Monday, December 23, 2013


Our fall holiday this year was quite possibly the Best. Holiday. Ever.

How does one begin to describe and share the Awesomeness of being able to roam and wander and eat and hike and camp and stop and relax and drive and run through so many vast beautiful places?  

I'm going to go with one word:  Freedom.

There's just something magical about a road trip adventure with no fixed agenda, schedule or itinerary. 

Let me say it again:  FREEDOM!

This latest Keith and Leslie adventure has set a new benchmark of holiday bliss.  With our new wheels, we're entering a whole new era of freedom to roam.  With the ability to camp wherever and whenever we want, we were Happy Campers out there. 

 Mount Whitney in the distance:  magical camping in the Alabama Hills

 Glen Canyon Viewpoint:  Let's Camp Here.

 Bike race in the shadows of Gooseberry Mesa and Zion National Park?  Yes, Please.

Summit Mount Whitney?  Why, not.

 Read a dozen books?  Check.

 Hiking in the Sierras:  Mono Pass Trail

The Grand Canyon.  Heck, yeah!

 Anniversary beers at Thelma and Louise Viewpoint

 Adventures on the Burr Trail:  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

 Monument Valley's Little Cousin:  Valley of the Gods

Best. Campsite. Ever.


Barry said...

Congratulations on your new travel independence. Fabulous photos and an excellent video conclusion in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Same feature caught my eye as well. Happy you enjoyed travelling in the American Southwest. It is one of my favorite stomping grounds. Powerful beauty. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Thanks for sharing your adventures.

Leslie said...

Love ya, Barry!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to following in your footsteps in less than a year . . . loving my role models :)

Leslie said...

Hi ya, Jan! Stick to that plan of less work, more fun. It's a good recipe! I wish you a wonderful year!

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