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Jun 15, 2016 - Coal Mine Canyon

We decided to stay an extra day since yesterday was a “day of rest”. After all the stress of my health issues, the horrible heat in our RV park we were in at Goodyear, and the issue with the truck, we just needed a day to let it all go….breathe deep…. Whew…so, we did. We heard there was a canyon close by that we could visit that is only about 20 minutes away. It is called Coal Mine Canyon. It is on the border between the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Nation. It sits on the edge of the 120 mile Painted Desert. It is a little known gem that is...

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Jun 13, 2016 - Navajo Nation

Did you know that the Navajo Nation encompasses 27,000 square miles of land? Of 298,000 Navajo’s living in the U.S., 179,000 live in the Navajo Nation here in Arizona. We stayed another day here so we could tour the Navajo Museum and WWII Navajo Code Talkers Museum located here next to the RV park. The first building you come to is the Trading Post. Originally established in 1875, the building here is from 1906. Outside is a small walkway with informational boards and a replica of a Navajo Hogan (house). I wish I could tell you all that...

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Jun 12, 2016 - Arriving in Tuba City, Arizona

Out again by 9:30 a.m….amazing ourselves as in the past we were lucky to leave by 11:00. On the road to Tuba City, Arizona. It is only an hour & ½ drive but we wanted to see the Museum and frankly, after all the stress of the last day we needed to find a place to chill. We checked into the office at the Quality Inn for our RV site. The front desk young lady was a very lovely Indian girl. What was striking about her was her hair. Do you remember the 70’s when women teased their hair into a big bouffant? Do you remember seeing photos of...

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Jun 22, 2015 - Zipping and more rocks

Monday I had to be up and out early today--Grandpa and I went zip lining at 9am. I was very nervous about it but I had fun. It was awesome. We were just supposed to do the zip lining but the guide let us do a couple of the adventure course like the tightrope and ladder bridge that went across the river. They were kind of tough but I liked it. Then we packed up camp and went to Bryce Canyon National Park. It was hot there. There were lots of red rocks. The hoodoo's (tall, skinny red columns) were cool. I started the Junior Ranger program...

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Sep 26, 2014 - Tuba City, AZ

Fri, 26 Sep: Time for Plan B!!! Recall that we often mention that when RVing one should always have a Plan B (and "C" and even possibly "D")? The past 24 hours are a perfect example of why. After parking at Ken's Lake south of Moab last evening we decided it was time to prepare Happy Hour nibbles and get ready to prepare dinner. We opened our fridge, which was merrily (or so we thought) chugging along on LP, only to discover that the temperatures were a tad warm. It was quite hot out so we figured it'd cool back down once the sun went...

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Aug 8, 2014 - Tuba City, AZ area

We hired Shane McDermott (professional photographer who was with Ken in Africa) to take us into the back country around Tuba City. Because he lives in Flagstaff, Shane has explored and photographed this area extensively. He took us to some rarely photographed canyons in Indian Country.

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2014 Western Trip

Sep 18, 2013 - Tour of Canyon De Chelly

Turns out we were four on the tour this morning so we were in a 4 wheel drive Ford Explorer which was driven by Eleanor, our guide. The tour lasted three hours and I must admit that I was very happy that I had seen everything from above first. It gave me such perspective as to exactly where I was in the canyon. I covered a lot more territory yesterday but it's an entirely different experience being in the canyon instead of looking down at it. Three hours really isn't enough time because we would stop, look at petroglyphs and pictographs and...

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Apr 9, 2013 - Navajo

decided to slow and let the colder weather leave the area we are headed to. spent several hours at the Navajo museum in Tuba City. We are in Navajo and Hopi country. Great little museum with lots of history and artifacts. It was quiet so Terrance, a young Navajo walked around with us, so we got a guided tour. Asked and received some frank answers regarding his people. Next door was another small Museum, a tribute to the Navajo Code Talkers from WW2. The Navajo had a code language that they used on the reserve and several of them went to the...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Heading south

So today we left Arches and headed for the Grand Canyon – south rim. The really big decision to be made before departure… do I try to use my auxiliary braking system in my car again? This was the device that cooked my brakes coming from Capitol Reef and I didn’t want that to happen again… but I spent a ton of money on this device and maybe I did something wrong setting it up last time so I decided to try it again. I read and reread the instructions and set it up without a problem. Even the compressor shut off, like it should, after a couple...

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Mar 11, 2012 - Tuba City, AZ

Crossed over so many different types of terrain today. Driving mostly in the 5000ft range and hit 7200 ft heading to Flagstaff passing some snow in the shadows. Tuba City is located in the land of the Navajo Nation. Their land is 24,078 square miles , making it by far the largest Indian reservation in the United States. We will be on this reserve for the next few days ,that cross's over into Utah where our final scenic destination is. Amazing landscape that could probably double as a movie location for the moon.

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May 24, 2010 - Day 34 Tuba City Camp

we went back to see canyon de chelly then drove a short cut road toward the grand canyon, had to put our AF1 camper to primitive use because when we got to tuba city where there was camping they were full and we had to camp w/o any power at a 24hr travel center which was very clean and nice... had to go to mcdonalds for free wifi there... the road to tuba city is filled with failed artist stores, most were closed and abandoned... since we stayed late in canyon de chelly, we had to drive much of our short cut road in dusk to dark roads......

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Nov 9, 2009 - Tuba City, AZ

We traveled today from Farmington, NM to Tuba City,AZ. The ride over here was wonderful as is all of this part of the country. We went to see Dinosaur Tracks left in the mud of a 65,000,000 year old lake bed. There are many tracks and partial bones of Dinosaurs and fossilized "eggs". Later we went to the Navajo "Code Talker" Museum. They played a vital role in winning the war in the Pacific during WW2. We are having a great time and the weather is great. Ron & Jean

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