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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 Frye Women's Melissa Riding Lace BlackOld Gringo Yippee Ki Yay Women's Iroqui Leather Western Cowboy Boots - ChocolateCanyonlands—ancient, E DHG High-Heeled Women's shoes Summer Buckle Stiletto shoes with SandalsAmiri Women's WDOSKMINBLK Black Viscose Dressprimeval, 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.Born Womens - Emmy QuarterDr. Comfort Carter Mens Casual shoes Black Chocolat blue Women's Wing Leather SandalVALENTINO GARAVANI Women's Red Vintage Lace Ballerinas Flat shoesSome 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.
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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.Nike Zoom Structure+ 17 Ladies Running shoesWhite Waffle Closed Toe Adult Slippers Spa Hotel Slippers for Women and MenWhat a fun, friendly, traveling group. Here’s to Compass Travel for organizing this unforgettable trip!
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