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Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and Picturesque Antelope Canyon

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Shelly Rosen Apr 13, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Just my thoughts, never been there. Leaving on may26, I have no intention of bringing hiking boots. I believe a good athletic shoe is more than adequate. To me anything else is overkill but u have to do what makes u comfortable.

Betty Kirksey Apr 13, 2014 at 07:33 PM

I'm doing this trip on Apr 17-27. Am wondering if hiking boots are a real necessity or if good athletic shoes will suffice. Thanks for any advice.
Ken Peters Apr 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

We were on this trip a few weeks ago. You will love it. A few people wore athletic shoes, but I think you will be more comfortable in lightweight hiking boots. Remember to take clothing you can layer!

Linda Pennington Apr 07, 2014 at 01:50 PM

I am Linda Pennington and am doing the trip May 5-15th with a friend, Dorothy Isdell. I have done a couple of trips with RS but she has not. I did Norway, Sweden and Denmark with my hubby(who is deceased) and I also did a Branson golf outing. Dorothy and I live 1 hour from Springfield, MO. We are looking forward to meeting new people and learning on this program. Both of us are widows who like to travel and learn new things.
Judy Giorgi -Thompson Apr 07, 2014 at 03:53 PM

Nice to have you and Dorothy on the May 5th trip. This will be the 5th RS trip for my husband, Bill and I. We also love meeting new people, learning where they have traveled from and hearing about their past trips with RS. See you both at orientation!

Athena Robbins Apr 06, 2014 at 03:10 PM

Are all the rooms air conditioned at the lodgings?
Shelly Rosen Apr 06, 2014 at 03:31 PM

In all the literature sent to me by RS , it indicates that all of our lodging facitlities are air conditioned.. I just called the Lake Powell Resort because it wasn't listed and they agreed that yes they are all air conditioned rooms etx.
Athena Robbins Apr 06, 2014 at 03:39 PM

Thanks for the information! After I posted I noticed, too, that all but the Lake Powell resort had it listed. Air conditioning is very important to some people. They get grumpy without it. Thanks again.
Ken Peters Apr 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Lake Powell has airconditioning and is very comfortable.

Judy Giorgi -Thompson Apr 05, 2014 at 04:07 PM

Hi Cate....looks like we are both on the same tour date. My husband and I live in Windsor, California. We are arriving in St. George one day early. This will be our 5th tour with RS. Looking forward to hearing what other tours you have been on. My brother lives in Ottawa, and we will be visiting him the end of September to see the fall colors. See you at orientation, eh!

Hi Judy and hubby:

In case I am brain dead from the hopscotch travel: Toronto-Denver, then Denver to St. George, the RS trips I gave been on so far are

(Fingers not working well on iPad keyboard, ugh).....1. Costa Rica; 2. Santa Fe/Taos, NM; 3. Galapagos and Ecuador; 4. Nicaragua; 5. Chicago; 6. Service learning at animal rehab facility in Central Florida. Now, this one!
Judy Giorgi -Thompson Apr 07, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Hi Cate: You have been to some wonderful places with RS....looking forward to hearing how you liked Santa Fe/Taos, NM. My husband, Bill, and I look forward to meeting you in Utah.

May 5-15/14: Coming from Toronto, Canada to view this spectacular part of the country, can hardly wait! Will be my 7th RS trip. Previously also did "Seniors go to Camp" experience modelled here in Canada on Elderhostel ...we took over Camp Tanamakoon up in Northern Ontario's beautiful Algonquin Park during a week in September. Had a ball doing archery, art, wood carving, biking, canoeing, etc and howling with the wolves!

Shelly Rosen Mar 29, 2014 at 03:28 PM

Anyone doing this trip from May 26 to June 5? This is my 1st Road Scholar trip. Looking forward to it.

Ken Peters Mar 23, 2014 at 10:23 AM

My husband and I are taking our first trip with Road Scholar on March 24 to April 3. We are going to Utah to visit the National Parks. Has anyone gone? Any tips? Anyone going this time? Would love to hear from you!
Myron Snyder Apr 17, 2014 at 01:41 PM

My wife and I are going on the same trip. It will breat to see you folks. Dress in layers. The whether changes from 80-38 degress. Myron and Teddy Snyder

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