Hoosier Writer, I am so jealous of you!! My daughter is only 14 and still a way to go before she is ready to be off on her own and I can move away from Chicago. I am traveling to some of the same places you will be around the same time in June with my daughter, we are first heading out to the Grand Canyon/Sedona our very first time ever to Arizona and then on up into Colorado, we will be on a 3 week road trip.
If you have a flickr page please let me know, I would love to see some of your photos after you get back from your trip. My daughter and I are going from June 16 to July 7th and will be camping a few nights in the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park.
I'm fearful that once I take this amazing road trip I am going to want to move out that way immediately and I know that won't be possible for several years..
Hoosier Writer wrote in post #13837491
Thanks for all the suggestions.
There's two main objectives of the trip:
-To scope out homes. We plan on moving back to the Grand Junction area of Colorado as soon as our obligations come to an end where we now live.
-To show my kids where we lived before they were born, before they fly the coop. (My daughter is going in the army and my son is just graduating from college.) Our devious plan is to show them how beautiful it is so they will also want to move there. For some reason my wife want to be near the future grand kids...
I may have to include the Great Sand Dunes after what you've said, but it will be mid day.
I want to go on the Silverton-Durango for my own self. When we used to live in Mancos people would come to see us and want to go on the train. Since we were dirt-poor back then our visitors would take the train up and I would meet them in Silverton and drive them back over the passes home. As for Mesa Verde... I can't fully explain my connection to the area. And I have been "working" on a novel that takes place there. I have been "working" on it since 1994 and I hope seeing it again will kick the creative juices into gear.
If I truely get to move back home in the near future I would surely enjoy getting together with anyone that wants to go on photography adventures.