Margaritamarcia took the first leg, driving with Daria to New Mexico where our older daughter Meryl lives with her boyfriend. We planned a late Thanksgiving with them. Marcia and Daria went the long way, via New Orleans, since neither of them had been there before. They made several stops along the way: Kentucky (to buy me some bourbon), passed through Nashville, stayed in Memphis for a couple of days (barbecue, Gibson guitars, Sun Studio), and then stayed and ate a couple of days in New Orleans. A long drive across Texas, and then I flew into Amarillo to meet up with them.
We spent a glorious three days in the high plains of Clovis, NM and experienced all the dust that we could handle. I was lucky enough to score a tour of the Air Force base and to get out on the flight line to tour a C130 Whiskey. After spending an afternoon at the shooting range where Meryl works (those who know me are now saying "huh?"), We got to eat our first fried turkey!
I drove the next leg with Daria and we drove to Alta via the Grand Canyon -- neither of us had seen the Big Ditch before. Truly a magnificent site. We stayed by the Glen Canyon Dam, and then drove to SLC. We arrived at the GMD yesterday, and skied yesterday after 5" of fresh snow -- our first day on skis for the season, and we were done after two runs.... I guess that I have to get back into "ski shape". Hopefully we will do better today!