Southwest Fall Vacation 2015

Mary and I enjoyed a vacation in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada in September and October. We went to Lakes Powell, Havasu, and Mohave for the first time, along with many places we’ve visited before.

Starting a vacation of biking and kayaking in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Starting a vacation of biking and kayaking in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The prettiest bridge in Steamboat Springs.

The prettiest bridge in Steamboat Springs.

Rock between Moab, Utah and Lake Powell.

Rock between Moab, Utah and Lake Powell.

German motorcycle gang visits the Utah side of Lake Powell.

German motorcycle gang visits the Utah side of Lake Powell.

Mary and Venus at Capitol Reef, Utah.

Mary and Venus at Capitol Reef, Utah.

Mary at La Cueva Mexican Restaurant located at a curve in the road to Capitol Reef, Utah.

Mary at La Cueva Mexican Restaurant located at a curve in the road to Capitol Reef, Utah.

Inside La Cueva Mexican restaurant, Capitol Reef, Utah.

Inside La Cueva Mexican restaurant, Capitol Reef, Utah.

Can you spot the worried dog in this picture who fears that we might leave without her?

Can you spot the worried dog in this picture who fears that we might leave without her?

We camped at an RV park near Capitol Reef, an oasis in the desert known for apple orchards. Fortunately, the owner was unaware that no apple is safe when Mary is nearby!

We camped at an RV park near Capitol Reef, an oasis in the desert known for apple orchards. Fortunately, the owner was unaware that no apple is safe when Mary is nearby!

Mary and I would like to get a small aerodynamic trailer like this one for our next trip. I can't sleep in our utility trailer and sleeping in a tent is cold!

Mary and I would like to get a small aerodynamic trailer like this one for our next trip. I can’t sleep in our utility trailer and sleeping in a tent is cold!

This wagon is available for rent for people who want to know what it was like to be a western pioneer in Utah.

This wagon is available for rent for people who want to know what it was like to be a western pioneer in Utah.

Halloween in the southern Utah town of Torrey.

Halloween in the southern Utah town of Torrey.

The rocks at the beach on the Utah side of Lake Powell.

The rocks at the beach on the Utah side of Lake Powell.

The Virgin River in Arizona between St. George Utah and Mesquite, Nevada is one of our favorite places, as shown in the next few videos.

Me at the London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Me at the London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Marina at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Marina at Lake Havasu, Arizona.

Most of the house in Lake Havasu City are of the California Spanish style but a few are made of thick walls of Arizona adobe. These houses are cheap to cool with air conditioners.

Most of the houses in Lake Havasu City are of the California Spanish style but a few are made of thick walls of Arizona adobe. These houses are cheap to cool with air conditioners.

Cactus Mailbox

Kayak Vegas

Kayaks launching at Lake Mohave near Hoover Dam.

Kayaks launching at Lake Mohave near Hoover Dam.

The Coconino Forest between Flagstaff and Sedona is very steep. Venus swam in one of the creeks.

Venus swims in a creek in the Coconino Forest between Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona.

Venus swims in a creek in the Coconino Forest between Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona.

Elton John persuaded Andre and Steffi to play a few games of tennis at Caesar's Palace. We were part of the crowd of spectators.

Elton John persuaded Andre and Steffi to play a few games of tennis at Caesar’s Palace. We were part of the crowd of spectators.

Mary enjoyed the rare opportunity to execute her husband at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

Mary enjoyed the rare opportunity to execute her husband at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

Mary and I rode the train through the Verde Canyon in Arizona near Sedona, shown in the two videos below.

Rooms constructed by Indians at the Tuzigoot National Monument.

Rooms constructed by Indians at the Tuzigoot National Monument.

Montezuma's Castle is a small town that Indians built into the face of a mountain in central Arizona. It's a very popular national monument.

Montezuma’s Castle is a small town that Indians built into the face of a mountain in central Arizona. It’s a very popular national monument.

We explored the Indian ruins at the Tuzigoot National Monumnet near Sedona.

We explored the Indian ruins at the Tuzigoot National Monumnet near Sedona.

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