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[Taos, NM, Sep 2/3, 2018] After two days exploring around Taos, we finally had time to stay in town. After a great breakfast at our B&B, we headed out to visit two of its major sights. Our first stop was the Rio Grande Gorge bridge, just north of town. The bridge is roughly 600 ft (182 m) above the river and it is a quarter-mile long (388 m). It was built in… Read More

[Browning, MT] It’s about 7:30 am on Friday, June 23. I’ve just spent my first night in a tipi! ūüôā Our 10-day adventure in Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks has finally begun! A group of 9 of us are spending several days in Glacier first running the inaugural Glacier Half marathon, then Laura and I are continuing on to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. We all made our way to Montana… Read More

[Monument Valley, UT] After our tour of Antelope Canyon, we drove out to Monument Valley, another 2 hours east of Page, AZ. We arrived there around 4 pm – or was it 5 pm? We keep getting confused about the time, because we are supposed to be an hour ahead of LA, but Utah observes daylight savings time and Arizona doesn’t, which means Arizona matches LA time but Utah is an hour… Read More

[Page, AZ] Antelope canyon is a slot canyon located near Page, AZ. The canyon is on Navajo land and they are the only ones allowed to operate tours into the canyon – you cannot tour it by yourself. The canyon has been formed by the erosion of Navajo sandstone primarily due to flash flooding. The rushing water has eroded deep passageways into the stone, forming corridors and smoothing the rock into flowing,… Read More