Getting Better

The good news is that the high temperature that I had lasted less than 12 hours, which meant that I pretty much slept it off. I suppose that I could blame some of the half cooked meat that I've been eating, but considering I'm used to the takeaway places of East London I would imagine that I'm used to it.

The Grand Canyon is indeed rather spectacular and once I get a convergence of free time and internet access I'll be uploading them. There has also been a small geek-out as we have driven past Black Mesa – one for all the 'Half-life' fans out there.

I also think that I'm getting more into the swing of things, although it does rankle that we are given only a few minutes to stop and explore at various places. We were allowed out at Monument Valley for long enough for me to get a slightly over suntanned arm.

Now I'm at a hotel at a place called Page just by Lake Powell, which I'm lead to believe is 'quite big'. Hiking tomorrow, which should be fun – or painful…

Even after looking at all these rocks that are billions of years old I'm still looking forward to the utter unreality of Vegas.

17 thoughts on “Getting Better”

  1. “The Grand Canyon is indeed rather spectacular and once I get a convergence of free time and internet access I'll be uploading them. “You must be better if you can upload the whole Grand Canyon – and, indeed, do so more than once.

    Am I allowed to download my copy between London and Essex?

  2. hello, I can see you are on holiday so this is a bit of an odd post, but your blog is one of the few that belong to an EMT in London . Basically, I am a student trying to get hold of an EMT for my thesis but I have been turned away by the London Ambulance Service so I am hoping you will help me out. I am writing about binge drinking in London and wanted to get an idea of what a typical friday/ saturday night is like for a paramedic, and if there are more drunk people being picked up than there used to be. And a description of what sort of people they usually are/ typical symptoms. That kind of thing. It's not going to be published, ever, may I add, so any comments would be enitirely confidential.Since you are abroad a quick email would be much much appreciated. Please speak to me. My email is abbx257@city.ac.uk. Thanks!

  3. What, no comment on your fellow travelers. Have just returned from a last-minute to Italy. We had the 'spud and beans' family, the chatterboxes, miss officious, the don, the pole-dancer, dirty-devils – and that was just on the plane!

  4. Glad you're feeling better, hope the rest of your holiday improves and you don't get too many blisters on your 'hike' tomorrow!! x

  5. glad your holiday is getting better! Looking foward to seeing those photo's. Hope you have fun hiking and that your feet survive!!!! Have fun:)

  6. glad your holiday is getting better! Looking foward to seeing those photo's. Hope your feet survive the hiking cos beleive me it hurts, although generally it's well worth the pain!!!!Have fun:)

  7. “Am I allowed to download my copy between London and Essex?”Can't we just download it in Gloucestershire? That'll help drain off the floodwaters!

  8. Lake Powell is indeed very big. Hope you get to see some of the grand open areas. Too bad you can not take the time to get out on the lake and Water Ski some. Been there. Done that. Loved it.Wave when you go by Los Angeles. Hope you get to Walk Venice Beach some. That will be your best part of LA if it is a nice day. Better than the Hollywood walk of fame. But your bus will hit both I'm sure. If you feel the urge to jump from the bus… look at http://www.VeniceSuites.com for a good holiday spot for a week or so. Maybe next year. When you'll want to stop and get the feel of the place and people.

    Then you will have time to take in Catalina Island too.

    Thanks for posting while on vacation.

  9. didn't know you were so close to PHX,I would have loved to buy you a margarita for saving that poor smoked cat and for all the laughs and giggles i had reading your blog:)hope you feel better by now

  10. The whole world is on holiday!! I keep thinking that whenever i read peoples comments! What am i doing wrong! Why aren't i on holiday!!

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