It was definitely a “driving” vacation. No rest what-so-ever! LOL! I’m exhausted…
Here are some highlights:
We started out at Coral Pink Sand Dunes, a Utah State Park. These beautiful Lupine are so pretty against the orange sands…
And the Yuccas are in bloom. So pretty! And yes, it was hot!
Next we hit a roadside attraction on the Navajo Reservation. The dinosaur tracks were pretty cool!
And who doesn’t appreciate dinosaur poop? (I’ve always wanted to say that! LOL!)
Says it all, doesn’t it?
Next we hit the Grand Canyon! It was grand! (And a canyon to boot…)
Love the tower at the East end of the Park…
And being hot, even the elk want to take a drink from the spring water fountains. (I filled my water bottle from the tap on the far left…)
*No humans were hurt in the taking of this picture. Or elk. Yes, I have a long lens and know better!
Next, we hit Joshua Tree National Park. (All the Joshua Trees are on the other side of the park where we didn’t go.)
But this cactus/bush/thing flower was pretty!
And this was for my 12 year old boy… We toured “The Queen Mary”. Awesome tour and tour guide, James.
“This waaaay my famiiily…” Every time he led us to a new area, our tour guide said this!
And I appreciate all of the drama/acting experience available in Southern California!!! It made for a great tour!
This hallway reminds me of the “Shining”. It comes to mind any time I’m in a long, spooky hallway.
I wait for two little girls in blue at the end of the hall… (Yes, this may be a theme for me!)
Next on to Sequoia National Park. This is a pretty flower growing there… Nope, no idea what kind.
And yup, the trees were gorgeous and big! Impossible to do them justice!
And the drive goes on to Yosemite Valley. El Capitan pictured here… Look how dry the grass looks in this area even though it’s spring!
Yosemite Falls I think… Let me know if I’m wrong!
The valley was so green here! Traffic was super heavy… Wish it were a little more wild, but those places are rapidly disappearing!
More to come later… Thanks for joining me on my vacation!!!
Tags: Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Grand Canyon, Queen Mary, scenery, Yosemite