Presentation on theme: "The Church of St. Thérèse invites you to join us for… Canyon Country Featuring Arizona & Utah April 12-20, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
The Church of St. Thérèse invites you to join us for… Canyon Country Featuring Arizona & Utah April 12-20, 2012
The word Easter, derived from the Old English, means “to shine,” especially to shine like the dawn, and suggests both an action and a beginning, a new day. Join us, as we depart the Thursday after Easter 2012, for a week of exploring the beauty of God’s creation in the Western United States…
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Scottsdale, Arizona – Tour Begins Our tour of canyon country features some of America’s most spectacular scenery, and includes visits to three national parks. We begin by traveling from Norfolk, Virginia, to the colorful city of Scottsdale. Overnight Thursday and Friday at Doubletree Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Friday, April 13, 2012 Scottsdale – Phoenix - Scottsdale A highlight of our journey is a chat in the morning with a local Native American tribe member. Learn about the different tribes of the area, their histories, and modern day life of Native Americans in Arizona…
Friday, April 13, 2012 Scottsdale – Phoenix After our presentation, a local guide will introduce us to Scottsdale and Phoenix. Highlights will include downtown Phoenix, Camelback mountain, Paradise Valley, Old Town Scottsdale, and more…
Friday, April 13, 2012 Scottsdale – Phoenix - Scottsdale Next, we’ll learn how Native American jewelry and handicrafts are made at a jewelry-making demonstration. The rest of the day is at leisure to check out Old Town Scottsdale, or just relax at our hotel.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon We begin the day with a visit to the beautiful city of Sedona, and take some time to shop in the marketplace…
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon Amaze at Oak Creek Canyon, where the rock formations seem to change hue with every turn in the road…
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Scottsdale – Sedona – Grand Canyon Later, as we travel through the spectacular Kaibab National Forest, we’ll reach the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Overnight Saturday at Grand Canyon Lodges, Grand Canyon, AZ
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Grand Canyon – Lake Powell This morning, we’ll have ample time to explore the Grand Canyon. Behold amazing views of the canyon with a drive along the South Rim…
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Grand Canyon – Lake Powell Theodore Roosevelt, upon visiting the Grand Canyon, is quoted as saying, “This is one of the great sights which every American, if he can travel at all, must see.”
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Grand Canyon – Lake Powell Later, a short drive brings us to Cameron Trading Post. For nearly a century, the post has been a haven for travelers, traders, and explorers who come from all points of the globe to see the wonder of the Grand Canyon and experience the Native American cultures of the Southwest…
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Grand Canyon – Lake Powell We’ll continue north through mesa-studded desert scenery before arriving at our home for the next two evenings…
Sunday, April 15, 2012 Grand Canyon – Lake Powell Lake Powell Resort, a stunning hotel that overlooks the sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell.
Monday, April 16, 2012 Lake Powell – Monument Valley – Lake Powell We begin our day with an invigorating breakfast cruise along lovely Lake Powell…
Monday, April 16, 2012 Lake Powell – Monument Valley – Lake Powell Journey though the territory of the Navajo nation, and arrive in Monument Valley, a sacred Navajo land, featuring colorful sandstone spires that rise hundreds of feet from the valley floor…
Monday, April 16, 2012 Lake Powell – Monument Valley – Lake Powell Enjoy an exciting Jeep tour, narrated by one of the Navajo tribe members. A stop will be made at a Hogan…
Monday, April 16, 2012 Lake Powell – Monument Valley – Lake Powell The history and symbolism of a Hogan represents every aspect of Navajo life: their thinking, reasoning, planning and their philosophy. Later today, we return to Lake Powell for an evening of leisure.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park We travel to Bryce National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that color these formations…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park Our final destination for the day is the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. In sheer magnitude and color, Zion is very likely one of the most awe- inspiring national parks in the world. Overnight Tuesday at Zion Park Inn, Zion National Park, UT
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Zion National Park – Las Vegas, Nevada Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram to truly experience spectacular scenery as we wind alongside the Virgin River through the 2,400 foot deep, ½ mile wide Zion Canyon…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Zion National Park – Las Vegas, Nevada Later, we leave nature’s beauty behind for the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Probably the most famous stretch of road in the world, its 4 miles of neon- lit resorts with around-the-clock action is like nowhere on earth.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada A two-night stay provides us with plenty of time to enjoy the shows, the casinos, and all the fun. Thursday is yours to do as you please. Lounge by the pool sipping cool drinks… Overnight Wednesday and Thursday at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Experience a one-of-a-kind show…
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Go hiking, or try your luck at a casino…
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Or perhaps explore the hotels on the strip with themes that capture your attention as you get swept away by the wonders inside… The Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef aquarium… …or stop by the Luxor to see the sphinxes and the pyramid… New York-New York brings the “Big Apple” to life right on the Vegas Strip…
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada See the Eiffel Tower, “ooh” and “ahh” at the Mirage volcano, or watch pirates battle at Treasure Island. The Las Vegas strip brings the world to you!
Friday, April 20, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada - Tour Ends We depart for Norfolk, with amazing memories of our journey.
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