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Oct 11, 2012 - Devil's Canyon Campground

We are moving on...we had a great time in Moab, but it was time to start thinking of making our way home. We have moved on to Devil's Canyon, a U.S. Forest Service Campground just north of Blanding, UT. Warm days of 70 degrees and lows in the 40's. It is nice to just sit back and relax after all our off roading in Moab and enjoying the change of scenery around us. Fall is beautiful around this area as you will see in the pictures. Rain is predicted for tomorrow and we are looking forward to it. Sunday we are moving down the road to...

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May 13, 2012 - Utah

Drove a short distance today to Blanding, Utah to get caught up on the internet and do some laundry. Had to stop at an A & W place to get Penny her Mothers Day root beer float! Off to Moab tomorrow, so don't know when we will have internet access again. Seems like our Verizion Mi-Fi doesn't care for this part of the country.

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May 5, 2012 - Petroglyphs come to Life

Before we were gobsmacked by Huck's Private Artifact Collection, we were pretty thrilled to check out the "Edge of the Cedars" archaeological site. I have been taking many pictures of the rock art that covers so many of the cliff walls in the Four Corners area. The sculpture garden at this museum really tickled me. This one is easy...a big horn sheep Ant man leaving the Kiva. Man having a vision. Man running through time. This is a marvelous museum and very kid friendly. They have recreated an ancient pueblo for the kids to play in....

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May 5, 2012 - Huck's Trading Post and Museum

Blanding, Utah, is not an eye-popping town. It sits forlornly on the Colorado Plateau with nothing to boast about, but with plenty of attractive destinations within an hour of it. Just on the south edge of town sits an unassuming log building with an ancient sign out front beckoning travelers to “Huck’s Trading Post & Museum.” A hand-lettered sign on the door says, “I’m out back. Ring the buzzer and I’ll be there in about five minutes.” I ring. Shortly, an ancient-looking man looks in the back door and says in a hoarse croaking voice,...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Day 44-Journey to Bountiful, Utah

Day 44-Off for the land of Bountiful, Utah We got up and started getting ready for the drive to Bountiful, Utah and Stephen and Taundra’s house. We broke camp and then visited with Kent and Paula for a while longer before we headed out It was a fairly long and uneventful ride , well, except for one thing. Many miles down the road, I had the sudden realization that I wasn’t sure that I had put the retention pin back in the dolly (the one that keeps the ramps up in place). I found a shopping center that included a K-Mart and thought they...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Day 43-Blanding Trip

This morning we broke camp and said good-by to a comfortable camp at Riverside Oasis. We are going to visit my brother, Kent, and his wife, Paula in Blanding, Utah. Blanding is only about an hour and a half away plus a few minutes that we are planning on swinging by to see the LDS Temple in Monticello and take a few pictures. Moab has been amazing and we have really enjoyed our visit here. AS we headed south, we jokingly commented on whether or not we should stop and take a tour at “Hole in the Rock. But we were pleasantly surprised a short...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Hovenweep and The Garden of the Gods--The Final Sunset

We had a full day so we headed over to Hovenweep National Monument. It was an interesting 45 mile drive. Along the way, there was about 400 yards of the highway that was not paved--I guess that someone ran out of asphalt! This is a small park with a number of significant Indian ruins. The 2 mile hiking trail around the canyon let you get very close to the ruins that were in great shape considering they were about 850 years old. The pictures show the small canyon that the Indians lived in and the structures that they built. Outside the...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Good Bye and Moving South

Today the travel pairs of Andrea & Micheal and Susan & Tim had to part on the road home. We have had a great 10 weeks traveling the Western US and enjoyed every moment. Andrea & Micheal were heading to Monument Vally and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Susan & Tim are heading to Blanding, Utah for a few nights and then back to Flagstaff, AZ. We are already talking about a trip next year to Newfoundland, Canada. Sounds like it will be fun also. In Blanding we set up before lunch since it was only a 75 mile drive and headed out to Natural...

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Apr 9, 2010 - On To Blanding, Utah

Today we set off for Blanding, Utah on Highway 98 and then US 160 to US 191. I took a bunch of pictures along the way as the area was really scenice. We arrived in Blanding and we are staying at the Blue Mountain RV Park. It is a pretty nice park and so we are going to use it as a Base Camp while we visit a lot of things in the area including Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Natural Bridges National Monument and Monument Valley.

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Sep 29, 2009 - Back in the saddle again in UT.

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Back in the saddle again with a much milder headache. I am functional, not quite 100%, but much better. The day started off sunny and 50 F. The forecast said that it will get into the upper 80s, so layers are the only way to go. A check of the bikes. All is well. The route to the Arches National Park via Rt. 128 was breathtaking. The rock formations were magnificent with each turn another great vista. The Arches NP was a bustling place! The video was informative before the climb to view the arches themselves. This is...

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Sep 29, 2009 - Hot Rocks!

Tuesday 9/29 Laundry is done, Moe is rested, break time is over, and rain is due here tomorrow. Time to go. We head southwest to see Arches NP in Utah and then turn south. Today is ROCK DAY!! If rocks bore you, don’t look at the pics. I was in heaven. We took the scenic route to Moab, rt 128. I had no idea this would be so thrilling even though the map put the little dots along the road. The road runs alongside a river at the bottom of a DEEP sandstone canyon. It was 40 miles of spectacular views and my eyeballs are coming out of my head...

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Sep 25, 2009 - Blanding Utah

Cortez was a choice point in the plan of our 2009 summer trip: Go home or continue the planned route across southern Utah? It was an easy choice since the daily temperatures in Arizona were still well above 100, which is our primary criterion. Unlike our usual plan, with advanced reservations for our major stops, the only advance reservations after Cortez were for the campgrounds in Zion and North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Parks. Our intent was to revisit the major scenic points along the “Great Circle” route. We had toured this...

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