My wife and I and our very dear friend, Gary Hanauer, just returned from a wonderful 4 day adventure. We left for the Grand Canyon on Friday expecting to get there in about a 10 hour drive....but things didn't quite go as expected. When we were about to go over the Tahachapi Mountains, the California highway patrol closed off the road just a few cars ahead of us due to a snow storm. So we had to do an 8 hour detour though Los Angeles and had to deal with the famous LA traffic. Anyway, when we get about 75 miles away from Williams, Arizona, we get stuck in a snowstorm and have to drive many miles at 20 mph or less -- mostly less, all the way to our hotel. So after about a 20 hour drive we show up at our hotel at 5am and get about 2 1/2 hours sleep then grab a bit of breakfast and then catch our train for the Grand Canyon.
On the way home we spent a night in Las Vegas and saw a wonderful Cirque du Soleil show, Le Reve. This is me and my wife front of our hotel (fantastic hotel). We had such a wonderful time. And luckily we were able to cross the Tahachapi Mountains on the way back - yeaaaa!