Sun-baked Adventures: Zion National Park

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On the last leg of the journey, we headed east from Arches National Park to Zion National Park. Driving through the Zion Canyon road, you are surrounded by Navajo Sandstone cliffs eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Parked at Temple of Sinawava, the end of the canyon roadway. A close-up encounter with a mule deer as we …

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Sun-baked Adventures: Arches National Park, Moab

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Continuing on the trip in Southwest USA, we arrived at the Arches National Park, home to over 2000 sandstone arches. We only had 2 days to explore these natural beauties, but excited to hike and see the famous sights. We saw the Ute Petroglyphs at the base of the path to the Delicate Arch, these were carved between A.D. 1650 …

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Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods

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Waking up at dawn we walked through the town of Goulding flanked on both sides by sandstone buttes. These sandstone blocks could reach up to 1,000 ft (300 m) above the Colorado Plateau. Walking back to the RV for breakfast. The View Hotel in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Amazing view from the souvenir shop! We hiked along the …

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Sun-baked Adventures: Antelope Canyon, Page

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Climbing back up the South Kaibab Trail and taking a last look of the Grand Canyon at Desert View look-out point, we said goodbye to the majestic sights and headed North. Along the way we saw a few elks grazing in the forest. Arriving at Page, Arizona at 10pm we stream into Fiesta Mexicana for some delicious Mexican food! We …

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Sun-baked Adventures: Grand Canyon National Park

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We spent 3 days in Grand Canyon. There was plenty to do and we really enjoyed the hikes and clearly labelled routes. Exploring on the South Rim of the Canyon. Mules awaiting their tasks at the Historic Mule Barn. Mule rides along the rim or descent to the base are possible but need to be booked 13months in advance! Jump! …

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Most Extraordinary Family Trip – The Sun-baked Adventures

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Armed with a stack of guidebooks, no sleep and zero knowledge of the place we were heading we began our journey. 3 days prior to the trip my parents decided to join and managed to find last minute flights out of Buffalo airport. However they would have to connect through Pittsburgh while we stop-over at Chicago. Arriving in Vegas and …

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