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April 22, 2021

We left home around 9:30 am and drove south through Utah and camped in the desert near Lake Powell.

We camped near some rocks and the next morning Eva released the theme song and dance for this trip.

On our way south from Lake Powell we stopped and hiked to the Horseshoe Bend overlook. It was a 1-1/2 mile roundtrip hike to the canyon edge overlooking the Colorado River. It was a nice morning hike and I was surprised how small the crowd was at the overlook.

After the hike we drove through Flagstaff to Phoenix and spent the night at Hilda’s house.

The next morning we drove the 4 hours to Douglas, AZ. This is the border town were we will cross into Mexico. We were able to exchange some dollars into pesos and fill up the gas tank. Later we met the rest of the group at the parking lot of the Motel 6. I say the parking lot because the Motel 6 internet was down so they would not check us into the room.

Finally, around 4:30 we were able to check in. Later in the evening we had a group kick off dinner at the Avenue Bed & Breakfast. It was an 19th century old hotel in downtown Douglas.

At the dinner we talked about the trip and what to expect as we travel through this part of Mexico. It sound like we will have an adventure.

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