was time for our first crash. A CouchCrash … Continue reading

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