The Southwest

We arranged our journey for May, 1998.  We flew to Las Vegas, Nevada which would be our jumping off point.  After a day spent poolside and tableside, we picked up our rental car and headed off for the Hoover Dam.  Wow!  From there we drove on to the Grand Canyon.  While there we hiked down into the Canyon.  Next, we drove to Canyon de Chelly (pronounced de shay).  Interesting pictographs.  Onward to Monument Valley, Zion, and Bryce Canyons.

Our Itinerary

15 May Depart from DC to Las Vegas, NV
16 May Las Vegas to Sedona (stopped at Hoover Dam on the way)
17 May Sedona to Grand Canyon
18 May Hike in the Grand Canyon
19 May Grand Canyon to Canyon de Chelly
20 May Canyon de Chelly guided tour
21 May Canyon de Chelly to Page, AZ (via Monument Valley)
Half day guided tour of Monument Valley
22 May Page, AZ to Bryce Canyon, UT
23 May Bryce Canyon to Zion
24 May Zion
25 May Zion to Las Vegas
26-27 May In Las Vegas
28-30 May Las Vegas to Los Angeles by air
31 May Return to DC 

After 1800 miles of driving we arrived back in Las Vegas, awed and enriched by our spectacular journey.