Category Archives: national parks

Year end, Decade end 2019 Summary

The years and now decades seem to just fly by.  Here we are at the end of another year and another decade. This year we traveled to 15 states in the US  and 1 Province in Canada.  We put 10811 … Continue reading

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Southern Arizona

We have come to love Southern Arizona.  Recently our daughter met us in Tucson and we explored some of the highlights together.  It was a great visit.  Our first stop was Saguaro National Park which protects the flora and fauna … Continue reading

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Shoshone California – Death Valley

While staying at the Escapees Co-op RV Park in Pahrump Nevada we made a day trip to the southern part of Death Valley National Park and the little town of Shoshone California.  There we found a great museum and an … Continue reading

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Olympic Peninsula

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a world all its own.  “Discovered” by Spaniard Juan de Fuca in the 16th century it is the northwestern most place in the continental United States.  It has hundreds of miles of coastline from Puget Sound … Continue reading

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Lee’s Ferry and Glen Canyon Arizona

Lee’s Ferry is the only place in 700 miles of canyon country where one can drive to the Colorado River.  This made it a prominent location in the history of northeastern Arizona.  Today it can be reached from Page AZ … Continue reading

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Moab

Moab Utah is an adventurers dream destination.  Its popular with hikers, mountain bikers, rafters, rock climbers, ATV riders and more.  Its near Arches NP and Canyonlands NP.  Most all the land around Moab is Federal whether BLM, National Forest or … Continue reading

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Sunset Crater, Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments

While visiting Montezuma Well a volunteer told us about Wupatki north of Flagstaff.  We immediately added it to our itinerary.  Turns out, Wupatki, Sunset Crater and Walnut Canyon are 3 national monuments managed together in the Flagstaff AZ area.  All … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon Railway

The Grand Canyon Railway is a thriving tourist train in Williams Arizona.  The associated RV park there is one of the nicest in the country.  The railway was built in 1901 by the Atchison Topeka and Sante Fe Railroad.  The … Continue reading

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Golden Spike – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Our primary goal traveling in the Spring 0f 2019 was to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the driving of the Golden Spike May 10, 1869 in Promontory Utah.  This one event did more to change the United States than … Continue reading

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Verde Valley Arizona

Verde Valley is truly a greener valley in the desert that is Arizona.  Located about midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff it has several year-round rivers providing water to support a thriving population for thousands of years.  It is estimated that … Continue reading

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