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First, let me thank the powers that be for restoring my site to full blogitude. Thanks!

You may have noticed a lapse in my posting, and this was due to my family's vacation. We rented an RV and drove West to visit some of the National Parks. In order, we visited Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Arches, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Petrified Forest.

Of the above, I had only been to the Grand Canyon before -- its South rim -- and we visited the North rim. I have a lot to say about the vacation and I will probably put up some pictures on a web site, but the executive summary goes something like this:

  • Our National Parks possess endless wonder and beauty, and we are fortunate as a nation to have had the wisdom to preserve and protect them.
  • Travelling in an RV is a great experience--one I hope to repeat very soon. While you're not exactly roughing it, you get to enjoy nature in a way that is easy on children and spouses.
  • None of us should ever get so busy as to avoid going on an extended vacation with one's family. There is a Jewish proverb that G-d will hold you responsible for every joy you choose not to experience.

More on the great RV trip as the thoughts collect.


The park on your list that I've visited is Mesa Verde, but I thought it was very cool.

Did the RV thing really work out? There's quite a bit of driving involved in getting out west.

Posted by: david at August 11, 2003 3:26 PM