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2019 Plans

2019 Plans

Now that we are getting into the summer months of 2018, it is time to start locking down our plans for 2019.  We have planned to stay on the east coast and visit Cathy’s family who is clustered up in New England for the most part.  We also have friends in Pittsburgh, and some Navy friends in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.  This winter we will be spending a month in Corpus Christie, Tx (Dec 2018), Galveston, Tx (Jan 2019), Destin,…

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Beartooth Pass and Mountains

Beartooth Pass and Mountains

In talking to some of the camp hosts here at the RV park, several recommended a day drive to Beartooth Pass, a famous motorcycle drive and very scenic drive that people have highlighted over the years in the media.  I decided to make a day trip, first was a drive to Cody, Wy to catch up with the parents of our VA friends.  We got to know them when they lived in VA and when they retired, they moved to…

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Montana, the big sky country

Montana, the big sky country

We settled into our campground at 7th Ranch RV park about an hour south of Billings, Montana.  It is close to the small town of Garryowen, ok, when I say small, I mean a gas station, museum and post office.  Garryowen is where the battle of little big horn really started, where the Indian encampment of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse was attacked by the first elements of Custer’s Army.  The national Battlefield park is like 5 miles away and…

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Since we were only a 45 minute ride from Yellowstone National Park, we took Tina with us to show her Yellowstone while she was visiting. Even though the weather forecast was for cloudy skies and rain, we decided to make the trip and it turned out to be fantastic. We first headed to old faithful and the main lodge area, we got a wonderful breakfast in the lodge and as we were finishing, old faithful was about to go, as…

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

We left Moab and headed to Salt Lake City to pick up Cathy’s sister, Tina, who was coming back from a business trip out west and was joining us for about a week.  We headed into Idaho, boondocked at a Walmart overnight before heading to the Grand Teton’s.  We had a reservation in the National Park at Colter Bay Campground, which was just a few miles from the main Jackson Lake Lodge.  Jackson Hole is about 40 miles away, a…

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park

The great thing about the town of Moab is it’s proximity to Arches National Park.  We were able to make a few trips into the park and as our usual practice, leave the park on the less traveled 4×4 trail.  First up was a hike to Delicate Arch to witness sunset… On the next trip we drove through the entire park and took a few small hikes. So even though we were here two weeks we did not get in…

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Moab, a 4×4 adventure, Part 2

Moab, a 4×4 adventure, Part 2

Without further ado, here is the second part covering Moab.  First, lets talk about food, Moab has the best old school hamburger stand called Milt’s Stop & Eat.  Fresh hamburger grilled right before your eyes with fresh garnishes..yum is all I can say.  If ever in town, just go….   We did some additional trails, one was Onion Creek, an 8 mile drive back into a canyon, crossing the creek several times with a separate road to Fisher Towers.  First…

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Moab, a 4×4 adventure, Part 1

Moab, a 4×4 adventure, Part 1

We settled into Moab, Utah for a nice two week stay at one of the nicest resorts yet, Portal RV Resort.  The back section is privately owned and gets rented out when the owners are not using it.  It has a separate pool, hot tub, dog park from the normal campground side, it landscaped and nice huge cement pads for the RV and any toys you bring, which we saw a lot of.  We scored a great spot, right across…

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Back Door Into Canyonlands National Park

Back Door Into Canyonlands National Park

The nice thing about the Jeep is it allows you to travel the road less traveled.  In this case, we took the back door 4×4 road into the park, starting in the valley floor with the Colorado River running through it and them climbing thousands of feet to the rim.  I had been wanting to meet up with Erik from www.rvwanderlust.com, he is a retired Coast Guard Chief and is full timing with his wife Brittney and their 17 month…

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Monument Valley, Home of John Wayne….

Monument Valley, Home of John Wayne….

Well, not really, but he loved Monument Valley and it was where five of his western films were made, starting with Stagecoach in 1939 and with the pictures below you can see why. Many more movies were filed in Monument Valley… Anyway, if you want to know more about the movies filmed here…Google it or go to Wikipedia….Back to all about us…. We stayed in the RV park which is really nothing more than gravel pads with picnic tables, no…

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