Exploring the USA
One National & State Park at a Time

Promoting Healing, Health & Longevity

Our Dedication to each other:

Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
Excerpted from Walt Whitman's "Song of the Open Road"

Wow, over a month on a wonderful hiking/road-trip in the South West USA.  We hit Big Bend National Park (Texas), Saguaro National Park near Tucson, hiked the ‘Red Rocks’ in Sedona Arizona (Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock and more), visited Chapel of the Holy Cross then up to Moab where we hiked in Canyonlands (Upheaval Dome), saw the sunset at Green River Outlook and hiked up to ‘Windows’ in Arches National Park.  Then down to Santa Fe with a visit to El Santuario de Chimayo, Loretto Chapel and paid a first visit to Bandelier National Monument to explore some of the ancient cliff dwellings.  While in Santa Fe we always drop in to Kakawa Chocolate House for a tasty beverage then down Canyon Road to see the wonderful artworks along this famous road.

For our ‘cool down’ drive home we decided to drop in at Branson Missouri for a quick show; saw Legends in Concert, a great review of some favorite oldies.  Then we headed home; it was a long drive. 

We were on the road for 32 days, drove 5947 miles.

Here is just a sample of our pictures.
Amerind - Rock City P4140178Bell Rock at Sedona 20180417_090134_Burst01Big Bend Rio Grande P4130112Canyon Lands 2018 P4222009Cathedral Rock P4180872Cave Dwellings at Bandolier P4272732Colorado River Deadhorse State Park UT P4232486El Santuario de Chimayo P4272631Hiking up Upheaval Dome - Canyonlands P4232375Hole N the Rock P4221921Monument Valley P4201878P4150446Return to Wilson Arch 2018 P4221960Skip & Nancy at Bandolier P4272643Skip & Nancy at the Alamo P4110088Skip & Nancy at the Alamo P4110106Skip & Nancy at Wilson Arch 2018 P4221969Skip & Nancy in Big Bend P4130008Skip on top of Upheaval Dome in Canyonlands 2018-04-24 11.31.42The Alamo P4110087Verde Canyon Railroad P4191221Windows Arches National Park P4242557
Our Trip Log will be published with Pictures

Major Stops on Our Route:
We will underline the locations when pictures are uploaded!

Mobile, AL
Houston Texas
San Antonio Texas
The Alamo
Big Bend National Park
Guadeloupe Mountains National park
Saguaro National Park
Tucson Arizona
Saguaro National Park-East
Phoenix Arizona
Sedona Arizona
Bell Rock & the Vortex
Monument Valley
Moab Utah
Wilson Arch (re-visit)
Arches National Park (re-visit)
Dead Horse Point State Park
Island in the Sky Sunset
Upheaval Dome
Santa Fe New Mexico
El Santuario de Chimayo
Bandelier National Monument
Oklahoma City
Branson Missouri
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