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Zion National Park: Emerald Pools, Angels Landing, a Prairie Dog, and Butterfly…

Following Las Vegas we hit the road for Zion National Park, some 160 miles away. We arrived at a ‘free camp’ (a very rudimentary campsite with minimal or no facilities, but where you are legally allowed to stay) pre-sunset, setting … Continue reading

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Vegas (Part Deux), Mustangs in Death Valley, and Rob Green’s Howler…

At a rather sweltering 44°C we arrived back in Las Vegas. That good, we went back. That, and we fancied a crack at Death Valley and needed a decent venue to watch the England-USA World Cup group game. So where … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde, Four Corners, Monument Valley, and Lake Powell…

We were woken in the middle of the night by a crazy sandstorm, which had luckily dissipated by the time we emerged from the van for breakfast. Unfortunately for Winty his tent was not pegged down that night so he … Continue reading

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Racking up the Miles: Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert…

We spent the afternoon chilling on Hermosa Beach, mulling over the loss of three of our party; predominant memories include a shed-load of sunshine, a bell being rung for an hour by a chap selling ice-creams from his little cart, … Continue reading

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Hermosa Beach & Departures…

After a hectically busy road trip across town from Hollywood to Hermosa Beach, aided superbly by LA’s Kiss FM (great tunes…), we found ourselves chilling out on the beach once again. Such a taxing lifestyle, eh! Surrounding us were more … Continue reading

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