Let’s face it, America is a big place, and a cross-country road trip is a labor of love. We know, because we just finished a month-long camping trip from our home in Lexington, Kentucky to Colorado, New Mexico, Utah … and a few places in between. But honestly, it was worth every one of the 6,000 miles we drove.
We took the opportunity to re-visit favorite places, like Arches National Park, Santa Fe, and Taos, along with a few new sights like Mesa Verde, Bandelier, and Dinosaur National Monument.
A bucket-list visit to the K-T Boundary (you’ll hear much more about this later) in southern Colorado as well as near-constant views of colorful and complex rock formations reminded me why I love geology. And mysterious cliff dwellings and petroglyphs piqued both our interests in the cultural anthropology of the Ancient Cultures of the Southwest.
The National Parks of the American West are a true national treasure, and many of the sights are unique, in both the US as well as the world. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing some of our experiences from our trip, and hope you’ll join us on the long road west.
Photo Credit: 3. xandert