Saturday, July 26, 2014 : Spring 2015, Southwestern USA


For a while, we have been preparing our next trip to the United States. We can't get bored !


This time, we choose Southwestern USA and its almost limitless spaces, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, three States we have never visited before (except a 4-hour stopover in Dallas in 2010), and two we already know a little better.

What is attracting us to those places ?

  • Obviously wide open spaces, boundless landscapes, unending freeways,
  • Less travelled roads, less famous sites,
  • The history of Native populations : Canyon de Chelly, Mesa Verde and a few other pre-Columbian sites,
  • History, again : this is the country of western movies, cow-boys and wooden forts,
  • More recent history, with a special mention for Historical Route 66,
  • Virgin landscapes, deserts, sand dunes, cacti,
  • First and foremost, the weather. After a kind of wet trip on the East Coast in 2013, we expect hot weather. Sounds good, it's exactly what we are looking for.


The picture below shows our projected trip. It has been re-worked and modified many times over, and it should now be in its definitive form. In theory ...


Spring 2015 - Southwestern USA


Once again, we are travelling off-season. We expect to enjoy uncrowded touristic sites and off-peak rates almost everywhere.


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Take care !