I'm hardly John Wayne, but tomorrow I'm going to do my own version of "The Longest Day". At 4AM, Keys Shuttle will pick me up at the marina to take me to Miami Airport. Then I'll fly to Last Vegas, and meet my daughter Jen. In the evening, Jen and I hope to catch a show of Cirque del Sol. Since my bedtime has been creeping towards 2030 Eastern Time lately, we'll see how I do.
But it is a joyous occasion. Jen and I will have two weeks together to explore the American Southwest. I plan to hit many of the same places where I went before with Libby and with my son Dave, and with my Father. Zion, Brice, Escalante, Capitol Reef, Page, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Sedona. Those are the places roughly in a circle with radius 200 miles, with the center at the San Francisco Mountains. (I've yet to share the trip with my oldest son John.)
I'll be leaving Libby alone on the boat for the two weeks. It has been many years since I've been apart from her for that long. But she has many friends in Boot Key Harbor. I'm sure she'll do fine.
Keep posted for blogs to come from out west.