Last year at this time, my beau and I took a wonderful road trip to the southwest. This year we are doing it again, with a couple of twists. Last year we spent a couple of days at the Grand Canyon, a week in Sedona, AZ, then a few days in Death Valley. This year we are going to spend just one night in the Grand Canyon; we've booked a nice room with a view (there are only a few, we got lucky) and will just spend the afternoon and part of the next day there. Then we will again drive down to Sedona where we will spend another week. We like to hike and will be exploring more of the area, testing out trails we didn't have time for last year. We found a nice market and were able to cook most of our meals and we look forward to that as well. This year we also booked a nicer room, one with a larger kitchen and a fireplace, which will be so nice to come home to after a day of hiking.
We have another week booked in Pagosa Springs, CO. I have never been to Colorado, so I'm very excited. This is in southern Colorado, just east of Durango, in the Indian country made famous by Tony Hillerman. Of course, there's a hot springs there as well and, hopefully, some snow so we can do some skiing (I'm not a big skier, but my beau is). We plan to drive home across Utah and Nevada, stopping at a couple of national parks, Capitol Reefs in Utah and Great Basin in Nevada. We plan to take 50, the loneliest highway, home.
In all, we'll be gone about three weeks. I'll be writing from the road and keeping you posted on our travels. We'll miss the crab feed and the Roadhouse Romancin' dance, so I hope you all attend those for us!