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Southwest Tour 2011 – Days 10-14. Fun on Fremont!

Well it’s been a fun week. What has happened since my last post? Monday and Tuesday were travel days where I went from Petaluma CA to Tonopah NV then from Tonopah back to Vegas. My hotel of choice was the Fitzgerald Hotel on Fremont street in downtown Vegas. I had been told many stories of

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 9. Coasting to TWiT

So today’s big plan was the catching the recording of This Week in Tech (TWiT) at the Brickhouse. Since the show didn’t start until 3pm, I had the morning and early afternoon to kill. What to do? Well, was going to tour wineries, however, I decided highway 1 along the coast would be better so

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 8. I’m a TWiT!

Today was day two of the drive from the desert to the ocean. Bakersfield to Petaluma was punched into the GPS and the route was set. My GPS took me on an interesting route through some small towns which lead me to the Napa Valley area and avoiding the San Francisco – Oakland traffic nightmare.

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 7. Walking the Streets of Bakersfield

Today was a transit day. Grand Canyon to Bakersfield California. At a bit over 500 miles (800 Kilometers). the drive took me 8 hours, mostly on the freeway. Nothing much to see along the way so the camera never came out of the bag. However, since I did get to my destination fairly early, I

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 5. Get on the Bus!

Today was tourist day. I went on two guided tours today traveling from the eastern end of the park to the west. The first tour was called the Desert View tour. On this tour, we stopped at viewpoints and were given details of the area by our guide. The final stop was at the Watchtower,

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 4. Off to the Grand Canyon

Today was a travel day from Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Mostly interstate driving with the last 100km on a two lane highway. The day started off with a trip to the Hoover Dam. Quite the structure. Ok, that’s an understatement. This thing is huge! The pictures don’t even come close to showing how deep

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 3. Afternoon on the Strip

Today was a fairly mellow day. It started with a call to Budget Rent-A-Car to let them know that the license on my rental would expire while I was on the road. Solution was easy. Come in and they would exchange the vehicle, or see if the plates had arrived. So, off to the car

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 2. Houston, We Have a Problem….

What a day! I had a great time caching out in the desert. It was over 90F, however there was a breeze blowing which made it quite pleasant. The first stop was at the start of the Extraterrestrial Highway to take some pictures. Then it was caching time! ET Highway 1 was my first of

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Southwest Tour 2011 – Day 1. Vegas Baby!

September 24, 2011. A day I’ve been waiting for a long time! Today is the day, the first day of the trip. Time to put together all the planning. The day started in PG cold and wet. A great day to escape to the desert. All my gear was packed and ready to go. My

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The Icenrye Southwest Tour 2011

Introducing the Icenrye Southwest Tour 2011.  A two week whirlwind tour of Nevada, Arizona and California September 24 to October 8, 2011. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about the trip.  I’ve never been to these areas and I’m looking forward to touring and caching there.  So far I have the following itinerary: September 24

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