Princes in their Castle! July 6 & 7
From the moment we first walked into our castle shaped hotel, Las Vegas exceeded my expectations. (And probably caused sensory overload for my twins.) We arrived late and instantly crashed, but travelled through time and space the next day, visiting New York, Paris, Venice, ancient Rome, Hollywood, and more in the span of a few blocks.
A Dam Experience ~ July 8
We drove down the Strip as we were leaving Las Vegas and saw some of the places that were too far to walk to the previous day. We detoured south on our way to Utah to see one of the engineering marvels of the last century — the Hoover Dam. It was built between 1931 and 1936 to control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. The power lines we saw on the drive in were quite impressive! One of our fellow tourists was a Star Wars Storm Trooper. Perhaps he was doing some research for the next Death Star?
July 6 - 8 Nevada - Las Vegas & Hoover Dam
July 8 - 9, Utah - Zion & Bryce National Parks
July 10, Arizona - Antelope, Horseshoe Bend, Little Colorado
July 10, Grand Canyon Desert View & Sunset
July 11, Grand Canyon South Rim & Bright Angel Trail
July 12, Rafting in the Grand Canyon & Helicopter Ride
July 13, Palm Springs & Pee Wee
July 14 - 17, Los Angeles
July 19, Yosemite
July 20 - 22, San Francisco
Welcome! This site was originally intended to focus on skiing and snowboarding, but I've included marathons and some family adventures as well. Thanks for visiting.