To celebrate a big birthday, I took my bride on a road trip to the Western U.S..  We stopped in Denver for two nights to be with great friends, then headed out to Moab, Utah, and Arches National Park, following the Colorado River for the last 70 miles.  Traversed the Shafer Trail and White Rim Road between Moab and Canyonlands National Park--straight out of a Jeep commercial.  (Check out videos on YouTube and you'll see.)  Potash plant with its azure ponds.  Crawling over rocks, driving along a narrow "road" on the edge of a canyon wall with a 2,000 foot drop.  We made it in our 4x4 truck made it OK, of course, but it was quite the adventure.  Then, it was off to the Grand Canyon, a visit that included a spectacular helicopter tour.  More to follow.

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