Hiking with New Friends from England

Boulder City, NV

One of the neat things about writing a blog is reading comments from people we have never met, especially those from outside the U.S.  We have a few readers from far away places and one couple has commented a number of times.  Lindsay and Neil are from England and have visited the U.S. many times.  When they commented that they would be in the Las Vegas area during our stay here, we arranged to meet and do a little hiking together.

Lindsay has a little painful problem with a foot, so it was clear that a short hike would be best for her.  We headed to Anniversary Narrows as we did this hike about two weeks ago and thought Lindsay and Neil would enjoy it as much as we did.

Heading into the narrows

Group pose with Pam, Lindsay, and Neil.  John is just a shadow of himself!


We finished hiking Anniversary Narrows and Lindsay’s foot was feeling good, so we decided to extend our day by hiking into the nearby Bowl of Fire.  We returned to the Jeep, drove up Callville Wash another couple of miles, and hiked into the Bowl.

As we crossed over a rock outcropping, we spied the little guy pictured below.

Is this a baby Tarantula?

We really enjoyed spending some hiking time with Neil and Lindsay.  They are a very adventurous couple who have done extensive touring in the U.S.  In fact, they have visited more places in this country than probably 90% of Americans!

Hopefully we will cross paths with them again in both our travels.

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12 Responses to Hiking with New Friends from England

  1. Lindsay says:

    Who are those strange people you are with? LOL! Great pics as always … even made me look good … we’ll OK anyway! Ha ha! Could have used your poles on a few of our hikes … will have to look into it a bit more when we are back home ready for next time 🙂
    Sun is shining today in Sedona … but temps still on the cool side 😦
    Happy travels 🙂

  2. When we first started blogging we had no idea it would open up a world of new friends, both real and virtual. We always enjoy meeting foreigners and like you said about Neil and Lindsay, most of them know more about our country than we do.

  3. Wayne Scott says:

    That is so right, it is a lot of fun to hang out with visitors from around the world. We have met some really cool folks. One young couple from the Netherlands actually said they want to trying to relocate here! How cool is that!!
    The hike into the narrows looks like a great unique adventure.

  4. Sherry says:

    How interesting to meet Neil and Lindsay. You sure showed them a couple of great places. I’ve visited England twice and would love to go back again. They have fabulous hiking trails all over the country. You can pretty much go anywhere just by walking. Although they don’t have environments like our west. Love the picture of the 3 of you and Shadow John.

  5. pmbweaver says:

    WOW…you guys are international stars! How cool to meet up with your new friends. Looks like an awesome hike. I just love the color and texture of the slot.

  6. What a neat meet up! Thank goodness for blogging and its ability to connect us!

  7. I’d say you made their hike special with you as their guide. That was a cool meet up.

  8. Lindsay says:

    We had an amazing time and probably wouldn’t have found these great hikes without them … here’s to our next meeting 🙂 Thanks again

  9. Laurel says:

    We’ve also enjoyed meeting up with international travelers in our journeys — they’re always so appreciative of the great natural beauty of our country. How wonderful that you showed Lindsay and Neil two beautiful hikes.

  10. Janna Clark says:

    How fun is that! We’ve met so many fun and interesting people over the years in our travels.

  11. Jodee Gravel says:

    Always fun to see “familiar” areas through new eyes, and to meet virtual friends face-to-face! Amazing how large the community is – both in numbers and distance 🙂

  12. LuAnn says:

    It is always so fun to meet up with other adventurous folks. You two are the consummate tour guides. 🙂

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