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Sep 8, 2016 - Salt Lake City

Sep 8, 2016: Our gamble to stay in Red Lodge, MT an extra night to drive the Bear Tooth Highway into Yellowstone NP paid off as the sky cleared overnight and it was a beautiful day. What a highway up over the Beartooth Mountains. There was snow and ice on the very top but no problems with the driving. Yellowstone was crowded with people but that is usual. We spent the night in the campground and awoke to a cold 34 degrees. The drive to Salt Lake was through the Teton NP and backroads until we arrived in the city at rush hour. What a mess it...

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Trip West 2016

Jul 26, 2016 - Washington, Oregon, Idaho and now Utah

Monday, July 25th. Driving from Washington, we headed east at Portland Oregon, along the Columbia River, beautiful scenery and mostly flat road along the riverside all morning for 3 hours. THEN, into the SE direction and Oregon is a vast dry barren land, lots of hills, glad to get off the road in Idaho, just inside the state north of Boise. There is a current grassfire to the north here and thankfully we are going south/east. Today, Tuesday, another long drive through barren landscapes, both Idaho and into Utah. Stopped at a place "in the...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Salt Lake Utah

July 8th It’s 95 degrees at 10:25 a.m. as we head to Salt Lake City. What dry, uninviting, desolate landscape we are passing through for many miles. The Hwy #191 past Moab to the #70 at Green Lake, which is the only spot of green anywhere and then to the #6. Past Grey Canyon, Lava Rock, Patmos Mts. CW said & I quote “It looks like a giant gravel pit”. Helper City lies between a mountain &, a railroad but it’s an 1881 Historic city, so the sign said. Now we are climbing between 3-5% grade to 7,477’ at Soldier Summit, then it’s the same grade...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Stopover in Salt Lake

Drive Began: Colorado National Monument Temperature: 97 (in Fruita) Roads Driven: I-70 to Green River, then 191/6 to Provo and I-15 to SLC Miles: 274 Hours: 4 Notable Cities/ Sights: Colorado National Monument Critters spotted: Squirrels, magpies Drive Ended: Salt Lake City Local food eaten: Pizza Beers in Cooler: Why we did not buy Wasatch I will never know. This morning we packed, then drove through the rest of Colorado National Monument. We drove to Salt Lake City and had garlic burgers at Cotton Bottom with Liz, Marcy, Jeb, and Klaus....

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Jun 18, 2016 - Antelope Island in Great Salt Lake

Saturday, we decided to go out for breakfast as we were meeting our guides around noon. The campground recommended their very favorite breakfast place, the Village Inn – well, this is a long story, but I didn’t know VI, as they are affectionately known was a chain! The VI is where we go EVERY Wednesday when we are in Fla for FREE PIE day!! They also have it in Utah, same décor and everything – excitement was running very high, unfortunately, we weren’t there on Wednesday! Hehe. I texted Ellen that she & Paul just have to come out & visit...

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Jun 17, 2016 - Park City, Utah

Nan & Bryce took the day off Friday so they could tour us around – great tour guides – I highly recommend going to visit them! We drove up to Park City where the Olympic ski jumping and some other events were held. We had lunch outside, & just wandered – it’s a very nice town for just browsing around. Then, we took a gondola up one of the mountains & had a beer overlooking the valley. The gondola ride was great! We just hiked around a little and enjoyed the scenery. The Olympic ski jumps were awesome to see.

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Jun 16, 2016 - Salt Lake City

Thursday, 6/16 on to civilization! Today we drove to Salt Lake City where Dan’s nephew, Bryce, and his wife, Nan live. Nice campground very close to the city. They had just “downsized” from their house in the suburbs to a condo right in the middle of town & we are their first official “family” visitors! We are so excited to see them. They even offered to let us do laundry there! Drove into the city & had no problems with traffic. Drove right past Temple Square, there is a big fence around everything so you can only see the spires of the...

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Jun 7, 2016 - St. George and Salt Lake City

Hello. We're currently residing in UtAH. Yesterday we traveled all day, about 8 hours, I think. We stayed in a little motel about 8 miles into Utah, and to put it shortly, the day was incredibly boring.We drove from Phoenix to St. George, cutting into Nevada a little bit along the way. So Fun! Today though, we drove a bit to get to Springdale, Utah. From there we took a shuttle into Zion National Park. The Park and town were small, but cool. We took another shuttle through the canyon at Zion and saw all the pretty scenery that Zion had to...

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West Loop

Jun 2, 2016 - Salt Lake City KOA, tour of the city, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir

What a fun day so far. We caught the first shuttle to Temple Square this morning. We first went to the Conference Center where we got a free tour of the auditorium, three floors and rooftop. It was very informative and the view from the roof was beautiful. The conference center seats 21,000 people, 7,000 on each of the three levels. There are no posts to block the view so you can see perfectly from every seat. After that we went to the family history building. I was going to just stay a few minutes, but we finally quit searching after two...

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Jun 1, 2016 - Wells, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah

6-1 We left our lovely RV Park early, and went to have the tires rotated and the oil changed. Glad that’s over, without having to search for a place to do this along the way. It was worrisome for a minute, when we noticed during a pit stop, that the refrigerator had shut off. Jim had to reset it a couple of times and finally it started working again. So far so good, now. Luckily we were smart enough to bring a cooler that we could use if we needed to. In a short time, we were across the border into Utah, and drove for several miles with...

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May 27, 2016 - Spending Time in the Valley

There is a really nice bike path adjacent to our campground. The total distance covered by three conjoined paths is about 76 miles. We, of course, won't use most of the trail but have been making good use of the nearest several miles. Today we took a tour of the city. We road with our guide and eight others in a van and spent over three hours visiting the highlights of this relatively small (population = 190,000) city. Much of the tour, not surprisingly, centered on Mormonism. While the tour included drive byes of some of the more elegant...

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May 24, 2016 - Salt Lake City

Today was a relatively easy travel day. We headed north on 89, west on I-70 and north on I-15 through Provo and Salt Lake City to the Pony Express RV Resort. The campground looks exceptionally well maintained with concrete pads and 50-amp full hookups.

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