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Jun 1, 2008 - Too Loose For Love

I planned to just stop and stay wherever I could find a cheap place on the way from Grand Canyon to Zion. But, first, I had to stop back in Flagstaff to get clothes. I have been trying to lose weight for a while and have refused to buy any pants other than those needed for work. So, all I have are two pairs of jeans (for jeans type things), a pair of thin, white capris (for beach type things), a pair of linen pants (for when I need to go somewhere and not embarrass the people I’m with) and a pair of green pants that I have been doing all of...

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May 17, 2008 - St. George Resort and Zion National Park

We arrived here on Thursday, May 15. It is a typical Western Horizon's park. Our site required almost 6 inches of boards under the curb side. Roads are narrow but we are under trees for the first time since we were in OK last fall. There are several SKPs in the park but none of our friends. The first night we were pretty tired as we had fought wind all the way from Searchlight. The trip thru Las Vegas went very well. We took 95/515 up to I-15 and turned east. We stayed in the middle lane and cruised thru at 55 the whole way. Saw some...

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Summer 2008

Apr 18, 2008 - Back In Utah

We are back in Utah, after about 13 months. We are parked in Hurricane, at the Willowind RV Park for a month. We arrived last Friday and I quickly rented a car and drove to Provo Saturday morning to spend the weekend with youngest daughter, Tracey. I had hoped to surprise her and I was successful! We had a nice weekend and the weather couldn't have been better! We went to a few movies, rented a few more and just enjoyed visiting. We are in the St. George area and are acting like tourists. I went to the St. George Temple visitor center and...

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Mar 26, 2008 - St. George TT Preserve, Hurricane, UT

Day 82 March 26 We are now in St. George RV Resort just outside of Hurricane, UT. What a great place to be as the scenery close by is spectacular. We are surrounded by high mountains which still have some snow at their peaks. The surrounding hills are red rock and the valleys are green from spring plant growth. The trees are starting to open up and the sun has shined since we arrived yesterday. Today has been a kick back day where we are staying in camp doing laundry, walking, reading and resting. I decided that it is time to get out...

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Mar 17, 2007 - Springdale, UT

We visited Zion and Bryce Canyons on this leg of our adventure. Our approach to our campground required travel through the Zion - Mt. Caramel tunnel. It was built in the 1920s - and the engineers did not have RVs in mind! The tunnel is 13' 1" tall in the very center and 11' 4" on the sides and 1.1 miles long. Needless to say - we weren't going to fit in the traditional way! The park service provides an "escort" for larger vehicles (for a small fee, of course!) by stopping the on-coming traffic so that we can travel down the middle of both...

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Feb 24, 2007 - Zion National Park

Our last national Park before heading back to California was Zion National Park. So close to L.A., but not too many people ever go. As far as natural beauty, although in a completely different way, I think it rivals Glacier National Park. We took a couple of short hikes around the park with Annika before heading out.

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Jan 1, 2007 - Hurricane, Utah

We are spending a few days here, waiting for an appt at the RV dealer in Vegas to replace our slide motor. The picture is to show you how we lived for four days with the slide stuck in. When the motor was replaced we suddenly went from a studio apartment to a condo!

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Nov 10, 2006 - Hurricane, UT

In one day we left behind the hedonistic excesses of Vegas (not that's there's anything wrong with that!) and arrived in Mormon country (Utah) to find copies of the Mormon bible in multiple languages in our motel room. I skim-read a few pages of the Dutch bible but wasn't in the mood to be converted so fell asleep instead.

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Aug 27, 2006 - Apple Valley, Utah

There is nothing like spending time with family to make your soul feel a little lighter. We just finished 3 days with Kens younger brother & family...what fun ( and now we are ready for some peace & quiet!!! ) Of course, no family time is complete without having to do some 'home' repairs. We had clipped the base of a heavy road construction pylon on our trip south to Arizona and bent the rear mud guard on the coach. So we took the opportunity to fix it where we knew there was someone with a little 'mechincal' ability..... The 3 older...

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Jun 30, 2006 - Hurricane - Just Past Zion National Park

1/7 Watched England go out of the World Cup today. O well maybe next time. Get going just before lunch and drive straight to Vegas where we make an unscheduled stop. Thinking we might stay downtown in a cheap motel - no chance though, all 90 dollars +. Parked up in the Monte Carlo and a quick lunch and drink (late lunch). Driving out of town we got well lost. Had to back track a little till we found the 15 South. 1 ½ hr drive till we hit the small town or a big service area of Baker. Can't decide which. Book into a motel $65. First thing we...

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Tripping 2005/06

May 19, 2006 - Zion National Park

May 19, 2006 Today we mad a trip to Zion National Park. Wow! What can we say about the views? It was like being down in the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The hillsides were straight up. Some of the vertical cliffs were more than 1000 feet high. Photos will look good, but you had to be there in person to gather in all the beauty. While in the park we saw rock climbers scaling the vertical cliffs. There were 2 tunnels, one about 150 feet long and the other at almost 1 mile in length. There were flagmen at the long tunnel because of today's...

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Apr 24, 2006 - Wow! Zion!

Wow! Zion! What a magical mishmash of reds, oranges and browns, all arrayed in a hodgepodge of sheer cliffs, deep slot canyons, arches, waterfalls and a river somehow named Virgin. I'd like to paraphrase park ranger Frank Hayde to try to give you a little of the Zion Story. The towering cliffs and deep canyons of Zion National Park give dramatic testament to the twin forces of uplift and erosion. Located along the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, Zion presents some of the most colorfully spectacular scenery anywhere on earth....

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Kramers' Odyssey

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