Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beautiful America is about finding the best places to go camping or backpack through if you're trying to travel.

Recently, I just returned from a two week trip through New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.

It was a trip my brother and I had taken while he had time for leave, he's in the military.

We originally started the trip in Dallas and traveled to Big Bend which was honestly amazing. From there we made our way to Carlsbad Caverns, huge cave in New Mexico check it out.

After Carlsbad we wanted to make it to White Sands NM but stopped in the Lincoln National Forest to setup the tent and rest. The best part about staying in the Lincoln National Forest was, believe it or not, waking up to the cold crisp air at 5:30 in the morning. I know some of you stay up until that time, but it was a beautiful site to see.

We left Carlsbad, but not before exploring some of what the small town had to offer. Heading to White Sands only took 2 hours since it was relatively close to where we were staying.

Once we got to White Sands National Monument we took a 5 hour hike in the desert, not as hot as you'd imagine, it was monsoon season, but I definitely did not put on enough sunscreen which sucks.
Our original plan was to camp there, but we took a couple hours break and headed into town to grab some food and once we got back they had closed off the entrance.

So we made the drive to Phoenix, AZ but not before stopping in Tuscon to see if we could stay at a hostel.

Bad idea.

As soon as we parked somewhere the first thing that happened was a hooker came up to the window and asked if we wanted a good time.

Drove the rest of the way to Phoenix and slept in the car for the remainder of the night while we waited for the hostel to open again.

Once we could book a room, we cleaned ourselves and went to explore some of the more interesting parts of the city which include a couple museums, some brunch spots, and a lot of traffic.

For the remainder of the day we enjoyed the company of lovely foreigners and cooked dinner while swapping stories of our travels. It was one of the most memorable nights of my life.

The following morning we said our goodbyes and set foot in the direction toward the Grand Canyon.

Stayed tuned for the rest of the story in my next post!

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