We won the lottery. As you know, it wasn’t Powerball, but we did get a permit to go and see ‘The Wave‘ in Utah. George had been talking about the Wave for weeks, and then we found out we needed a permit. They let 20 people in to see the wave each day. 10 slots are made available online months in advance. 10 slots are handed out by lottery the day before your hike. The day we arrived there were about 18 people hoping to visit the wave the following day (and this is off season). You submit your application and they literally put balls in a lottery type spinner and pull the out until there are no spots left. We were the first group called…woot woot! The fun thing about getting to the wave is that the hike is not marked. They do provide you with a series of picture instructions, so it turns out to be pretty easy to get there. If you ever get a chance to go, I highly recommend it. The Wave was incredible. Beyond the Wave, the Coyote Buttes area offers a lot more really great hiking.