Red Planet because Hollywood ( about a four hours drive from here) has used some of the areas I flew over as a backdrop for Martian movies and Star Trek in the recent and distant past (they also used the Valley of Fire which I visited a year or so ago) .
I was amazed at the diverse landscape of the desert running up to the Grand Canyon.
The combination of water and desert was something (outside of the Hoover Dam) that I didn't expect.
That's it for today.
I'll post more as and when.