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July 2013

Into the Grand Tetons Nat Park (GTNP)

G again.  We departed Flaming Gorge campground at 8:30 am and quickly got on Highway 191.  A beautiful scenic drive that took us from Northern Utah into Wyoming.  The road becomes known as the Centennial Scenic Byway- and is truly breathtaking.  Around 3 pm, we entered the Jackson Hole area just south of GTNP. The … Continue reading »

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Dinosaur National Monument & Flaming Gorge Dam

G Again.  We left Steamboat Springs early and drove for almost 3 hours crossing over from Colorado into Utah.  A beautiful drive with gradual slopes made for nice driving after yesterdays hair raising driving adventure out of RMNP.  Around 11am we pulled into Dinosaur NM for a quick visit.  You park and can see the … Continue reading »

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Drive from Rocky Mtn NP to Steamboat Springs

G Again.  We left RMNP at 11am for the drive that was supposed to be 140 miles to Steamboat Springs.  That shorter route would have taken us over the steep Trail Ridge Road inside RMNP with a 60′ vehicle (40 of camper and 20 of dinghy toad) so I decided to take the route south … Continue reading »

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Bear Lake Road

G writing today’s post.  Bear Lake Road is undergoing heavy maintenance and is closed to private vehicles from 9am-4pm.  If you get on the road prior to 9am   however they will let you travel it leaving.  Additionally, there is a mad rush for the limited parking spots at the end of Bear Lake road … Continue reading »

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Trail Ridge Road

We decided that today would be our Trail Ridge Road day.  We knew it was a must see and we wanted to drive it in the car before it was time to leave.  We originally had it as our way to leave the park come Wednesday.   Taking a larger motorhome over the road is actually pretty controversial.  … Continue reading »

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We got up early this morning and started driving at about 6:30am; thankfully the kids slept through the early driving.  We crossed the rest of Kansas on I 70 and then started into Colorado.  The trip seemed to go quicker today, and the time changes have really helped.  We crossed into Mountain time zone so … Continue reading »

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Another great successful morning.  We got in line this morning at about 8am hoping to get tickets for an early ride up the Arch.  It worked; we started our ascent up to 600 feet.  We all did really well…even the child (who shall remain nameless:)) who is very afraid of heights. It was really cool up there and it is … Continue reading »

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a surprise concert

I started out with very good intentions of writing at least a little something at the end of every day, if for no other reason than I knew our parents back  home would be wanting to know all was going well.  That hasn’t worked out so well as you can see. So I will try … Continue reading »

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Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July!  Today is the official “day 1” of our trip and we are well on our way. :)

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