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May 19, 2019 - Hurricane UT

Hurricane Utah Day 2: Friday, May 17, 2019 We were on the road about 8:30 am heading from Cameron to Hurricane, 198 miles; we anticipated about 5 hrs travel time and we’d lose an hour crossing from Mountain Standard to Mountain Daylight Time at the Utah border. Our route was north on US 89 to Fredonia, AZ where we turned west on AZ 389. We crossed the Utah border at Colorado City, AZ and the road changed to UT 59. There were heavy storm clouds over the mountains west of Hurricane (and I-15) as we approached; recall that there was a large...

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Jun 29, 2018 - Hurricane Utah

Hurricane, Utah Day 34—Friday June 29, 2018 Leaving Cedar Breaks RV Park at 11:00 am, we moved 63 miles to Willowwind RV Park in Hurricane; we had a brief delay until our site was ready. This is our first stay here. Day 35—Saturday June 30, 2018 We drove 16 miles to St George, Utah where we did some shopping and fueled the truck. Day 36—Sunday July 1, 2018 We went to mass at the mission church in Hurricane. Day 37—Monday July 2, 2018 We’d planned to drive to Zion National Park for the day but the wind was blowing smoke from the fire toward...

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Nov 8, 2017 - Kolob Canyon

Today we toured the most northwestern part of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon. It was a longer drive from here than the main part of the park. The wonderful scenery made it worth the drive, but once we got there, we wished the access road inside the park was longer, because it was so dramatically beautiful. We took a hike from the highest point and had great views the whole way. When you look at the rock formations, it is clear that they used to be at the bottom of the sea and now are tipped up at all sorts of crazy angles. It makes the...

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Nov 6, 2017 - We fell in love

with Sand Hollow State Park and decided to extend our stay here. Our original plan was to move to a commercial RV park in St. George that was within easy walking distance of central amenities downtown, but in the state park we have elbow room, beautiful views, and all the amenities we need. Central St. George is attractive and filled with statues honoring the founding Mormon fathers in the area. It was a bit disconcerting to look at the plaques on their statures and read the names of all the wives that went with each man. At least they...

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Nov 3, 2017 - staying warm

We're hearing weather forecasts for a bit further north that sound more like winter. Some of the places we've been on this trip are beginning to get snow. So, it is time to lower that elevation about 3,000' and get warm. The first time we visited the St. George area, our motor home broke down right after checking in at the campground. We were parked in front of the office and there we stayed. This time things went much better. We drove into the campground and both let out an "ahhh..." This is a park with the "it" factor. We briefly stopped...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Las Vegas, Death Valley & Ghost Town

Sept 23-29th We have been having a good time in Las Vegas. CW had a day or two feeling a bit under the weather but just lounging around the pool & hot tub, reading & good old fashioned R&R, he was good to go for our anniversary dinner at the Sunset Casino’s Buffet. We went to the Strip & tried our hand at gambling but not winning wasn’t fun so headed back to the RV Park. Today the 29th. was Death Valley Day. It is a 2 ½ hour drive from Vegas to Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Even though I had heard stories & done research I was still very...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Two More Canyons

This will end the Canyon part of this trip. Grand Canyon North Rim & Zion National Park. We have been to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon previously and had heard that only 10% of Canyon visitors go to the North Rim as it is harder to get to. There were still many visitors but certainly not as crowded as the South Rim. The cabins & Lodge were really nice all done in local wood & field stone. We had lunch in the Lodge dining room overlooking the canyon at Bright Angel Pt. You could barely make out the buildings across the canyon to the...

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May 8, 2017 - Beginning an adventure to the Last Frontier.

Greetings All, This is the beginning of our trip to Alaska. It started in May of 2015, but life got in the way, so now it begins again. We, meaning Nancy and I for my four legged traveling partner, Dorsta, passed over the rainbow bridge in Nov, 2016, started this journey on May 5th. The beginning involved traveling south 140 miles to Nicky's restaurant to meet with my daughter Alane and her husband Harold for lunch and then dinner and fellowship gathering of friends and family in Stockton Springs, Maine. We had good food, many well wishes...

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May 8, 2017 - Note to future travelers: Stock up before entering Utah!

The day began in Escalante, Utah at 8 am with breakfast at the cafe behind Prospector Inn. We drove to Bryce Canyon National Park where we were introduced to hoodoos. No, that is not a typo. That is what these rock formations are called. Absolutely spectacular views. Really breathtaking with cute prairie dogs too!. Much of the forest had seen fire recently, hopefully a controlled burn. Next we got on the bikes and drove several miles to a restaurant where we had lunch becaused Ho-Made pies (no comment). On to Zion (the park not the...

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Apr 29, 2017 - Day with Marty and Pat

Date: April 29, 2017 Weather: very windy, cool Temperature: start 41º High 66º Wildlife count: Year List: 305 Birds: Common Merganser, Western Grebe, California Gull With the cool temperatures and windy conditions, we decided to make a late start to our day, so we enjoyed a leisurely morning – Marty and Pat picked us up at 9:30am. We headed northwest into the Dixie National Forest up to the Oak Grove campground, where Marty and Pat had found some excellent birds. However, today with the wind and cold, and spitting snow, we saw very little...

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Apr 28, 2017 - Up to Kolob and Todd's new digs

Date: April 28, 2017 Weather: cold, windy Temperature: start 50º High 50º Wildlife count: Deer Year List: 302 Birds: California Condor, Costa’s Hummingbird Pam prepared breakfast and we headed out to Kolob Canyon – the north section of Zion – it was rather cold and windy – we were wearing hats and gloves! Temps were in the 40’s. The plan then was to visit a wildlife restoration program, but Ernie spoke to the manager, and he shared the location, but not a ready tour. We arrived, and hiked the area, which is a paved hike route from town,...

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Apr 27, 2017 - Fun day with Ernie and Pam

Date: April 27, 2017 Weather: sunny, windy Temperature: start 56º High 73º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Jackrabbits, Cottontail Rabbits, Chipmunk, Rock Squirrels, Lizards Year List: 300 Birds: Canada Geese, Pygmy Nuthatch, Thompson’s Solitaire, Mountain Chickadee Ernie and Pam picked us up at 7:30 and after a lovely early drive, we stopped for breakfast at a small diner, which was excellent. A native plant garden brought lots of Oooooohs and Ahhhhs from all 4 of us – the plants were spectacular, and most everything here is in bloom....

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