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Great cherryripe 2009-02-04 8:18

Hi Kath
The light is stunning here, so warm. The play with the shadows is pretty too. I actually prefer the wider view as the fence is much more dynamic guiding the eye to the mountain.
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Nikki
P.S. Bye the way, did you travel around by car or did you have a camping car ?

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Old 02-04-2009, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Nikki
We hired a car: a 4WD, and stayed in motels/hotels each night apart from 2 nights with Pat & Larry and 2 nights with John & Joanne. The RVs are very expensive and use a lot of petrol.
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Was it useful having a 4wd ? I guess it's the best solution if you're only 2 and not in the high season. We're thinking of going in July and being 4 of us, I'm looking at an RV. Although I work for an agency specialised in Australia, one of the companies we work with has vehicules in the US and is opening up depots in San Francisco and Las Vegas this year so I may be able to get a deal. At least petrol will be cheaper this year than when you went. I'm having a good look at your gallery to plan the trip as your photos are magnificent.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:30 PM
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We travelled quite a few gravel/dirt roads that made a 4WD useful; they were not always suitable for RVs. Ours had a huge boot for luggage and for picnics, as it wasn't always possible to find a restaurant at lunch times. (An RV would score there!) When making your decision don't forget most of the motels have reasonably priced rooms containing 2 queen-sized beds, so ample space for a family of four and they charge per room not per person. If you are planning to go to Monument Valley it is imperative to book ahead, as rooms are few and far between and we saw people sleeping in cars. (not sure about RV spaces). Probably some other places too, especially National Parks, as I think it will be the US school holidays in July. It might be worth contacting some of the US members who will be able to give you a better idea that I can. John Munro put us off the idea of a RV, but then we weren't in a position to get a deal.
Glad you like my photos. We had an excellent time. We didn't have much down-time and we drove over 4,000 miles but the sights there are stunning and so different from Europe.
Good luck! ;D
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