Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Off to Flagstaff

Off to Flagstaff

We wanted a walk along the rim of Grand Canyon, so we parked up in a big lot in what looked like an old railway yard, and found our way to the bus stop going to Hermit’s Rest.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Over breakfast we were debating most was whether to take some sort of flight over the canyon. We decided to go for it.

Monumental

Monumental

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.

Bridges & Cliffs

Bridges & Cliffs

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.

Bryce to Capitol Reef

Bryce to Capitol Reef

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.

Zion to Bryce Canyon

Zion to Bryce Canyon

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 to Zion

Hoover Dam to Zion

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.

Not Las Vegas

Not Las Vegas

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.