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How Not to Do It – Zion

Completely blow away by Antelope Canyon, we changed course, heading into Utah and towards the famed route 12.  We were n...
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The Sun Only Shines at Noon – Antelope Canyon

After seeing what a big river can carve into sandstone, it was time for us to visit our most anticipated feature in the ...
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It’s Either Arizona or Texas – Horseshoe Bend

Having gotten to better know the US' most famous v-shaped feature, we cut across the Southern part of the Vermillion cli...
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The Steeper Side – Grand Canyon North Rim

With a new idea of natural respect, we headed back to the Grand Canyon as it was now open.  We didn't think about all th...
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Little Home on the Unforgiving Desert – Pipe Spring National Monument

After giving the van a six hour sand bath, it was time to succeed in something, so we headed towards the North Rim of th...
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Execution vs. Preparation – White Pocket

Filled with the majesty of rocks and space, we pressed on towards the Utah-Arizona border.  We knew we were going to loo...
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When a Million Words is Too Few – The Grand Canyon

With one of the cultural relics of the area better understood, it was time to better understand the geological one, the ...
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The Tall House – Wupatki

We were happy to leave the shopping mall that is Sedona and where most people probably head into Flagstaff when they tra...
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The Vortex – Sedona

Phoenix was the last large city we planned to visit for a while, so we stared wild camping and the Southwest in the face...
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Go Chasing Fireflies – Phoenix

Down from the Tonto National Forest we came for a couple of days in Phoenix.  We didn't do much aside from see friends a...
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Bandits in the Hills – Tonto National Forest

With the horizontal rock forest in our rear-view mirror, we headed West towards Phoenix to see friends and ex-coworkers....
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Gravity is the Sawblade – Petrified Forest National Park

After a glimpse of the old Spanish West, our travels took us further West in Arizona.  We camped in Gallup near Red Rock...
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Fun to Visit, Impossible to Spell – Albuquerque

Clean and thankful to not live in a cave in a wall, we drove into Albuquerque to see the old town, relax, and eat some t...
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20 Years’ Worth of Mystery – Gila Cliff Dwellings

The glory of the White Sands behind us, we had a couple of days before a house sit in Albuquerque.  It was hard to decid...
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Soft and Soluble – White Sands National Monument

After the immensity of the underground, our next stop was high on our list of places to see in the US.  We had both hear...
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I’m Not Stiller, Either – Carlsbad Caverns

After Austin, time restraints unfortunately made us have to skip Big Bend National Park (a huge disappointment) and burn...
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The Violet Crown – Austin

Once you escape death, it's a good idea to get as far away as possible, so that's what we did.  We had arranged a short-...
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Death Came from Above – Bolivar Peninsula

After another wonderful trek around the lovely Big Easy, it was time to head East down the coast before the heat came in...
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The Smallest Parish in Louisiana – New Orleans

New Orleans.  We finally made it through the panhandle of Florida in time for Easter, which, like all holidays in New Or...
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The Way Fish Was Meant to Be – Pensacola

We left Manatee Springs State Park to traverse Florida's panhandle on our way towards The Big Easy and destinations furt...
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