Happy New Year… The Final Calendar Photos

Monument Valley. Can you find the wild horse?

It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! Assuming Covid-19 is brought under control, Peggy and I highly recommend that you resolve to spend time in the Southwestern US and visit the National Parks. Here are a few final photos that Peggy and I took this past year and included in our family calendars.

Arches National Park
Grand Canyon
Capitol Reef National Park (Very recent blog.)
Arches National Park
And a final photo from the Grand Canyon of the Desert Watch Tower.


NEXT: Blog a Book Tuesday. Orvis comes to the rescue and forever earns my gratitude. We have an 18-mile day with only one water stop. A Trekker loses himself. One of our 11 year olds kicks dirt on a timber rattlesnake bigger than he is. Charlie saves me from being hung.

34 thoughts on “Happy New Year… The Final Calendar Photos

  1. There are so many spectacular National Parks in US, and your photos are gorgeous, it is so easy to convince us to visit them🙂 Hopefully 2021 will bring us good, and we will be able to travel again soon! Happy New Year to you and Peggy!

    • Unending beauty, Christie.
      I’m convinced that 2021 will be better. 🙂 It has to be. Still… it will take some convincing. Peggy and I worked to make 2020 tolerable and succeeded to a degree, but I am looking forward to waking up in the morning without some new trauma or crisis.
      Sorry, I couldn’t take up your challenge. It looked like a lot of fun but I just didn’t have the time.
      The very best to you and your family in 2021! –Curt

      • I keep repeating myself too, it has to be a better year. I think we really need to strongly believe, and it will come🙂 No worries about the challenge, I don’t do them either, as not much time – this was the only exception LOL
        All the best in 2021!

      • 🙂 It’s how I intend to behave.
        A number of people I follow have lots of fun with the challenges, Christie. That was a good one. But I never have time to write about the material I gather… 🙂

  2. Some splendid photos Curt, and I love the suggested New Year’s Resolution. Tara and Brynnen have decided to do a NP road trip next year, in celebration of Tara graduating (fingers crossed) and both of them getting engaged (which I suspect is going to happen along the road trip…). For Christmas, I bought Brynnen an annual parks pass, so the kids can just go wherever they want. Every year spent appreciating rocks, mountains, and trees as Gerard said, is a good year. Love you both, (and Bone!) Crystal

    • Really hard to beat a road trip through America’s National Parks as a way to celebrate both graduating and an engagement. The very best to Tara and Brynnen. Peggy and I are lucky to have the forever passes for seniors. 🙂 I think we paid $10 for it.
      Gerard is right!
      Bone adds his best wishes to the one we have already sent, Crystal. –Curt and Peggy

  3. Happy New Year to you and Peggy! Glad to say I’ve been to many National parks out West. Totally awesome experiences you never forget. An investment in oneself. But still more to see! Your photos always serve as a great lure! Always beautiful! May you have many more adventures in 2021!

  4. Wishing you and Petty a happy and healthy new year. Hoping the next one is an improvement!

    Love all the images of a favorite section of this great country of ours. We are so blessed to be able to enjoy it.

  5. Curt and Peggy, we LOVE your Southwest Calendar Series. Your photos are stunning – and certainly the best gift ever. Like you we are huge fans of the area and all its beauty. Thank you both for making 2020 so much more bearable. Wishing you a fabulous 2021. 🙂 Terri & James

    • It was fun putting the calendars together and then sharing the photos on WP, Terri and James. We used to make the calendars but had gotten away from it for a while. Covid gave us the time to play with it again, Thanks, much. –Curt and Peggy

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