Sunday, August 22, 2010

Desert, Cliffs & Twisted Roads: Hiking the Grand Canyon

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Still on our whirlwind road trip, Julie and I drove 30 hours in 3 days, traveling from Brea California to Sedona, AZ to the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles city and back (twice to LA, actually). Spectacular beauty, scorching yet comforting heat, bronzing suntans, outrageous traffic, desert isolation and the satisfaction of breathing mountain air at the top of a cliff.

Hours of scintillating conversation, terrible reception and incoherent radio later, we shot scenic pics in the slide show below. Should I mention the mad dashes to find low carb, low sugar, low fat, high protein foods in a Western American town full of grease, cowboys, and miners?

Take a look below and hover your mouse on the top right hand corner of the slideshow box to speed up or slow down this scenic wonder.



Our drive back on West 40 and 89 A was a peaceful ride until the winding Arizona mountainside at night challenged my driving skills. Just like the California freeway drivers, they follow right behind you, despite the clearly empty lanes to your left, pass you on the right, speed 20 mph over the limit, and honk continuously at the foreigner driving on their roads!

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