Salt Lake City ~ Temple Square, MCO, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Hill Aerospace Museum

June 22nd and 23rd ~ Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah

The Temple, Salt Lake City

In 1847, Brigham Young led members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (also known as “Mormons” because of the Book of Mormon), to the Salt Lake Valley where they established the church headquarters.  Continue reading

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Park City, Utah ~ Ski Mecca, Sundance Film Festival, Classic Old Town

June 21st ~ Park City, Utah

Main Street, Historical District, Park City

We have kept a low profile the past few days. Moving on to Park City where we stayed for three nights. It gave us a chance to do some laundry and grocery shopping at the nearby Trader Joe’s. A stop by Camping World where we picked up a couple of items we needed for the RV, and we even found a great “new to us” store called Sierra Trading Post where we picked up some super deals on casual clothing.  Continue reading

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Arches National Park – I thought I was tired of rocks – I was wrong!

Father’s Day, Sunday June 18th ~ Moab, Utah

Double Arch – Arches National Park

I didn’t sleep well last night so this post will be short, but littered with pictures. Again the heat wave derailed our hiking plans, but we still got to see a few of the highlight of Arches National Park, and thoroughly enjoyed our day.  Continue reading

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Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point

Saturday, June 17th ~ Moab, Utah

Mesa Arch ~ Canyonlands National Park

It is sweltering hot and TV stations are issuing High Heat warnings. Signs are posted everywhere reminding people to stay well hydrated. Initially we thought about just taking a “day off” and doing nothing, or perhaps a bit of laundry. But, after a few minutes of vegging, we threw that idea out the window, grabbed our water bottles, backpack, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and sense of humor and headed out.  Continue reading

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Goblin Valley State Park – Hoodoos Shaped Like Goblins

Friday, June 16th ~ From Torrey to Moab, Utah

Ash gray hills, lower and less rugged than at Capitol Reef NP

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Leaving Torrey, we drove back through Capitol Reef National Park, continuing along Highway 24. It was not long before the dark red streaked cliffs turned to an ash gray.  Continue reading

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Capitol Reef National Park – A Sculptors Masterpiece in the Making

Part of June 14th and June 15th ~ Capitol Reef NP, Torrey, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Situated in Wayne County, Utah, this area was originally named “Wayne Wonderland”. Adopted into the National Park fold in 1971, it is a long, skinny section of land 60 miles long, but averaging only 6 miles wide.  Continue reading

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Scenic Byway 12

Wednesday, June 14th ~ Scenic Byway 12

Along Scenic Byway 12

Today we departed our nest at Kodachrome Basin, and headed toward our next stop in Torrey, Utah where we plan on staying two nights to visit and explore Capitol Reef National Park.  Continue reading

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Kodachrome Basin State Park – Trail Ride into a Slot Canyon

Tuesday, June 13th ~ Kodachrome Trail Ride

Kodachrome Trail Ride Office

Tim and I were the first to arrive. Soon Jerry pulled in with an empty horse trailer. She pointed to the dirt road behind us and said that Steve would be arriving shortly with the horses.  Continue reading

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Fairyland and Mossy Cave – A Second Chance

Monday, June 12 ~ A return to Bryce, Fairyland and Mossy Cave

On the edge of the wilderness area

The wind was still howling this morning, but the forecast claimed it would subside by sometime mid afternoon. We were both getting a little cabin fever and wanted to get out and do some exploring.  Continue reading

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HIGH WIND WARNINGS – Guess we are staying put for now…

June 11th ~ Stuck at Kodachrome Basin State Park for the day.

Map or area. The blue dot near the center is Kodachrome Basin

Well, stuck is a harsh word. Tim was coming down with a bit of a bug and we chose to stay indoors, sit out the wind storm that has returned with a vengeance, eat some home-made chicken soup and let him recover.  Continue reading

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