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Homesickness and hitch-hiking (also, it hurt!)

Friday 30 May – Tuesday 3 June 2014

Natale and Trevor had stayed over at her mom’s house where she was cat-sitting, so I was on my own in the morning for the last minute packing and repacking of my giant backpack – now much heavier with the addition of food and water. 4,726 more words


The Parks: The World's Best Grad Gift

As a graduation gift from Mema, we are going on a week-long adventure through the national parks, starting in Zion, then the Grand Canyon, then Antelope canyon, and ending in Vegas (which, while not a park, is equally exotic and full of spectacle). 61 more words

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Day Five: “Are those real?!”

Nope, probably not. We’re in Vegas, baby.

Getting off the plane in Vegas is always a surreal experience, but it is particularly extreme after a week hiking and driving through some of the most beautiful parks in the world. 529 more words

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Day Four: Like Snow White, But Different

I’m not sure if I did something to upset the animal kingdom, or if the creatures are as upset as I am that we have to leave this wonderland today. 896 more words

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Day Three: The Grand Canyon Ocean

After the bare and baking desertscape of Zion, the chilly air and thick pine forests of the Grand Canyon are like a splash of cool water on our faces. 410 more words

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