Monument Valley

April 11, 2017 Yesterday we drove from Moab to Monument Valley. It was a long and boring drive but we stopped at the four corners monument. It was $5 per person to get in but it was fun to stand in four states at once. We stayed at The View hotel in Monument Valley and…

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Canyonlands National Park

April 10, 2017, After dinner we went up to Canyonlands National Park to watch the sunset. We parked the van right on a cliff and laid in the back. It was so peaceful and beautiful. It is so nice to have Arches and Canyonlands so close together. We only got to go to the Island…

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Arches National Park

April 10, 2017 Just spent 2 days in Moab. We got there on Saturday and went to the store. Kirk saw a great deal on firewood so he bought three bundles. Of course we get to the RV resort and there’s no campfires allowed. The camp sites were tight and the shower sucked but we…

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Antelope Island State Park

April 8, 2017 We drove from Pendelton to Salt Lake City yesterday and it was pretty easy. We stopped in Boise for lunch and there were so many families and kids it was crazy. Things started to get familiar remember our previous trip. Kirk says Goldie gets better gas mileage than our rental but I…

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Seattle to Pendleton

April 7, 2017 First night in Goldie was a success. We drove from Kent to Pendleton with no issues. We thought about going to the casino but the bed looked so enticing. We watched maybe 20 minutes of the British Baking show and fell asleep. We were soon awoken by the strong winds of eastern…

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Crater Lake National Park

In an effort to see as many national parks as possible we squeaked our way up to Crater Lake. We stayed the night in beautiful Klamath Falls then drove up the mountain where the same 15 feet of snow was waiting for us. The visitor center was open in April but the rim drive was…

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

On our way up eastern California we made a quick stop at Lassen Volcanic National Park. When we got there we realized that the park doesn’t typically open until the summer time. It was still about 15 feet under snow. The visitor center was open and we explored that but that was about as far…

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Death Valley National Park

April 7, 2016 After spending two days in Las Vegas we made our way back up to Seattle. Our first stop was Death Valley National Park. We were quick to drive through it but not before stopping at the sand dunes and the visitor center. We climbed to the top of one of the sand…

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Grand Canyon

We planned to set up camp at Mather Campground then walk to the Grand Canyon to see the sunset. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time. We watched the sun set on the Grand Canyon while we were driving to our campsite. However, it was enjoyable to just look at something and not feel pressure…

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Horseshoe Bend

We left Bryce Canyon around 2 pm because we wanted to see Horseshoe Bend on our way to the Grand Canyon. Driving another 2 hours got us there. It was a 3/4 mile hike in the desert but it was worth it. Incredibly beautiful creation  but also very scary. Once you get to the viewpoint…

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