Category Archives: Southwest road trip 2016

Kayaking on Lake Las Vegas ends their Southwest sojourn

Part of their “resort fee” at the Westin Lake Las Vegas was use of the property’s kayaks, which were basic plastic boats that did have a bit of seat back. The artificial lake is measured at 320 acres so they … Continue reading

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Getting funky – and a great bargain meal – at Rainbow Casino

So, the Adventurers last night of their Southwest road trip was a bit weird. Originally, they thought they’d take advantage of one of the very cheap Hotel Tonight deals on the Strip. But as they got closer, they both realized … Continue reading

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Glimpsing more of Utah and (now) Nevada’s smaller parks

Today was the long drive from Springdale, Utah to Las Vegas (well not Las Vegas proper, but that’s another post). Long is defined as three hours or more. It ended up being more as the Adventurers took another somewhat out … Continue reading

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Hike up the Virgin River to Grotto Point in Zion

The Adventurers took it easy, so to speak, on their hike in Zion Park today. Taking the park shuttle to stop 4, they hiked along the Virgin Creek past Zion Lodge until they reached Grotto Point. Along they way, the … Continue reading

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First taste of Zion is from Observation Point

One of the favorite hikes in Zion is the hike from the valley floor up to Observation Point at about 6,200 feet. But thanks to a tip in the Lonely Planet Southwest guidebook, the Adventurers saved over 5,000 feet of … Continue reading

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It’s a Kodachrome kind of a morning at at Utah state park of the same name

The plan today was for the Adventurers to do the Peekaboo Loop trail in Bryce Canyon. But they found themselves in crowd fatigue and instead headed to a nearby state park called Kodachrome Basin. It just may be the best … Continue reading

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Blustery day at Bryce Canyon

The plan today was to walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon getting in five to six miles in one direction of the other. And that’s what the Adventurers tried to do, but the reverse baseball cap on D’ head … Continue reading

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