For 10 days the end of May Chuck and I took my parents (who are from Pittsburgh) on a car trip to see the sights of nature they had never seen.  We flew to Denver, rented a car, spent three days sightseeing and visiting with our son, Michael and his wife, Kim and 2 kids, Katie and Andy arounf their stomping grounds near Denver.  We saw the garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and then rode the cog wheel train up Pike’s Peak.

After that, Mom and Dad, Chuck, and I drove over the Rockies through Vail, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction into Utah.  There we saw Arches national Park, Capitol National Park and the sights along Utah Hwy 12.  Then we visited the amazing Bryce Canyon National Park and on to Zion National Park (my favorite).  We crossed the desert through the Navajo reservation and on into Arizona where we met up with Chuck’s brother and his wife at the Grand Canyon.  Wow!  After that we made our way down through Sedona and Prescott Valley

where we visited friends from Wisconsin Rapids now retired there.  We flew home from Phoenix having shot 1700 photos!!  But don’t worry, I’ve spent all summer editing them down to a reasonable amount.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.  They can be accessed by going to the following website: