As it is
ten years since I first visited my daughter and son-in-law in America, I
thought it would be nice to post some highlights of some of the places I was
privileged to visit.
This is me
at the Hoover Dam. The Dam marks the
border between Nevada and Arizona and this was taken on the Arizona side.
at Flagstaff, it went without saying that we had to visit the Grand
Canyon. I found the place breath-takingly
spectacular and loved it, especially when we were able to get away from the
usual tourist spots.
the Arizona Snowbowl (ski resort) and wandered amongst the bare trunks of aspen
trees. At 9200 feet in early winter, and being accustomed to seaside conditions, I found it rather cold!
We spent one
day visiting Sunset Crater, with all its volcanic associations, as well as taking
a fascinating walk around the Wupatki Ruins.
It is believed about 100 Pueblo Indians used to live here until around
1200AD. It is one of several ruins in
the area but is the main site open to visitors.
through the Upper Antelope slot canyon with our Navajo guide was a magical
was taken looking up towards the narrow aperture at the top of the canyon. Hard to believe that water bubbles up out of
there during flood times.
National Park was perhaps my favourite destination, and we spent a pleasant
night in a pretty campground there.
I think I could
rave on forever about the beauty of Zion, especially the massive rock faces
that we saw there.
Canyon was another remarkable place we visited, and I found the upright hoodoos
an amazing sight.
was taken from Paria View, further up the canyon.
I wrote about our visit to the Sonoran Desert in this post here
I also got
to visit other places and experience many new things. It was an extremely busy and very happy three
weeks of my life.
wonderful memories adds to the enjoyment of living 😊