Monday, December 28, 2009

Suntrek Trip #6 - California Discovery

Lafayette, CO - Wow, I can't believe we are about to wrap up yet another decade. It seems like just yesterday, we were all ready to start digging bunkers and hording food for fear that a computer glitch would end life as we know it. It's nice to know that going into this next decade all we have to fear is joblessness, socialism and total economic collapse. I know I'm breathing easier.

Anyway, Suwei and I are back in Colorado, crossing our fingers for snow again and are ready to take on the new year. But before we say good-bye to 2009, I have one last post from my summer with Suntrek. This next set of photos were taken during my 6th and final Suntrek Tour.

The California Discovery Tour is one of Suntrek's more popular tours. It is a one week lodging tour starting in Los Angeles and heading to San Francisco via San Diego, Joshua Tree, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Death Valley, and Monterey. I was more than happy to escape the humidity of the east and was thoroughly enjoying the dry air. Also, it was quite nice to be on familiar ground. It's a lot easier to act like you know what you're talking about, when you know what you're taking about.

For this tour I had nine people in the van (there were 9 more in a van running parallel to us). Again we had a nice mix of nationalities with folks hailing from Australia, Germany, Thailand, Poland and Austria. We hit 3 states and put 1895 miles on the odometer. Here are some of the photos I took:

Group photo in Joshua Tree National Park (from left): Ariane, Audy, Matthew, Jeu, Veronika, Veronika, Laura, Paulina, and Julia.

Dinosaur in Cabazon / Joshua Tree National Monument

The Shoe Fence near Rice, CA

Yavapai Point, Grand Canyon National Park

Bad Water, Death Valley National Park

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco / Cannery Row in Monterey

And that is it for this year. Hope you all have a very happy New Year! See you in 2010.

Here is the link for the slide show:

Suntrek Trip #6 - California Discovery

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