A Folk Tour of
We have finally managed it - persuaded the Folks to take the tour of
a lifetime. In October this year we are returning once again
to the USA, but this time with the Folks in tow.
As the official Tour
Guides for the trip, we are taking our role very seriously (well
when I say we, I actually mean me, Lorna that is, with the
driver/moaner Craig). A draft itinerary has been produced and
key tour highlights outlined. The trip itself will take us
approximately three weeks and covers some of the best scenery in
America. Our plan is to return to the wonderful areas of
Nevada, Arizona and Utah and do a 2,500 mile (give or take detours
to ruins, old things, dead things, museums and the rest) road trip
circular route all around the Grand Canyon.
Recalling how much
Craig loves (ahem, yeah right) the Indian Territories, I've included
plenty of time to revisit some of the more memorable places from our
2005 visit. For 2008 we have also expanded the tour to include
new areas we've never seen before. There is so much packed
into our trip that I'm already giddy with excitement. here's a
few to whet the appetite:
Las Vegas - tacky,
bold and brash but Star Trek Experience here we come (and Warp
Core Breaches all round)
Shooting Range -
gotta give this a go and pretend we're on CSI
Skywalk - awesome idea - walk on glass 70ft out into the canyon
with a several hundred feet drop - Craig, you go first!
backwater America towns, complete with the original wooden
Winslow, Arizona -
famous only for the Eagles song "Take it Easy"
Route 66 burger
Four Corners - how
cool to be able to stand in four States at the same time
Kanab - some tiny
place in southern Utah where a whole bunch of movies have been
Zion National park
Of course, what trip
to the US would be complete without a return to our favourite
watering hole, the Little Ale'Inn in Rachel Nevada. Line them
The major benefit of
taking The Folks with us is that Seniors (or Elders as they are
referred to in the US) get discounts on lots of things - food,
entrance fees. So, as official carers for these eldery wayward
travellers, we of course aim to get in on the act ourselves.
Incontinence pads packed, walking sticks on order, reading glasses
at the ready, we're ready to give The Folks a cool tour and have
lots of fun in the process, and a few surprises along the way!