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USA

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Places |

In August and September 2012, my friend Megan and I took a three to four week trip across the United States, intent on exploring not just the great cities, but also the natural splendour of North America. We spent time primarily in Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California. To view more photos of places, click...

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Return to Vegas

Return to Vegas

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Blog |

We’re up early to start the four hour drive back to Vegas. For all its fame, Route 66 is not the greatest road. The potholes in particular take you by surprise. We do at least manage to find something other than country music on the radio and the repetitive Top 40 songs bring back the nostalgia of camp… Call it boredom from driving, but I get a small...

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Desert landscapes, canyons and lakes

Desert landscapes, canyons and lakes

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Blog |

I love it when breakfast is included. It does bring out the buffet beast in me and I find myself trying to stock up like it’s the verge of World War 3. Nevertheless, we get our fill and rush off to the waters of Lake Powell for our 9:30am two-and-a-half-hour boat cruise. You can’t exactly visit Lake Powell and not get on the water. The ideal was to rent...

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Awesome Arizona

Awesome Arizona

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Blog |

When McDonalds is walking distance from one’s motel, it’s only natural that one stops by for a bit of breakfast on the run… We hit the road for day two of Grand Canyon viewing. The country music on the radio seems to match the scenery – a landscape we can now see in the daylight. (Unfortunately) the booth is manned and we pay the $25 fee to get in....

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Pretty Grand, I’d say

Pretty Grand, I’d say

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Blog |

Yesterday we awoke to the sound of pouring rain and a revealing sweep of the motel curtain confirmed this. Bleak. Although it’s about four hours’ drive away from here, I’d hate to view the Grand Canyon in miserable weather.  After a satisfying breakfast at the nearby restaurant, Coco’s ($5.99 for eggs, potatoes, pancakes, bacon, etc), Megan...

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