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    One other option is to head out to the Las Vegas Speedway. I think they still have the Mario Andretti driving experience business out there. I've never done it, but I have friends who I go to Vegas with who have tried it, and they had a blast. It was a little pricey, as I recall. Maybe around $400/person, but they got to drive an Indy-style car around the Speedway at about 150-160 mph. I think they give you a certain number of laps, or maybe a fixed amount of time.

    You will have to sign a document that reads something like, "There is a pretty good chance you will die doing this, and if that happens, your relatives can't sue us because you acknowledge this is a pretty dumb thing to do." My friends said that just added to the rush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Just about all of southern Utah is an absolute treasure.
    cold though this time of year!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    cold though this time of year!!
    Yes.

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    cold though this time of year!!
    It's worth visiting the national parks there, and try to see them again in the summer. It's a very cool contrast at both Bryce and Zion Canyon NP.

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    I wouldn't bother with Hoover Dam. You have to pay to park, and unless you also pay for a plant tour, all you're looking at is an effing dam. I know you're an engineer, but still...

    I would opt for Death Valley as a day trip this time of year. To get the most out of Zion, you need to be willing to hike steep trails for several miles. The best hiking at Zion (Observation Point, Hidden Canyon, Angel's Landing) will likely be cold, sloppy or frozen, and generally even more difficult and dangerous than it already is. The trails may even be closed if there's been a lot of snow.
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    Plus you’ll spend all your time looking for the dam bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    It's worth visiting the national parks there, and try to see them again in the summer. It's a very cool contrast at both Bryce and Zion Canyon NP.
    Good point

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    Heading here for Christmas weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Heading here for Christmas weekend!
    Wow.

    Well, Merry Christmas, Slap.

    btw: it looks just like indoor water parks in Wisconsin Dells without the frosted windows in the background.
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    Heading here for Christmas weekend!

    As if I didn't hate you enough already...


    How is that different from the rest of the tropical paradise that you call home? Isn't the whole place a beach?

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll toss some of the ideas to my wife and let her decide, since she is the one that wants to get out of Vegas one day. I'd be perfectly happy sitting at a sports book drinking margaritas all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll toss some of the ideas to my wife and let her decide, since she is the one that wants to get out of Vegas one day. I'd be perfectly happy sitting at a sports book drinking margaritas all day.
    Oh there is one more "national outdoor area" that hasn't been mentioned, and it's much closer to Vegas. Red Rock Canyon NCA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll toss some of the ideas to my wife and let her decide, since she is the one that wants to get out of Vegas one day. I'd be perfectly happy sitting at a sports book drinking margaritas all day.
    You can always see if Paul is in town

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You can always see if Paul is in town
    Its a helluva long flight from The Keys to Vegas...I doubt he has it in him.
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    You’re probably right. But then again his summer home is in Canada and he flies down to the keys for the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Heading here for Christmas weekend!
    My son, stationed in Korea, has gone there several times on leave. He loved it and we have a Boracay magnet on our fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Heading here for Christmas weekend!
    Hope you are OK getting out and back, Slap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    As if I didn't hate you enough already...


    How is that different from the rest of the tropical paradise that you call home? Isn't the whole place a beach?
    Hate is such a strong word. The only real difference is it's a smaller island than the one we live on, but I could drive one hour west and hit water, a bit longer to the north, 4 hours east and about 6 to the south.

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    Hope you are OK getting out and back, Slap.
    Flight was uneventful thanks for asking. Heading out from the hotel now.

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    Planning a trip to the Grand Canyon in March for spring break. Not sure if it's worth spending some time in Phoenix or if I should spend some time in Flagstaff along with some time in the Grand Canyon area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddco View Post
    Planning a trip to the Grand Canyon in March for spring break. Not sure if it's worth spending some time in Phoenix or if I should spend some time in Flagstaff along with some time in the Grand Canyon area.
    Raft trip??

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