Here we go again. Been a while. Margaret and I will be arriving in L A early on the 24th August. Fly out again on the morning of the 29th September. Would love to be there for at least 6 weeks but have had to shorten it. As some of you would know, we don't like cities. We like National Park's and country roads and small towns. On our past two trips, we have seen 9 states in the West. There is still a lot more for us to see there and we would love to go back to some of the places we have been to. But we are getting old and we should go further East for a look. We also realise we are probably a little early for all the Fall colors but we have had no choice.
From the Airport we will be picking up our rental car and heading out to Barstow where we will stay the night. Have a couple of things to see near there. Next day we will head up into part of Death Valley and on to las Vegas. Will stay somewhere up in the area for a night. As much as we don't like cities, we think everyone should go to Vegas at least once in their life. We are staying 3 nights at the Flamingo. Cheap as, the nights we are there. Pays to check the prices for the whole month which they display. While there we will have the pleasure of meeting the Boss and his Boss hehe. Looking forward to it Mark and Megan.
We were going to head north from there as we have friends south of Cedar City that we have to catch up with but they will be away until the 10th of September. So, the question is, how do we do it? We want to see part of Colorado, Arches and Canyonlands in Utah. Probably Bryce and Zion there as well. We missed Zion last visit but saw it in 2010. If we had to drop one, maybe that would be Bryce this time. That would be hard to do I realise. They aren’t far from friends place so maybe near the end of trip.
Places like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone and The Grand Teton's, we could never get enough of. We would like to see Mt Rushmore if you think its a great idea. Also, across the top there in Iowa is the largest Truck stop in the world. As an ex interstate truck driver, I would love to have a look at it.
Would we have time to see West Virginia as well? Have a friend there who hope’s we will visit. Has all these mountain’s and lakes to look at. Also as a great singer, she wants to take us to some mountain music. I was also a muso once upon a time so would be great. Not to worried about Nashville. Big city and I’m not keen on a lot of the modern stuff. Memphis and Gracelands. Through Texas and Arizona. Wish we had more time. Help Please.