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.
Being based 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.
We visited 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.
Walking through the Upper Antelope slot canyon with our Navajo guide was a magical experience.
This view 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.
Zion 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.
Bryce Canyon was another remarkable place we visited, and I found the upright hoodoos an amazing sight.
This photo 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.
Having wonderful memories adds to the enjoyment of living 😊