Oakhurst

July 14, 2017 We were supposed to drive to Lassen today but that didn’t happen. Last night when we left Yosemite we heard a grinding in our brakes. We hoped it was a rock but it wasn’t. We needed two new brakes and rotors. $550 and six hours later we did not have enough time…

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Yosemite National Park

July 13, 2017 Wow! We just spent three days in Yosemite and it absolutely lived up to the hype. We drove in after leaving Sequoia at about 3-4 pm. We wandered around and took some pictures. The first stop is tunnel view. You come out of this tunnel and its this amazing view featuring Yosemite’s…

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Bend to Sacramento

July 8, 2017 Today was a very long and very hot drive. Before I complain about that I’ll tell you about our return trip to Crater Lake National Park. We went last April and it was covered in about 15 feet of snow. We walked around and got some re-created pictures from when we came…

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Portland to Bend

July 7, 2017 Today started out how all Portlandians start out their days. We went to Voodoo Doughnuts. I’d actually never been there so it was very exciting. I got a Cap’n Crunch doughnut and an Oreo doughnut because I couldn’t choose. Kirk got and apple fritter. They were worth the hype. We drove up…

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Seattle to Portland

July 6, 2017 Easy day for the first day. We started about noon and made it to Federal Way for lunch with Elle. At 1:30 we were back on the road. Luckily 2pm on a Thursday means decent traffic through Tacoma. The rest of the drive was easy but so very hot. No AC in…

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Zion to Seattle

April 15, 2017 Yesterday we left Zion and made our trek back home. It was mostly sad to leave Utah but we did our best to make the best of it. On our way to Nevada we stopped by the Salt Flats. They were impressive but wet so we couldn’t drive on them. For dinner…

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Zion National Park

April 14. 2017 People told us about Zion. They warned us. They said it was their favorite park. Still, we weren’t prepared for the impressiveness hat is Zion National Park. We drove through the typical Utah desert and then you get to Zion and it is so vast. You begin by being dwarfed by this…

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Bryce Canyon National Park

April 13, 2017 We had the most amazing time at Bryce yesterday. We hiked the Navajo loop/Queens Garden trail and it was beautiful. You ascend into hoodoos and then walk through an alpine forest. It reminded me of home. We stopped for lunch at the bottom and just sat looking at the red rocks. The…

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Capitol Reef National Park

April 12, 2017 We drove from Monument Valley to Capitol Reef yesterday. On the way we stopped at Natural Bridges National Monument. It was a really nice area and we even got to hike under a bridge. From there we drove to Capitol Reef National Park. It didn’t look like much from the road but…

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