I'm back with more questions and asking for suggestions :)
Here is a link to my first post about our southwestern trip in July 2011:
I've been looking at pictures and doing some reading and have found some places that were suggested that look interesting to us.
We're an active family (early 50's but in reasonable shape--not tri-athletes though!).
We like to dive, hike, bike, raft, canoe, LOVE animals and nature, photography, cultural things, and see interesting and off the beaten track places sometimes.
We're still sticking with the Grand Canyon for sure. We liked the prices at the Bright Angel lodge (regular rooms w/private bath). Seems like a good happy medium between price and location.
Our favorites of the places that were suggested are:
Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes, Durango, Sante Fe, and Taos.
Do any of you see a pattern in what we might like? Does an itinerary come to mind? Any other suggestions?