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One week in … July 7, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Travel Diary.

Here we are in Utah with free copies of the Book of Mormom to be had for the taking whereever we go.

But first a quick update on the last week.

We arrived in Las Vegas last Friday and checked into the Sahara which was quite tacky as we had hoped. We managed to avoid being sucked into the casino although to get anywhere in Vegas you have to walk through one. We checked out all the usual suspects, going to the Luxor, MGM, New York New York and the Bellagio. The first day we managed to be out for 12 hours- the evening spent watching the fountains at the Bellagio and chatting to Jay who works in the taxi industry. He gave us the low down on everything Vegas. It is always great to talk to a local. It was here that we heard someone complaining that it took her two days to find her way out of the hotel/casino she was staying in because no-one would tell her where to go. Very amusing.

Since Monday we have been driving through some of the most spectacular scenery we’ve ever seen. We went to Zion National Park first, then Bryce Canyon and now are in Moab which is near the Arches National Park. It has been incredible to watch the landscape change throught the different parks. Although it would be easy to say it is all red rock, each place has its own distinct features and is quite different to all the others. Today has been fantastic- we did a self drive audio tour of the Arches and did a lot of walks. I have wanted to come here for a long time and I am not disappointed. Tomorrow we will head to Monument Valley and then to Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon.

Hopefully I’ll upload some pictures soon.



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