Monday, December 05, 2005


After leaving Texas I flew into Salt Lake City. Becky picked me up and we must have talked for 24 hours straight that first day. So much catching up to do. Becky, I sure missed you at DBL this year.
So we headed to Escalante and did a four night trip in Fence Canyon. We had a nice little base camp and had fun exploring the surrounding canyons as well. Neon canyon was something to remember. After one hot day of hiking out of the canyon we made our way to a little day trip in Bryce Canyon where we explored and hugged rocks. Hey, if you can hug a tree, why not a rock?
The next part of our trip was one adventure. We met Jessica, Nichol, and Jen at Zion for an overnight trip of the Virgin River Narrows. This was one tough trip. The canyon was beautiful when we weren't staring at our feet!! I don't think I could walk properly for three days after that trip. I vow to never go on another backpacking trip that involves swimming!! It was great to spend time with all the girls. Jessica hung around for a while afterward. She even took Becky and I over to St. George to sleep on her parents friends porch!! That was really a nice night even though I don't think I got much sleep with the dogs licking my head all night!! It was fun to have the little slumber party, up all night giggling with the girls.
After St. George Becky and I were on our own again. We headed down to the Grand Canyon. This was my first trip to the Grand Canyon and it was as spectacular as I had imagined it would be. We also spent some time trying to explore some of the area around Buckskin Gulch but came into some technical difficulties.
After three weeks in Utah Becky and I were ready for a little fun. I had to fly out of Vegas to catch my flight in L.A. to New Zealand. We decided to get a room in Vegas for the last night of our adventure. We had a great night out on the strip. I got Becky to try sushi for the first time and Becky managed to bring out the wild side of Nicole. The night turned out better than I could have ever imagined. It was a really great way to spend my last night in the United States before catching my plane the following afternoon.
Thank you so much Becky for so many wonderful memories on this trip. It's one of those once in a lifetime things that you will never forget. I love you girl!!
Jessica it was so much fun having you along and getting to know you even better outside of DBL. Thanks for that night in St. George. Don't worry I havn't forgot about your pictures!!
Nichol and Jen I'm so glad you were able to join us, wish you could have stayed longer.


  1. I can't believe you're from Copper Harbor. You can't any further north than that - at least not in Michigan. My family is from Kearsarge originally and I just stumbled on your site by accident. Are you traveling all winter or will you be posting some pictures of the snow in the U.P.?

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  3. Kathy, I am currently in the Keweenaw, but will not be spending the winter. I just started this blog today as a way to communicate with all my friends who seem to be scattered all over the world. First I will try and get all my information together from my summer in Alaska and trips to Utah and New Zealand. After that I'll see what I can do for Keweenaw snow pictures. Keep a look out. Thanks for writing.