We will be leaving later on this week for another vacation adventure! Hip-hip-hooray! I fell and bummed up my bad knee last week, so we were worried for a bit that it might derail our plans. But the doctor said that I didn’t tear or break anything, just royally ticked off the joint for a temporary period of time. I’ve been working hard on getting the swelling down, healing, and walking again without assistance. It still hurts and I’m moving slowly, but the trip is a GO! We’re packing those bags!
Continuing on our southwest theme this year, the trip is a Tauck World Discovery tour of National Park areas in eastern Utah and western Colorado. So once again, we are packing our clothes and camera gear for another trek to the wild, wild west! We are excited to be joining up with two dear friends from Chicago. We met them in 2002 on a heli-hiking trip to the Canadian wilderness, and we rejoined them for a “reunion” heli-hiking trip a couple of years later. They are totally fun and we know that we will have the time of our lives hanging out with them! We will be going out two days early to rent a car and explore the Grand Junction area on our own before the tour begins on September 20th.
This map outlines the tour route and stops along the way. We are looking forward to a new journey, a relaxing time with our friends, and beautiful autumn scenery. Stay tuned in the months ahead for stories about our trip and lots of great journey pictures!