Our friends Richard and Lily announced they were coming to America almost a year in advance but since there was a good chance of us leaving Denver, we urged them not to come here. We are still here but wanted to see them and the closest they were going to get was the Grand Canyon. Since we barely saw it last time, we decided to take a long weekend so we could see the Canyon with them. At 1095km/680 miles away from home, we had a full day’s drive down on Friday January 14th, spent the day together on Saturday and drove home on Sunday. We even brought a cooked turkey with us! The family had already been traveling for a few weeks by the time we met them and Lan thought they would enjoy some home-cooked meals for a change.
We were a little late getting there as Lan had a job interview in Moab, Utah. Well, the job wasn’t in Moab. The job was in New York but we correctly figured that we would have mobile telephone reception there but lose it soon after as we drove south. We arrived in Moab 10 minutes before noon when the call was to start and she spent 70 mintues on the phone.