Bryce Canyon National Park

June 10th ~ Bryce Canyon National Park

Tim and Joanne at Bryce Point

The gusty wind seems to have calmed a smidgen, so we loaded into our tow vehicle, Jethro and headed toward the nearby town of Canyonville to gas up and pick up a couple of items from the local store. While there, we stopped in to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) Visitors Center to inquire about local hikes.  Continue reading

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Red Canyon to Kodachrome Basin

June 9th – Road from Zion to Kodachrome Basin State Park

Tunneled through the rock on Scenic Byway 12

It was a white knuckle kind of drive with the wind bouncing us down the road. The weather forecast says high wind warnings for the next three to four days. Wind is a nightmare for any high-profile vehicle, and even as small as Ellie Mae is, we are not enjoying the buffeting.  Continue reading

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Zion National Park ~ Reliving favorite moments from an earlier trip.

Thursday, June 8th ~ Zion National Park

Zion National Park Entrance

We got up and out fairly early for us, wanting to get up into Zion before noon in hopes of getting a spot in the South Campground right inside the park. They do not take reservations, and we knew the odds were not in our favor. After a phone call where I found out that the park usually fills up between 9:00 a.m. and noon, I was even more concerned.  Continue reading

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Vermilion Cliffs and North Rim of the Grand Canyon

June 7th ~ Kaibab, AZ

The view along Highway 89A

Today was primarily a travel day as we relocated from Page to Kaibab which is near the entrance to the north rim of the Grand Canyon.  Continue reading

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Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend at Sunset

June 6th ~ Page, Arizona (Part 2)

Waiting for sunset at Horseshoe Bend

After such a thrilling morning at Antelope Canyon, we returned to Ellie Mae for lunch and sorted through hundreds of pictures. As much as I LOVE photography, sometimes more is not always better. But, I was pleased with what we got and thankful we had such brilliant lighting.  Continue reading

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Antelope Canyon ~ One More “Page” of our Book

June 6th ~ Page, Arizona (Part 1)

Upper Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is another of those iconic places in America that I have dreamed of seeing. There are two separate sections of Antelope Canyon – Upper and Lower. The Lower section is more strenuous and requires climbing up and down steep ladders. The upper section is doable for almost any fitness level.  Continue reading

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A Watchtower and Petrified Dinosaur Poop

June 5th ~ Grand Canyon to Page, AZ

Tim and Joanne at The Watchtower at the Grand Canyon

We got on the road at a decent time today. Starting to get the hang of things with the RV and becoming more comfortable with what needs to be done, from the setting up upon arrival to disconnecting before departing.  Continue reading

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Bearizona and a Sneak Peek of the Grand Canyon

June 3rd and 4th ~ Canoga Park to the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon from Mather Point next to the Visitor’s Center

On Saturday we got a later start than we had hoped and pulled out of Canoga Park just before noon. It simply took us longer than we anticipated to finish up the last-minute items, grab our toiletries, top off the diesel and propane tanks, load up the balance of the refrigerator and freezer items, go over our check list for the hundredth time, and hook up our tow vehicle which is all new to us.  Continue reading

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Our Epic Summer of 2017 RV Road Trip Begins!

June 2nd ~ Canoga Park, California

The loop we are taking on this trip

Finally! Ellie Mae Camp-it is all loaded up and we are just about ready to head out-of-town. Tomorrow our Summer 2017 Road Trip officially begins!

For anyone new to our blog, Ellie Mae is our Coachmen Prism 2200LE motorhome. We recently added a tow vehicle, Jethro, a Subaru Crosstrek, to our family.

Since I’m half dead on my feet this evening with getting everything loaded and ready, this will be just a short post to give a little overview of what we have planned and the ground we hope to cover over the next three and a half months.  Continue reading

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5 Off the Beaten Track Things to Do in Las Vegas

May 1st – 4th ~ Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Baby! (View from our window at Bally’s)

Last summer Tim and I flew up to Medford where we had the chance to have a mini reunion with two dear friends that I have known since Junior High School, Karen Snyder and Cheryl Erickson Scott. We had so much fun that we decided to try to make it an annual event.

This year our destination was LAS VEGASContinue reading

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