Spring and Summer, 2011
No foreign vacations for us in 2011. We want to spend our dollars at home this year to jump start the economy. We'll leave April 1st and have some seafood on the Florida Panhandle and Oyster Po-boys in New Orleans. Then we'll mosey out to Benson, Arizona near the Mexican border to visit relatives.
After that I want to do the 1500 mile circle in a counter-clockwise direction before crossing Death Valley.
Some hotspots on the circle are:
... Sedona, just south of Flagstaff..
...South Rim of Grand Canyon NP
...Page, Arizona see Antelope Canyon, the dam, horseshoe bend, the lake
... Monument Valley...go with a Navajo guide
...Mesa Verde and the Canyons of the Ancients
... Arches NP in Moab
... Canyonlands NP
... Bryce NP
... Zion NP
...Valley of the Gods
....North Rim of Grand Canyon
After Vegas and the long drive through Death Valley we'll catch some trout in the high mountain lakes on the East side of the California Cascade Mountains, see Yosemite National Park again and then fish and tide pool our way up the Pacific Coast of California, Oregon and Washington.
We'll hit some big parks in East Washington and Montana and camp along the shores of the Great Lakes before hitting New England for the changing leaves.
Then back to Florida for winter about December 1. That's the plan, Stan...
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