Andy was in Vegas on business, which provided the perfect
opportunity for exploring the Southwest. We spent the
first 24 hours in Vegas - and celebrated our wedding
anniversary with a gondola ride at the Venetian and
dinner at Paris.
Most people have never heard of this place, but have
probably seen it before in stock photography used for
everything from pharmaceutical ads to inspirational
landscapes. Who takes a vacation to visit slot canyons?!?
Because it's a backdrop for many westerns and automobile
ads, most people have seen Monument Valley. But 2-dimensional
images simply don't do this landscape justice.
Arches National Park was a little out of the way, but
we figured what the heck There was bound to be a few
photo opportunities there. :)
We didn't even intend to stop here, but say a postcard
at a gas station and decided to check it out. Good thing
we did - it tied with Antelope Canyon for being the
highlights of the trip.
Exactly the opposite of Bryce, but our feet were too
tired to do any real exploring. If it wasn't visible
from the parking lot, we didn't see it.