Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You've Just Gotta See This!

This is Big Rock Candy Mountain in southern Utah...just the beginning of some of the amazing sights to be seen in this region of the country. If you've never been to southern Utah and Arizona you must put it on your list of places to go!!

The next group of pictures are from Bryce Canyon, also in southern Utah - simply amazing! This is truly God's country!!

Then there's Red Canyon which we drove through before and after we went through Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon is a state park but Red Canyon is just an area that you drive through. Later some pics from the Grand Canyon and other parts of Arizona. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Western Journey

On September 12, Frank and I set out for points west including Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. It was a perfect vacation with perfect weather and we had a great visit with our daughter, Stephanie, who is doing her first clinical rotation in Pocatello, Idaho, the home of Idaho State University.

Pocatello is a small college town so it didn't take long for Steph to show us around. From there we visited Craters of the Moon and (yup) the Idaho Potato Museum!

Frank and me in front of some great lava rock formations in the Craters of the Moon National Park, ID
Yes, there really is a potato museum and we just had to stop and experience it!

The next day we went to The Grand Teton National Park and took a float trip along the Snake River. Fantastic views of the Teton Mountains!!!
We spent a great 2 and a half days with Stephanie in Idaho and Wyoming and were off on our own on Monday morning for Bryce Canyon, Utah and then the Grand Canyon. I hope to post more about that later.