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Apr 28, 2014 - Howdy from Kanab, Utah !

We got up this morning with every intention of heading for Page, Arizona. Things have a funny way of working out. First of all, we hooked up the truck & trailer, at which point Pete noticed that one of the rear tires on the 5th-wheel was awfully low. So off to Discount tire we went (the tires are brand new). Come to find out we picked up quite a large screw in the tire, so they patched it for us. On the road we went, the drive was beautiful, we were on Hwy 89 to Page. We were told that a section of the road had been washed out some time...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Bryce NP

What should be here is what we did in Bryce NP, with beautiful pictures to illustrate the visit. However, since the clowns in Washington can't seem to get past their hissy fits and temper tantrums, we'll hole up & wait. Now if this ridiculousness screws up our trip down into the Grand Canyon & stay at the Phantom Ranch after a year of preparation....guess I'll have to pitch a hissy fit of my own.

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Mar 19, 2013 - Best Friends & Pink Dunes

About 25 years ago a group of California friends who had been taking in stray animals so that they would not be euthanized, realized that the need far exceeded their ability to help. They must have been talented marketers and fund raisers, because they raised enough money to build the largest "no kill" animal shelter in the United States located on a huge piece of land in picturesque Angel Canyon. Thirteen years ago our niece drove from her home in South Carolina to Best Friends to volunteer as a vet tech for the summer. This trip...

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Mar 18, 2013 - slot canyon safari

The wonderful guys from Dixie Diesel phoned at 8am to verify our VIN number, drove to our campground at 9am and had the new valve and air cans (???) installed and we were on our way by 9:30. Good Sam, our roadside assistance service, paid for half the bill. No one wants to have their brakes lock up and prevent any forward motion, but these great guys made it so painless. It would have been more of a hassle for us to drive to a repair facility (if we could) and wait in some grungy room until the coach was fixed. We didn't have far to go and...

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Oct 29, 2012 - Kanab and the Wild West

The town of Kanab marks a departure from our usual Utah venues. Knowing we would spend a few days at Zion, we elected to put in a rest day in this little town near the Arizona border, especially when we read that a number of the TV Westerns we’d grown up with were filmed in this area. As noted earlier, one of the BLM Visitor Centers for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is here. Visible from everywhere in town are the vermillion cliffs, one of the steps in this line of ascending mesas. Kanab is a pretty touristy place, but we...

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Sep 2, 2012 - Little Hollywood of the West

Leaving Idaho Falls was a bitter-sweet conclusion of our stay there. We enjoyed the national parks and Jackson Hole in particular. Our last night there we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Snake Bite restaurant in Idaho Falls’ old town area; it was a little pricy but all-in-all very good. We left early the next morning headed for Beaver, Utah, roughly some 425 miles away. The idea was to use Beaver as a base camp, stay there a couple of days and tour Bryce Canyon on the Harley. Beaver is nothing more than a truck stop, more or less. That...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Utah - Land of Amazing

The last two RV parks have had very poor or no internet so I am catching up. We camped in Kanab UT. I had never heard of it but it has had over 100 western movies made in the area. A lot of them were made in the 40s. The town is very neat and clean. From New Mexico which is a very scruffy looking state overall to Arizona which is still a bit scruffy but not as bad as New Mexico, it was refreshing to cross the line into a cleaner neater looking state. We went to eat at a very fun place that had a courtyard with a old time western town front...

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Go West Trip 2012

Jun 11, 2012 - Kanab, UT: Grand Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam

After a very short and easy 2 hour drive from Hurricane, we arrived at our next destination, Kanab, UT. Our goal for this location was the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Glen Canyon Dam, among other lesser known attractions. One of the first things we learned was that a number of old westerns and even some more modern non-westerns have been filmed in this area over the years. As we saw the local scenery, it was not a surprising piece of information. On Saturday we got up leisurely to confirm that Cheryl was feeling alright after...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Kanab Utah

Pushing north at a rapid pace because a winter storm is bearing down upon us in the next 72 hours. It is unfortunate as we are on the doorsteps of Zion National Park and so many other National parks. But we have to save something to see on our next trip south. Scenery today was as good as it gets , Marion was taking so many pictures I was afraid I would be up most of the night editing them. Kanab is famous for many movies and TV westerns being filmed here. Unfortunately because of the impending storm we cannot explore this more.

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Oct 14, 2011 - Horses, hoodoos and Zion II

Our last night in Utah and we're catching up since we didn't post last night. Ron, Rebecca and I went to Bryce Canyon yesterday and got some great photos. It's a pretty long trip and we decided it would be best for anyone interested in going to stay at the Bryce Canyon Lodge. It's an original. Unlike so many other National Park Lodges this one has not been destroyed by fire and is being restored to its original 1920s appearance. We had lunch there and had a great chat with one of the waitresses who should be a tour guide. Today Dana,...

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Oct 12, 2011 - Dogs, pigs and geology

Dana said this is the happiest place on earth and now I believe her. I spent a lot of time today walking dogs on long, gorgeous trails through sage and pinon pine with small lizards darting about. I also spent a good deal of time socializing special need dogs-- shy ones, runners, territorial ones and domineering ones. I am impressed with the green practices and also with the fact that they cause no harm to any creature-- even mouse invaders are live-trapped and released. This is the most conscientious, ethical group of people I have ever...

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Oct 11, 2011 - Zion National Park visit

Greetings from Zion National Park! Pam, Ron and I (Rebecca) took a shuttle bus tour of the park and got out and had a nice little hike. Dana's bed swallowed her up and would not let her escape today, but she will be back with our regular scheduled program tomorrow. We saw a big-horned sheep and also had multiple ground squirrels chasing us down and looking their cutest, holdings signs that said "will pose for food". Rebecca Today defies description. We have all decided there is no way we can relate what we saw. Even the photos we took...

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