I've come back from vacation with ideas for a couple of different blogs, but I've been too busy catching up with work and unpacking to actually write any of them! I'll tempt your blog-buds with a picture or two, though.
We spent the majority of our time in Colorado and Utah, but Arizona took up a wonderful day and a half, and my foot was in New Mexico at the Four Corners Monument. The trip mileage on our rental car read 1,759.0 when we turned it back in - quite a lot of rubber on the road! We saw eight parks/monuments in eight days. The first picture is from Great Sand Dunes National Park, showing the sand dunes, of course. The second was taken from the car as we traversed a mountain pass between Ouray and Durango, also in Colorado.