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Today, I share a travelogue from Compass traveler Lois Watts who joined us on our Western adventure to America’s Canyonlands this Fall. Enjoy!
On September 19, a merry band of 18 travelers, hosted by Compass Travel, left the ordered world of New England behind for a 10-day tour of another world: America’s Adidas - Questar Ride - F35037Mephisto Women's Faustina Ankle BootieCanyonlands—ancient, Franco Sarto Womens Dakota Ankle BootBates Women's 9 Suede DuraShocks Steel Toe Bootprimeval, surreal, untouched by time and civilization.
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Next was Bryce Canyon, a vast series of amphitheaters that unfolded ad infinitum with dazzling colors of red, pink, lavender, and orange stone shapes called “hoodoos” created by nature through the millennium. The hoodoos rose from the plateau in all shapes and sizes as if a giant had been playing in the sand.Dachstein Super Leggera Flow LC Gore-TEX Women's Walking shoes - SS19Rebecca Minkoff Women's Bo Textured Suede Pumps FENTY X PUMA Women's 36774704 Green PVC SandalsWomen's Tamaris, Amily Mid Heel PumpSome were shaped like castles or cathedrals, all otherworldly as the mind struggled to take in the size, shapes, and colors. There are no words to describe the majesty of this natural phenomenon created by wind, ice, and rain, eroding into fantastic shapes as far as the eye can see.
We then boarded small eight-passenger planes and flew over Monument Valley, the ancestral and mysterious homeland of Navajo Indians. Upon landing, we traveled by jeep with our Navajo guide along the dusty roads through the valley. Stark red stone pillars of all shapes arose throughout the desert,Nine Seven Genuine Leather Women's Square Toe Chunky Heel Side Zip Handmade Versatile Ankle BootsBella Vita Women's Vivien Flat standing as high as 400 feet, sentinels standing guard over this land. To the Navajos who live here, this is a sacred land, Ecco Womens Sense Light Toggle Fashion SneakerMBT Women’'s Pata 6s W Low-Top Sneakersrich in the ancient traditions of their ancestors, carried on to this day.
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By the last day, we were all getting a bit tired and the bus had grown quieter until it was announced that our hotel had a bar. Then the cheers erupted from the back of the bus as the merry band of travelers capped off their days with a cool one.ASICS Women's Metrolyte II Walking shoes Q850NGerry Weber Women Boots Jale 18 red, (Bordo) G80128MI24 410What a fun, friendly, traveling group. Here’s to Compass Travel for organizing this unforgettable trip!
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