We checked into our hotel in Leadville and broke out our hiking gear. This is when Ernie goes to work, picking out the stuff that you get to leave behind. Our goal was 25 pounds of gear per person and
We met up with everyone at the Denver Airport. Sandra\’s Dad Warren and Uncle Ernie were both flying in to join us for a backpacking trip and lucky for us, her Cousin Mike was bringing his wife Marianna
Since Chris mentioned the GPS update I wanted to mention something I read in the recent issue of Travel and Leisure – the June 2010 issue. It said that a lot of tourists are getting tickets throughout
We felt like we were on a treasure hunt, or maybe something right out of Indiana Jones. The massive rock formation shot right out of the desert floor and we had no idea where we were going to find an arch
We headed up the trail to Landscape Arch, it was early and there were not many people on the trail which was nice. It was a long walk down the trail before we found the Arch but it was well worth the effort,
We woke up early so we could go hunt down some arches, we found out yesterday that the arches are often a long hike from the main road and we wanted to see as many as possible before we had to leave. The
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After our long hike back to the car from delicate arch we started to notice that Arches National Park is just as incredible at night as it is in the day time.
So we decided to have a little fun with
We made it to Arches National Park around 7:45pm and drove all the way to the back of the park to the campground where we hunted down our campsite.
The funny thing was that we didn\’t see any arches
We had one more National Park to visit before we headed back to Denver where we would get to sleep in an actual bed! We had been camping for a while and the National Parks were not exactly close together
Our next stop on the National Park tour was Capitol Reef National Park, not a place that you may have heard of but a place that is full of American history.
We took a break to stretch our legs and
We got up early and watched the ship come into the port of Miami. Then we headed up to the breakfast buffet one last time. Our trip off of the ship was pretty easy as well, this was the first time we chose
We had at great time a our last dinner with all of our new friends at our table. In fact we all decided to meet at the Schooner Bar after dinner to hang out and share more stories. We were all dog people
The last day of our trip and it\’s another sea day. We are finally sick of the breakfast buffet and it\’s because we are ready to get back to a reasonable sized breakfast. We headed to the track and the
We walked around the port area for a while after returning from out tour. The best part about being in Grand Cayman is you can buy Tortuga Rum and the best part about buying liquor at this port is that
We pulled up to the sandbar known as Stingray City where the water is about 3 feet deep and there are about 200 people wading around with a huge number of stingrays from 1 foot across to 3+ feet across.
We got up early because we had to take a tender to shore and we were told that we needed to get a ticket for an early tender because we had not booked an excursion with the ship. We had to meet Chip from
We had another sea day after leaving Costa Rica which we took advantage of by finishing our books and fighting for seats around the pool. We also discovered that the best time to go to the pool is just
Once back on the ship we sat by the pool and swam for a while. It is much easier to enjoy the pool when everyone else is off of the ship. We headed to our balcony to read and take naps. It was great to
We decided that because we didn\’t have anything planed in Costa Rica we would sleep in so we woke up around 8:30 am (Central Time) and decided to take a mile walk on the track. One mile on the track is