Trip to Four Corners and Eclipse and a whole lot more - October 6 - 16, 2023

Friday Oct 6 - beautiful sunrise and down to Colorado Springs after Diana's workday

Sat Oct 7 - early morening visit to Rita the Rock Planter then to Alburquerque Balloon Fiesta Glow and Drone Show

near the parking lot at the trail to Rita heard of deer? drone buzzing our chill note the frost on Rita's leg horse and buggy near CO/NM border Helium balloons between hot air ones going up tonight cross country waiting for tonight's Glow We've got ours already! paratroopers helium balloons that leave for earth circumnavigation tonight

Sun Oct 8 - ABQ Balloon Mass Ascension and start with repeat of drone show then to Farmington, NM

In early so checking out the art tent watching the moon over Venus Giant TV to see other areas of the park These are great!We gotta have each time we come. hand on heart is there a chariot balloon? Mariachi! I'm famous in Farmington, NM

Mon Oct 9 - Four Corners Monument to Grand Canyon North Rim via several other sites and then to Kanab (our home away from home for 5 nights)

Mountain with Sub-titles along the road to Four Corners Diana reading the layout on Four Corners Monument vendor booths at Four Corners safety tip on the way to Navajo Bridge to Navajo Bridge our leaf peaking North Rim drive To the North Rim (GCNP) Easy? unless you hate steep, narrow, up and down trails view from the GCNP Lodge no dial tone :( GC General Store

Tue Oct 10 - Great Peek-A-Boo Canyon tour, Toadstool HooDoos hike and many side trips

getting ready for this adventure John, our guide, was great at taking our picture we saw something burrowing fossils in the rocks (star, spring) mogi steps We were first this day. Here's others showing up Our guide, John Our tour was in a jeep like this Cat cemetery at Best Friends (biggestanimal rescue in the USA) Kanab River Meridian Mountain (White level) turtle John's side hobby start of Toadstool HooDoos trail (no more guide) along the road to Horseshoe Bend at Horseshoe Bend going back to Kanab

Wed Oct 11 - Maxwell Park and Water Canyon hike day. Also, Sand Caves

enroute to Hildale, UT our nemesis

Thu Oct 12 - Today it's Zion NP, Cedar Breaks NM and Bryce Canyon NP

On way to Cedar Breaks NM Been awhile since we've seen these kinda signs

Diana navigating the Zion Canyon

One of several tunnels entering Zion NP

Overlook in Cedar Breaks NM

Fri Oct 13 - Hanging Gardens hike, Glen Canyon Dam and lotsa Penny Squishers

Glen Canyon Dam (next stop) our home away-from-home for the last five days

Sat Oct 14 - Annular Eclipe, Sego Canyon Petroglyphs and HOME!

cold start to the day eclipse blow-out (stolen image) Saw it and got a T-shirt along the way home caught over Grand Junction