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Monthly Archives: October 2015
The “highs” and “lows” of Death Valley
I guess I have always thought about the lows, like being below sea level, when I have thought of Death Valley. I never thought about the mountains that surround it, some that exceed 11,000 feet. I guess that’s why I … Continue reading
Posted in Sightseeing, The journey west Tagged Dantes view, Death Valley, Santa Ana winds Leave a comment
Lee Vining, CA- I-395- lots to do!
It was about 2 months ago that I found a great article in Sunset Magazine about traveling scenic I-395 in California. This is how we decided to take this route and we are really glad we did. We arrived in … Continue reading
What to do in Winnemucca?
We made the decision to stay the extra night in Winnemucca so on Wednesday we had to figure out what we could do in Winnemucca, NV. Our first stop was at the bureau of land management office just down the … Continue reading
Posted in Sightseeing, The journey west Tagged BLM, Geodes, Midas, rockhounding, Winnemucca 1 Comment
What’s that sound?
Monday morning Gizmo was feeling better and we were ready to get on the road again. We were planning to break the upcoming 1100 mile journey into 4 days with the first stop in Rock Springs, WY.
Posted in Lessons Learned the Hard Way, The journey west Tagged Garmin, Good Sams, New Frontier RV Park, passport america, Tioga Pass 1 Comment
A visit to the ER- for Gizmo
On Sunday 10/1/2015 we spent our last day in Colorado resting up for some driving days. We were getting a little worried that Gizmo was not himself after a few days of off and on diarrhea. We were pretty sure … Continue reading
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Garden of the Gods
On Saturday we decided to make the 2+ hour drive down to Colorado Springs. We had heard that CSU in Boulder and Fort Collins were having their home comings over the weekend. We decided we wanted to stay away from … Continue reading
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Friday was a car touring day. We decided to drive way up into the mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was another beautiful weather day. We are hearing from the locals that this weather is much warmer than normal. We … Continue reading
Posted in Sightseeing, The journey west Tagged chipmunks, elk, Pumpkin People, pumpkinfest, rocky mountain national park Leave a comment
Brews and Views
It has been great to take some time off from moving down the road and enjoy an area. Colorado was just what we needed. We have taken in a couple of great hikes right close to where we are staying … Continue reading
Posted in Hikes, Sightseeing, The journey west Tagged Horse Tooth Mountain, Mountain Goats, New Belgium, The Devil's Backbone Leave a comment
On Monday we made the decision to turn south into Colorado from I-80. The soonest appointment we could get at Camping World was one week out. We booked a campground with our Passport America membership and we were pleased we … Continue reading
Met a nice state trooper…last name of Allen…
We were very surprised that everything on our list for Fleetwood was completed by Friday afternoon. It was down to the wire on getting the last things checked off the list or we would have had to stay through the … Continue reading