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Thanks for the response Dave
The reason I'm taking my 28-300 is, I've always been more of a "zoom in and get the details" type of photographer. While I will obviously be doing some landscape and architecture shots on this trip, (grand canyon, valley of fire, and the outside of the large hotel/casinos), I will also be doing a lot of people and street shots as well. I prefer to travel with one lens instead of multiple, and I really don't want to give up the range that I get with my 28-300. Honestly, I've never found myself limited at the short end with28mm, even on a crop body.
I have large hands, so the grip on my 7D makes it much more comfortable for me to hold. That, and it really helps to balance out the weight of my big, white monster lens lol.
I had thought of leaving it at home for the trip, and taking a small point shoot camera instead. But I know that if I did that, I would be thinking to myself "why do I have an expensive camera system sitting at home, rather than on a trip with me?"