If you guessed that I wasn't lurking in my studio for all of the past month, you were right – Cliff and I have been on a big adventure to South-West USA. There's no time to write about everything we did (or show you all 750 photos) but I'll give you a taster of our 'Road Trip' . . . here's part 1
From the ridiculous to the sublime
We began our trip in Las Vegas – it was very hot (98F at 9pm – now that is just wrong!) and how can I begin to describe it? It was mad, fake, over-the-top and it was fun mooching around casino after casino for a day. In the evening we drove over to Rio to see Penn & Teller do lots of weird trickery, but the highlight of the show for me was jazz pianist Mike Jones.
So – time to hit the road and head off down Route 66 to Arizona . . .
An overnight stop in Williams and a lovely dinner at the Red Raven, listening to singer Kelly-Lynn; in fact it was such a relaxing place we stayed long after we finished our meal.
Our next stop was here . . .
Grand Canyon . . . words and photos just can't describe the moment you walk towards the rim and get your first sight over the edge.
The changing weather unfolds across the view – it's breathtaking!
The next morning we got up before dawn to watch the sun come up, transforming Grand Canyon yet again.
Time to move on . . . and head south through the big open country of North Arizona; I had no idea the views were going to be this spectacular!
With the desert behind us we were heading towards the San Francisco Peaks and the city of Flagstaff for a couple of nights at a very cosy B&B – thank you Lauren for looking after us so well and for recommending Josephine's, the food was absolutely delicious.
Part 2 – L.A. (A departure from the script) will follow soon.