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Apr 16, 2018 - Mexican Hat area, contest 1

Hello all. Well it’s been 24 hours since the post of our first edition of “Where in the World is Joey Bliss” and we have received a good response. About 50/50 on the correct answer…which is…(drum roll please)…Gooseneck State Park, UT. Yesterday’s hint was; This location is one of the most impressive examples of an entrenched river meander on the North American continent. A river twists through the meander, flowing a distance of over six miles while advancing only 1 and ½ miles west. Oh…and obviously this location is within 50 miles of...

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One Day @ a Time

Apr 14, 2018 - Moki Dugway and Muley Point

Well, I guess you have realized that we did make it without incident today but we started off with an excellent breakfast of blue corn pancakes that were out of this world. After filling up on pancakes and eggs, we began the day to a destination called Moki Dugway and Muley Point. Those of you who know me well, know that I am not a fan of heights, so while this was a breathtaking experience it was also very stressful for me. Not just the heights to deal with but a husband who has no fear to do those things that others would not begin to...

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Sep 17, 2017 - Grand gulch

We've spent the last 3 days camping off of 261 on slickhorn canyon with nobody within 5 miles. We hiked everyday down into the canyon and rim walked but have not discovered anything new. We went across to leave me canyon and tried to find the ruin Bill remembered from 22 years ago but no luck. So we left the campsite and drove to muley point which has a great view of the San Juan river and monument valley. No one else is camped near us and we're up above all the canyons. Going to be a great sunset here tonight!

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Oct 5, 2015 - Hovenweep and rain

Mexican Hat, UT Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado, 164,000 acres, contains a huge number of archaeological sites representing Ancestral Puebloan cultures. Auto routes through the Monument are few; most roads are unpaved and rough. We travelled the only paved road and were the only car for miles and miles. If we had more time, we could have hiked for many miles. Instead we passed through on our way to Hovenweep National Monument. The storms that devastated the Carolinas had far-reaching effects. The tropical...

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On the road again

Apr 15, 2015 - Navajo country

Sunday we worshipped at Calvary Chapel in Bullhead City and afterwards started heading East and stayed overnight in Williams, Arizona along old Route 66. Had a nice BBQ rib dinner on a terrace downtown (?) and a walk around the old shops along 66. Monday we headed further North and East and ended up in Navajo country. Indian territory with some really interesting places and beautiful mountain scenery again in hues of yellow, orange and some purple. We stayed overnight in Navajo Mountain National Park high up overlooking a large valley, the...

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Escaping Freeseland

May 7, 2014 - Goosenecks State Park

The first stop on this day trip was to Goosenecks State Park

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May 7, 2014 - Valley of the Gods

The second stop on this day trip is Valley of the Gods There are no names for these monuments to the Gods. You name them.

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Oct 27, 2010 - Mexican Hat, Utah

We decided it was time to leave Moab as it was starting to get a lot colder and we are wimps. When I went out the door of the 5th wheel I found Buck on point. I didn't know Buck knew how to go on point. That's when I spotted a rabbit about 10 feet from him. The Rabbit didn't know what to do and Buck sure didn't either. That gave me time to go to the truck and get my camera and come back and take a picture of the rabbit. What I should have done was take a picture of Buck on point. As we got loaded up, I snapped a couple more pictures of the...

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Our 2010 RV Trip

May 19, 2010 - Mexican Hat, UT

Wed, 19 May: Today's drive was from the Grand Canyon to Mexican Hat, UT. Mexican Hat is in the southeast corner of Utah, so it was an easy 200 or so mile drive. We entered Grand Canyon at the south entrance and drove through the park to the east entrance on AZ 64. We then took US 89 to routes 160 and 163. We stopped at Tuba City, AZ for fuel ($2.869/gal for diesel) and lunch. Our drive took us through remarkably beautiful desert and, US 163 took us through Monument Valley. It was a first for both of us and we were both in awe of the natural...

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2010 Travels

Oct 8, 2009 - Mexican Hat, Utah

10/8 – 10/13 Our next stop was Gooseneck State Park outside of Mexican Hat, Utah – a 136 mile drive from Moab (US191, US163, SR261, SR316). Our parking spot was at the edge of a cliff overlooking the San Juan River. What a gorgeous view! While in the area we: >toured Natural Bridges National Monument. Natural bridges and arches look the same, the only difference is the way they are formed. Natural bridges are formed by rivers, arches are formed by any type of erosion except rivers. We took the loop road at the monument which took us to...

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Oct 1, 2009 - El Paso, Albuquerque, Four Corners, and Monument Valley

We have covered a lot of ground between Wednesday and Thursday. We have driven in five states – Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado – and have seen hundreds of miles of sand, red rock, and open space. It’s really amazing how undeveloped this part of the country is and that you can go thirty miles without seeing any sign of civilization. We left San Antonio on Wednesday morning and spent the whole day driving without much stopping. David knew to pick up sandwiches in a town called Kerrville even though it wasn’t much after...

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Sep 4, 2009 - Day Ten - Southeast Utah

Hello all - from Southeast Utah!!! One of THE most beautiful places in the WORLD! After an incredible breakfast of REAL breakfast burritos and Navajo Indian Frye Bread - we headed out to do the loop around Valley of the Gods, Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway and Bluff. First stop was Goosenecks Canyon - Oh My! phenomenal! This is a spot where the San Juan River has cut switchbacks through the rocks for years and years and cut out a 1,500 feet deep canyon. We all bought some jewelry from the Navajo woman at the top - then headed out hwy...

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