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Oct 24, 2018 - Death Valley.

Writing today from the nicest laundromat ever in Utah. We are headed to Bryce Canyon tomorrow which is also our 32nd wedding anniversary. Wow what a journey it's been !!! We just left Death Valley which was certainly not like any place we have experienced. We arrived at Stovepipe Wells on Friday. First impressions of Death Valley were vast, expansive, dry and hot. Friday's hike was the Golden Canyon with lots of drinking water for the hike. Walking amidst the canyon was awesome and hot. We knew these canyons were used for Star Wars, A New...

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May 10, 2018 - St George, UT

Well... we're having to damnedest luck with air conditioning. Now its our Escape blowing hot air like a blast furnace. Mind you, it's probably been a couple of years since it was used last. Anyway, we stopped at a local Ford dealership Mesquite Ford Lincoln & RV . They had us in within about 20 minutes, charged the system, added a dye to the coolant (they couldn't find any obvious leak) and sent us out for a drive with the AC on max. Well, that sure cooler things down. Returned to the dealership and they still couldn't find a leak. They...

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Mar 3, 2018 - St George, UT

3-3-18 St. George, UT I’m usually up earlier than Julie, so I normally will check out the free breakfast in the hotel we are staying in or find a Starbucks and get some coffee. The story of Bob’s hotel selection was getting better and better this morning. I went out and saw a lot of folks standing around in pajamas and smoking waiting for breakfast. I saw what appeared to be a homeless fellow hanging out apparently waiting for breakfast also. No big, I just went to Starbucks for coffee. Upon returning, I wanted to see what the “free...

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Mar 2, 2018 - Tusayan, AZ to St George, UT

3-2-18 Grand Canyon to St George via Zion Another frosty morning near the south rim of the Grand Canyon. After breakfast we were on the road at about 9:30AM towards St. George, UT Another sunny, clear day with loads of gorgeous scenery along the way. We saw the east end of the Grand Canyon along HWY 64. We turned right onto HWY 89 and took in desert vistas up to Page, AZ where we crossed the Colorado River near Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. From there, we headed northwest into Utah and Zion National Park. Since we had been...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Hotel time

Just a quick update. We're in St George. Got to Camping World about 1 and turned in THOR!! Took about 20 minutes to turn it in, empty the refrigerator and freezer and unhook the car. We asked a coup l e of the ladies at CW for a hotel recommendation and here we are. The refrigerator is small, but the freezer is separate and a little bigger than the dorm size. We are both tired, but think it is more emotional than physical. Bob has napped a couple of times. We fixed dinner in the room and now just relaxing. CW called earlier and t h eyes...

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Utah and Back

May 6, 2017 - Last days of trip

Day 11 continued - After canyon tour we got to experience the same "comfortable" ride back to the Trading Post where we all lined up for the bathrooms to try to get some of the sand off our faces and hands before getting back on the bus! Even our teeth felt gritty! We had a catered private lunch at Butterfield's Restaurant, then began the journey back to St. George. Although we passed through more spectacular scenery along the way, the trip seemed to take forever. We got back to College Inn with 10 minutes to go to our rooms and get back on...

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Living Our Dream

Apr 26, 2017 - Utah Grand Circle of Parks & Monuments

People often ask me "In all of your travels, what is you favorite place?" And while I can't begin to name a favorite because each place is unique and beautiful in its own way, I do have some favorite areas. One of those areas is southern Utah - a fantasy land of arches, spires, canyons, balanced rocks, natural bridges, and swirling formations sculpted by water, wind, and ice! Day 1, Apr 26 -My friend, Jo, and I left from Ft Walton Beach on an early morning flight to Las Vegas, via Atlanta, of course. The joke in this part of Florida is that...

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Living Our Dream

Apr 5, 2017 - Valleys to Mountains

Leaving Tahoe was tough, but with a new batch of snow falling and temps in the 30's, it made leaving a bit easier. We were headed to Death Valley for some warmth. Not long into our departure, I realized we were going to have to take a detour as we had no tire chains and I wasn't thrilled with the thought of driving Gypsy through slick overpasses. The detour was an hour extra drive on an already long enough 6 hour trip. Albeit beautiful country through Nevada, the high winds made the journey a 7 hour white knuckle slug fest for me. The winds...

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Gypsy Journey

Apr 2, 2017 - Snow Canyon

St. George, UT There are many amazing parks in Utah: Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, dinosaur, Glen Canyon, Natural Bridges to name a few. Utah has amazing scenery. Today we chose a new one for us – Snow Canyon State Park. This place would be a national park in any other state. Located in the red-rock country near St George, this park enjoys mild winter weather and seldom receives snow. The park was named after early Utah leaders Lorenzo and Erastus Snow. The park features two canyons carved from the red and white Navajo...

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Birds and Blooms

Apr 1, 2017 - On the road, again

St. George, UT The majority of the day was spent transporting ourselves from there to here but we did take the time to check out California Route 66 Museum in Victorville, California. This is a 3-room, free museum with a number of photo opportunities. Unfortunately there were far too many people there at the time for such a small space so we did not get to take pictures of ourselves decked out in hippy wigs and sunglasses sitting in the VW Love Bus but we did take the time to sit in the authentic 50’s diner booth. We also jumped into the...

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Birds and Blooms

Nov 1, 2016 - St. George UT

Tuesday, we had worked out a deal with the weatherman and he said he would make sure it was sunny so that we could get some better pictures at Zion. He did not hold up his end of the deal. We woke to cloudy skies, in fact more cloudy than Sunday’s, but we headed northeast back to Zion anyway to take our chances and luckily it eventually worked out as the sun popped out about 2:30 while we ate at the Zion Park Lodge. I wanted to revisit a hike we had done before in an area called The Narrows to see if the water level in the slot canyon – or...

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Oct 31, 2016 - St. George UT

Our planned, and planned again, and re-planned exodus from Las Vegas finally happened and we parked for the next 2 nights in St. George, Utah. We had pondered doing about a 6+ hour drive day but pulled the reins in and opted for about 2½ hours of easy, wind-free driving up I-15 to the Temple View RV Resort. We had originally booked only 1 night but decided that there are enough things in the area that might interest us to warrant another night. We got into town pretty early and were all set up by 1:30 thanks to entering the Mountain Time...

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