Lake Powell and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

April 23, 2016 – Today’s adventure was another driving trip, this time through Lake Powell and over to Vermilion Cliffs.  Lake Powell was beautiful, with a nice dam and a few hiking trails.  First we stopped at Ranch House Grille in Page, AZ for breakfast.  Their coffee was nice and strong, and we got pork green chile…

Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

April 21-22, 2016 – After work we flew to Las Vegas, NV.  We decided to get dinner at Fogo de Chao before driving to St. George, where we were going to be based for the next few days.  Fogo had a good salad bar, great sausage, good chicken thighs, and decent steak.  Unfortunately the pork…

Lake Hiking at Grand Teton National Park

September 11, 2011 – We woke up relatively early and realized there was a bike race in Jackson.  The clues were the sold out hotel where the majority of cars had road bikes and crew signs, as well as the completely packed breakfast places.  So our breakfast spot of Bubba’s BBQ was going to be…

Driving to (the very northern part of) Montana

September 3, 2011 – After a great night’s sleep and a good breakfast it’s time to hit the road.  We definitely recommend that Hampton Inn if you’re staying near the Salt Lake City (SLC) airport.  The scenery is changing as we head away from SLC, which happens to be under a smog warning even though…

September Vacation! The Beginning.

September 2, 2011 – Whew, we finally reached Salt Lake City after a (rather pleasant) layover at Midway.  Potbelly Sandwich Shop is a great airport food choice, by the way, if you have a layover at Midway.  Our hotel was a Hampton Inn right near the airport; they have cookies tonight (pb!), coffee, tea and…

Bryce Canyon National Park

March 22, 2009 – On Sunday we woke up early and headed to Cafe Soleil.  We had excellent food (breakfast sandwich and a breakfast tortilla wrap) and great coffee.  Then we headed back into Zion National Park, through the park, and about 2 hours up the road until we got to Bryce Canyon National Park. …

Zion National Park

March 21, 2009 – Last week we decided to take an extended weekend trip to Nevada. We flew into Vegas, had a great view of the Strip at night, got a hotel in Henderson, and promptly went to sleep. The next morning we went to Blueberry Hill, a local chain, for breakfast.  Fortunately, breakfast was…