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Trip Start Apr 17, 2011
Trip End Jul 20, 2011

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hello everyone, it's hard to believe, but we will be off on another adventure in 3 weeks.  Last year after our "Mexican Adventure" and "Surgery Adventure", we began thinking that there are no guarantees in life, and if you want to do something don't put it off.  Max and I had been talking for some years about the possibility of "one day" taking a long break so we could visit some parts of American that I/we had never seen ... some of the significant historic and scenic spots that all Americans hope experience at least once in their lifetime. So, we decided to take some time during the American Spring/Summer season to do just that.

At present we plan to spend 3-4 weeks in May visiting some of the icons of the East Coast (New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Washington DC - plus a week with my sister Maureen in North Carolina). Then in June, about 4 weeks exploring the National Parks and attractions of the western U.S.  (Arches Nat. Pk in Utah, the Rockies, Grand Teton & Yellowstone Nat. Parks in Wyoming, Glacier Nat Park in Montana, Banff & Jasper in Canada, Victoria British Colombia and back to California).  My sister is loaning us a ute/pickup (a Chevy Silverado - for those who are interested in these things!), and we hope to buy a small tent trailer or something similar. We hope that by the time we do our "western trip" we will have adjusted to driving on the "wrong side of the road"!  (Actually, I usually can drive very confidently right from he start, but it takes about a week for Max to begin to feel relaxed in the driver's seat.)We are starting to get excited now - we have booked a hotel in Times Square (New York) for 3 nights, made reservations for a Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island tour, booked a 9 day tour of the highlights of the northeastern states, and also booked our first camping spot at the Arches National Park in southern Utah.... so it's all happening! Max thought it would be good to get this blog started up to begin to fill people in on what we
will be up to... (I think mostly because he needs to show people that he really does have a  good reason for getting out of all his normal responsibilities of work, Caravan Club President and Church Administrator!) 
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Silver Jewelry Jaipur on

great post to nice

Knight on

This is a great blog...seeing a pic of Delicate Arch and the snow-covered Sals Mountain reminds me of my time there. I've been there hiking, biking, rafting, exploring, etc. over 30+ times!

Safe travel always & many more adventures to come! :D

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