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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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Jul 16, 2015 - Salt Lake City

We left the wonder of southeast Utah and journeyed to Salt Lake City. We were on I-70 for the first part of the trip. The miles from Green River, UT to Salina, UT go through really big/hard-looking landscape. The San Rafael Reef comes to an end just below the interstate. But it is so large that it seems to just explode out of the ground. We did not take the time to go to Capital Reef National Park but my parents took us many years ago and I remember the magnificence of the geology. Tom did the driving (as usual) and it looked like hard...

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Jul 4, 2015 - Salt Lake City, Utah

To start with Ross & Marge wish everyone a Happy and Safe July 4th to everyone. Ross and Marge left Wells, Nevada around 0815 Thursday and headed for Salt Lake City, a distance of about 180 miles. The weather was clear with some cumulus clouds and traffic was very light. They arrived at the Pony Express RV Resort in North Salt Lake City around 1230 after spending about 30 minutes at the nearby Flying J refueling. The truck stop was busy and there was a Pepsi truck that was parked in such a position that they were unable to leave until the...

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2015 New York Trip

Jun 24, 2015 - Salt Lake City

We arrived separately in Salt Lake City late last night. Everyone was tired, and we had no special plans for today. Walked a short distance to pick up tonight's dinner, then took the train downtown to the temple area. No matter your religion, the LDS church grounds are worth seeing. The temple is beautiful, and the gardens and fountains are exceptional. We felt thirsty after the walk on a hot day, and found a nice pub that served lots of cold beer. We leave early tomorrow, and no one was interested in another late night, so we are back at...

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