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May 10, 2016 - Friends, Flies and Flurries

We've made a couple stops since my last entry. After leaving Santa Cruz, we drove eastward to California's gold country – the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our destinations was Jackson Rancheria, where we met up with 15 other RVers...almost all owners of Columbus 5th Wheels. If you have been following our travel blog for a few years, you might remember our 6 months ownership of a Columbus 5th Wheel (April 2013-October 2013) and the rather expensive lesson we learned. The silver lining in the story is the friendships that...

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May 7, 2016 - Salt Lake City

Before we got to Salt Lake City we crossed the Bonneville Salt Flats. There was a strange thing going on there though. Most of the Salt Flats were underwater and we were told that scientists were not sure why. We did not set any records! The first record was set in 1935 by Sir Malcolm Campbell . He went 301.13 miles per hour. Gary Gabelich set a record of 622.407 miles per hour October 1970. Hard to believe that is a land record. This weekend we had a great time at the Weight Lifting Competition with Jessica, Fritz and Jesse. She did great....

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May 1, 2016 - Salt Lake City Visit

It occurred to us that we are starting this trip reverse to the way Nature works. Our first posting was in Yuma, Arizona where it was the "dog days" of summer. One day it was 102 degrees!!!! Then we drove north to Needles, California, and saw the southern part of the Colorado River, and drove at elevations where the weather was cooler, but it was still like late spring or early summer. In Hurricane and St. George roses and irises were in full bloom. Now in Salt Lake City we see red bud trees, tulips, beautiful flowering trees and trees...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Apr 27, 2016 - Arrival: Salt Lake City

Hello All, On the road this morning at 8:00 AM. The guy beside us got up at 6:00 AM and tried to be quiet….he opened his truck door with his key and all his Hazard alarms went off. The whole camp ground was awake. Boy was he embarrassed. At any rate we did 287 miles and pulled into a KOA in Salt Lake City at 1:40 PM. We are on North Temple Ave. and right down town. Very nice campground with wi-fi and Verizon cell service. Our nicest campground so far. Will be here until Monday morning. The Transit shuttle goes right by the resort and is...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Apr 22, 2016 - Salt Lake City Utah

We drove downtown Salt Lake City which the center piece is Temple Square. Temple Square is the home of the Latter Days Saints or LDS. Salt Lake is a very clean town it appears. The areas we were in prove that. At Temple Square there are 2 visitor centers that you need to visit first. They have missionaries from all over the world there to take you on a guided tour of the square. The two young ladies we had one was from Wales and the other was from the Philippines. They led you around and explained the building in the square and answered any...

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2016 Westward HO

Apr 21, 2016 - Salt Lake City Utah

Today we departed the Boise area heading for Salt Lake City Utah. Now that we have visited California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and now Utah, that will complete our quest to see all the states. The only ones we haven’t visited yet are Alaska, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. They are on the board for future trips. The drive from Boise to Salt Lake City was via Interstate 84 which took us from about 2000 ft. above sea level to over 5200 ft. above sea level. The mountains we crossed were very gentle as for altitude climb. As you get in...

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2016 Westward HO

Oct 3, 2015 - Salt Lake City Area

Left home on September 10 and drove as far as Kearney, NE. Stayed at a Ramada Inn that we got on Hotwire for $59 plus tax. It was old and dark; one negative reviewer described it like a funeral home. The lobby outside the ballrooms did resemble three chapels in a funeral home. Our room had toilet and TV problems, but they promptly moved us to another room that was fine. The breakfast room was big with a large variety of choices including omelets and eggs made to order by a friendly Guatemalan/ Chinese chef. Friday 9/11 Stopped in Cheyenne...

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Aug 27, 2015 - Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail

David wanted to get his oil changed so we went to the small nearby town of Morgan to a Ford dealership. They were very nice. We took our bikes so we could ride a rail trail. We parked in another small town of Coalville and rode the end of the trail. We saw people riding the paved part of the trail but no one followed us to the dirt part of the trail. The scenery was beautiful but we soon found out why the smart locals did not ride with us, we started having flat tires, all 4. The man at the bike shop called them "goat heads" I call them...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Missing Ryan already

We were sad to say goodbye to our traveling buddy. Ryan needed to go home to baseball, football, school, and his parents and siblings. His plane no more than left and David and I saw these huge dogs that they bring to the airport for people to pet. The first words out of our mouth was "Ryan would have liked this. We parked at the Capital Building and toured downtown Salt Lake City from there. Right below the capital was a Memory Garden with different statues and buildings remembering those that gave their lives in service. Then we walked...

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Aug 25, 2015 - Salt Lake City

We spent another day traveling but what beautiful countryside we traveled through. The Tetons are sooo beautiful and then you come out to the cute town of Jackson Hole. The ride was beautiful with different types of mountains and rock formations all the way to Utah. We are staying at a campground 45 minutes from the airport. Another nice state campground next to a lake𯘀. We cleaned up and went another 1 1/2 hour south to visits my cousins on a working horse ranch with beautiful mountains in the distance. We all went out to eat. I love...

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Aug 18, 2015 - Salt Lake City and some Big Love

We spent two nights in Salt Lake City and visited the number one attraction not only in the city but in the whole State of Utah, historic Temple Square. Temple Square is a 10 acre complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The square has the headquarters of the LDS Church, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Salt Lake Assembly Hall and two visitors' centres. There is also a Family History Library which contains the world's largest repository of genealogy records. Anyone ever heard or...

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Aug 7, 2015 - Salt Lake City

After grabbing breakfast and a coffee to go at the hotel, we started rolling at 8:52 precisely, heading for Salt Lake City. 50 min later, Captain Slackbladder needed a bio break, so we stopped at a Starbucks and while we were there grabbed a latte as well. This may have been a mistake, as an hour later the latte had been processed and we needed to stop again. Once into Idaho the speed limit increased to 80mph, which helped us make progress, but did have a noticeable impact on fuel consumption. We stopped after just over 500kms and topped up...

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