Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!
Over breakfast we were debating most was whether to take some sort of flight over the canyon. We decided to go for it.
This morning started off as a complete disaster for us. Overnight, Mexican Hat had been hit by a power cut as a result of the thunderstorm the night before.
Capitol Reef was about the most lonely place we visited. It is a very long, thin area of land which follows a geological feature called the Waterpocket Fold.
You can’t really get a feel for Bryce Amphitheatre if you stay on the rim, so we decided that one or two of the loop trails below the rim were necessary.
A day in Zion National Park looked like it was going to be fairly strenuous and action packed, so what better way to start off than with a substantial breakfast.
Hoover Dam was just a couple of miles away. The new visitor centre cost more dollars than the original dam, apparently. That’s inflation for you.
We had it in our minds that we’d stay in Las Vegas. We hadn’t booked anywhere to stay, and hadn’t tried to book anywhere, so it was going to be an adventure.
Nothing prepares you for the heat of Death Valley National Park in August. You could use a few old clichés to try to paint the picture, but basically, it’s hot.