One of the best days Erin and I had on our vacation was in Sedona. The weather was cooperating with beautiful blue skies as we had the opportunity to see the beautiful rock formations with my family. We enjoyed two hikes in search of the famous Sedona vortexes. For lunch we stopped at the wonderful "Red Planet Cafe" with decorations from out of this world. There were so many beautiful pictures taken that I decided to post them in their own section on Picasa. Click here to see them. My brother, Michael, and Erin took many of these pictures.
Then in Utah, as the night turned dark and desolate, just outside of Blanding we hit a deer laying in the road. The oncoming cars tried to warn us by flashing their brights, but by the time we saw the deer it was too late to swerve. So I gritted my teeth and drove over it. The worst part was the that its head was facing us and the eyes were shining in our headlights (even though we confirmed at the gas station a little down the road that it had been dead for a few hours). Fortunately it didn't do too much damage to the car, but it was tragic to view and left a horrendous smell.
Finally, after another long day of driving we made it back to Denver in time to have dinner with Erin's parents. We finally returned home exhausted, but content in a wonderful trip.