Well, what’s next? The next adventure is coming soon….. On September 2nd my friend Brad will pick me up from my home here in Virginia and will head west. It will be an interesting month and a half on the road. Two guys on the road, unsupervised…. Could be trouble. You know how it is, boys will be boys. Anyway, I digress. Our itinerary is coming together pretty well. Here is the general outline as it exists today….. On September 2nd we basically take a beeline west with our first big stop at Canyon de Chelly in Arizona followed by… Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, Sedona, Grand Canyon (south & north rim), Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park with a grand finale at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for 9 days. Do you think that will keep us busy? I am so up for this trip…..
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
What can I say? I didn't think it was possible but today was even hotter than yesterday.... heat index of 105 degrees. On top of that there was no ocean breeze to cool things off a bit. It was an ugly day in the water... jellyfish! First I was stung in a very, very sensitive area. Boy did that hurt! Later. when I dared to venture out into the water again I was really lit up. I had tentacles hit both legs big time. I was really in pain. It was a good thing that I bought a gel specifically designed for jellyfish stings a few days ago. That being said I was done with the water for the day. With a heat index of 105 my day was shortened considerably, only 4 1/2 hours on the beach... bummer. Hopefully tomorrow, my last full day here will be better.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Today was another hot, humid day at the beach... I love taking photos of the Tybee Lighthouse so much that I decided to climb it today. I can tell you this... When it is hotter than Hades is not the best time to be climbing up a lighthouse. Boy was I cooking by the time I got to the top. It was a nice beach day.....