In my most recent travels in May of 2017, I returned to the Southwest visiting several cities and national parks in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
The first stop was Las Vegas.
I am not a casino gambler but it was interesting to see the various casinos that shine like royal palaces.
Next was a visit to the marvel of construction called Hoover Dam.
Then, there were the canyons and national parks: Red Rock Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Glen Canyon and its dam, Horseshoe Canyon, and the greatest wonder of them all, the Grand Canyon!
From there, I visited four towns in Arizona: Jerome, Sedona, Winslow, and Gallup.
And finally, the trip wrapped up with Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico.

In August of 2016, I visited seven cities in Spain and France in a short span of 15 days.
First stop was a lovely town in France called Carcassonne.
Our hotel was directly across the street from the Carcassonne Fortress, a beautiful castle-like fortification used to protect the residents from attacks and invasions.
From there, we moved on to Granada, Spain and the Alhambra, another magnificent fortress and palace.
Next stop was the city of Barcelona (see above) to see the church of La Familia and other structures by Spain’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi.
It was then on to a resort, beaches, and great food of Marbella.
A dramatic change of pace and scenery was the town of Ronda – home to Spain’s oldest bullfight ring.
But that was not the only attraction!
The city of Ronda is situated over a deep gorge so the downward views were just jaw-dropping!
From Ronda, we traveled by high-speed train to the city of Madrid with more stunning architecture, great food, and friendly people.
And finally, we took a day trip by train to see the town of Toledo.
As soon as we stepped off the train, we were mesmerized by one of the most beautiful train stations.
The town itself had many surprises such as churches, museums, and spectacular vistas.
The cultures of France and Spain are good for the soul, especially when you get the chance to experience them with great friends as we did.
Enjoy the photos and feel free to contact me with comments.
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Until my next adventure…