ARIZONA: Grand Canyon National Park

June 23rd ~ Williams, AZ ~

The Grand Canyon

Our trip was almost at an end, and as so often seems to be the case, everyones energy level had faded. Shirley was not her spunky self, Tim had been fighting allergies that had probably gone into a sinus infection, and I was just plain old feeling worn out. We decided to reroute a shorter direction towards home. BUT, first we had to see the GRAND CANYON! Continue reading

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UTAH: Bryce Canyon National Park

June 21st ~ Bryce Canyon ~

Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Bryce Point

Bryce Canyon National Park

It’s all about the colorful rocks and hoodoos here in Bryce Canyon (which is technically not a canyon at all, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters). Much smaller than nearby Zion NP, it receives only half as many visitors each year. It also sits at a higher elevation ranging from 6600 feet to 9100 feet at Rainbow Point, the far end of the park.  Continue reading

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UTAH: George S Eccles Dinosaur Park

June 19th ~ Ogden, UT ~

George S Eccles Dinosaur Park

Our only stopover for the day was to check out the George S Eccles Dinosaur Park. This was not one of our favorites, but it did give us a chance to stretch our legs for a bit. Continue reading

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WYOMING: Yellowstone National Park

June 16 – 18th ~ Yellowstone National Park ~

Old Faithful

We managed to land an RV spot at Madison Campground for three nights thanks to Tim’s patient charm and a ranger that went over and beyond being helpful.

For two and a half days we showed Shirley the highlights of our favorite National Park. There is so much so see here, but we realized that hiking long distances, climbing a lot of stairs, or navigating over rough terrain would be too much. We chose places based on natural beauty, uniqueness and ease of access. Continue reading

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WYOMING: Grand Tetons National Park

June 15th ~ Grand Tetons National Park ~

Joanne, Tim, Shirley at Jenny Lake

We simply drove around Grand Tetons National Park and into Jackson Hole today. Here is a sampling of my photos from our excursion. Continue reading

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WYOMING: Buffalo Bill Center of the West

June 14th ~ Cody to Teton National Park ~

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Cody has a brilliant center that is really five museums in one. In fact it has so much to see that your admission ticket is good for two days! Continue reading

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WYOMING: Devils Tower to Cody

June 13th ~ Cody, WY ~

Somewhere along the road between Devils Tower and Cody

This was a travel day taking us three hundred miles from Devils Tower to Cody Wyoming.

About the only significant event was seeing a moose along the road at 60 mile-per-hour and the beautiful scenery. Sorry did not get a picture of the moose. Continue reading

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Wolves, Deadwood and Devils Tower National Monument

June 12th ~ South Dakota to Wyoming ~

Devils Tower, Wyoming

The wolves were howling again when I woke up. They were in harmony and rather pleasant to listen to until the campground owner’s dogs started barking. And so started my morning. Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Wildlife Loop and Wind Cave National Park

June 11th ~ South Dakota ~

Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park

Yesterday we had been so enamored by Custer State Park that we decided to return to see more of it. The southern portion of the park has a Wildlife Loop where buffalo can often be spotted. Continue reading

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore National Park

June 10th ~ South Dakota, just outside of Custer State Park ~

Custer State Park viewpoint

Another full day. We all came back to the RV pretty bushed last night, so now I’m playing catch-up on my blogging. I might just do a condensed version today – or not… Continue reading

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