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 +== Version 3: Vegas & Two Days ==
 +
 +[[https://goo.gl/maps/xMt9psc2Wws|Driving Route]]
 +
 +=== In Vegas ===
 +  * Frankie's Tiki Room
 +  * Downtown Old Vegas
 +  * Walk the Strip
 +  * [[https://digthisvegas.com/|Dig This Vegas]]
 +
 +=== Desert Towns to See ===
 +  * Oatman
 +  * Searchlight (good for drive-through)
 +  * Boulder
 +
 +=== Major Attractions ===
 +  * Hoover Dam
 +  * [[https://www.grandcanyonwest.com/skywalk--eagle-point.htm|Grand Canyon]]
 +
 +=== Outdoor Stuff ===
 +  * [[https://gccaverns.com/|Grand Canyon Caverns]]
 +  * [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapevine_Canyon_Petroglyphs|Grapevine Canyon Hike]]
 +  * [[https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g45997-d7266604-Reviews-Wee_Thump_Joshua_Tree_Wilderness-Searchlight_Nevada.html|Joshua Tree Wilds]]
 +  * Christmas Tree Pass (scenic drive)
 +  * Nelson's Landing (scenic drive)
 +
 +
 +== Version 2: CA to UT ==
 +With just a couple days off work, we can still pass through most of the landmarks from before.
 +
 +  * [[https://goo.gl/maps/UNKNXBcKZ1S2|Google Maps Route]]
 +
 +  - August 25/26: Drive into Fort Mojave
 +    * Pass Barstow, most of the 'ride to Vegas' experience
 +    * Michael's family is here
 +    * Mellow and relax
 +    * Hiking available with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapevine_Canyon_Petroglyphs|petroglyphs (Grapevine canyon)]] 
 +  - August 27: Leave for UT
 +    * Stopover at Grand Canyon [[https://www.grandcanyonwest.com/skywalk--eagle-point.htm|SkyWalk!]] (Need Tickets)
 +    * Quick stop at Hoover dam while passing through
 +    * Pass through Vegas still! May want to stop briefly.
 +    * Rent hotel in Springdale, town inside Zion park (Need to book)
 +  - August 28 (Monday): Hike in Zion park
 +    * [[https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/thenarrows.htm|The Narrows]] hike
 +      * Need to get hike permit in Springdale
 +      * Permit place also provides wading boots and hiking gear
 +    * If time allows: [[https://utah.com/zion-national-park/angels-landing|Angel's Landing]] hike
 +  - August 28 (Tuesday) 
 +    * Gopi flies back to FL
 +    * Michael flies back to CA
 +
 +== Version 1: Week Trip ==
 +Here's my proposal for a 1-week Mojave desert road trip. We get to see two places I haven't been, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, and a couple I have. We should be back in Southern California with an extra day or two before the project hand-off in Irvine.
 +
 +  * [[https://goo.gl/maps/CVcMaHRWJzL2|Google Maps Route]]
 +
 +  - August 13: Arrive in Utah. 
 +    * 2 days at [[https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm|Zion National Park]]
 +    * Rent hotel in Springdale, town inside park (Need to book, and get hike permits)
 +    * [[https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/thenarrows.htm|The Narrows]] hike
 +    * [[https://utah.com/zion-national-park/angels-landing|Angel's Landing]] hike
 +  - August 15: Drive to Las Vegas (2.5 hour drive)
 +    * One day and night in Vegas.... need to discuss what to do there. (Need tickets)
 +      * Walk the strip
 +      * [[https://www.digthisvegas.com/|Weird things]]
 +      * [[https://www.vividseats.com/theatre/penn-and-teller-tickets.html|Shows]]
 +      * [[http://www.marqueelasvegas.com/dayclub/|Dayclub?]]
 +  - August 17: Drive toward Fort Mojave
 +    * Pass [[https://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/|Hoover Dam]] on the way
 +    * Pass Grand Canyon (1.5 hour into drive)
 +      * [[https://www.grandcanyonwest.com/skywalk--eagle-point.htm|SkyWalk!]] (Need Tickets)
 +  - August 17/18: Fort Mojave. Spend a day or two in the desert.
 +     * Michael's family is here
 +     * Mellow and relax
 +     * Hiking available with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapevine_Canyon_Petroglyphs|petroglyphs (Grapevine canyon)]]
 +  - August 20 (Sunday): Drive to CA