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Jul 25, 2020 - Colorado River Whitewater Rafting

It was our final day in Moab so we decided to do some whitewater rafting. Well, maybe not really whitewater. Actually it was a wonderful trip down the Colorado River to view the beautiful mountains and take in the sights. It would have been hard pressed to call the rapids we went through class II. There was one exception. On the ride back to town the guides had us all looking out the windows on the bus to see the class V rapids, when they all through water on us. It certainly doesn't take much to entertain us. On another note, we have...

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Jul 24, 2020 - Canyonland National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park

Lots of fun today. We jumped on our scooter yesterday for a tour of Canyonland National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. They are only about 5 miles apart. Both parks are beautiful. The big difference is that in the Arches you are looking up, and in the Canyons you are looking down. Duhhh!!!! Our trip was 129 miles. Sore butts and sunburn. We were up at about 7000' most of the day so it was a very pleasant day. The features in this area are between 3 and 6 million years old. The sandstone was pushed up from some cause in the earth...

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Jul 22, 2020 - Arches National Park

Today was a drive through Arches National Park. The park consists of a 20 mile drive through amazing sandstone spires and peaks. The park gets it's name from a number of arches that have developed in the sandstone over the past 600 million years. There are lots of hiking trails for those that are inclined but we limited ourselves to a couple of miles. The views are amazing. I took over 200 pictures and no two are alike. This is a park that you might want to visit in the morning and again in the evening. The angles that the sun hits the...

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Jul 21, 2020 - Drive from Colorado Springs CO to Moab UT

Leaving bright and early on July 20 our plan was to arrive late afternoon in Moab UT. Our route took us on about 100 miles of secondary roads and then traveling west on I 70. We made it through the rough part of the drive just fine but after traveling about 40 miles we entered the Vail Pass which is a very long and steep grade, we had a tire blowout. Thank God we have towing and road hazard insurance. After a 60 mile tow to Gypsum CO where there was a tire shop, and an overnight stay in their parking lot, then waiting for the tire to be...

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Jun 20, 2020 - Last Day in Moab

Sat., June 20th – After a good down home breakfast at the local Moab Diner, Bruce, Carla and I took off for our last hike in the Arches. Steve was rock gazed out, so he opted not to go along. We hiked across the hot, sunny grasslands to Broken Arch where we climbed the rocks to go through the arch and on to our last set of rocky mounds to ascend and photo shoot. On our way out, they had closed the entrance gate. Guess they’re monitoring the number of visitors with the Covid 19 limits. We’ve sure enjoyed our time here in Moab. Tomorrow we...

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Jun 19, 2020 - Dead Horse Point State Park

Fri., June 19th - Today we explored Dead Horse Point State Park where we hiked to several overlooks where we had great views of the area we covered traveling down the canyon in the truck yesterday. It was much easier from today's vantage point! Notice the ribbon of road in the photos and imagine 1000' straight down drop-off ledges at most every bend in the road! Next, we made a quick trip back to Canyonland to catch the short hike to Mesa Arch we missed yesterday. Our last drive out Hwy 128 along the Colorado River took us to Red Cliff...

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Jun 18, 2020 - Canyonlands

Thur., June 18th – Today was a day of extreme diversity exploring the wonders of Island in the Sky district in Canyonlands. First, the happy day report. It was another awesome day of perfect temps and skies so clear you could gaze forever across the magnificent mesas, buttes, spires, and ledges of this massive park. Upheaval Dome, labeled a moderate hike, was our first of the day. The views were fantastic.. After stopping at a few of the other pull-outs, we had lunch near Grand View Point, our next longer 2 mile hike. This park has some of...

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Jun 17, 2020 - Arches National Park

Wed., June 17th - After an extraordinary drive from Montrose to Moab, we arrived at OK RV in time to jump in the truck and head for Arches National Park. It was a picture perfect afternoon for some spectacular views of these majestic red rock formations jutting into the blue sky. Hard to capture the true beauty in pictures!

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Oct 7, 2019 - Moab

October 7, 2019 Dinner last night at Desert Bistro was a wonderful experience! The owners Karl and Michelle have had the restaurant for 19 years in various locations around Moab (on ranches etc.) They moved into the downtown location about three years ago. This is an intimate, upscale restaurant serving adventurous southwestern cuisine with lots of attention spent on the customer experience. We sat on the covered patio with the most intriguing heat lamps. We could feel the heat but could not see a red glow or anything that looked like a...

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Oct 6, 2019 - Moab

October 6, 2019 Awoke to 50 degrees and tried out the heater. Works well. Another beautiful day. We now know why the lines in the GJ Main Street Bakery were so long. The bread is delicious and $4.80 for a large loaf. Bob will try the bagel tomorrow. Another word about camp. They have a place to wash dishes but no real estate around the sink to place dishes. And, they were not kept clean. You’d think a relatively new camp with nice amenities would pay attention to details campers think are important. Give me a NZ camp! We drove 35 miles to...

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Oct 5, 2019 - Grand Junction, CO to Moab, UT

October 5, 2019 Very nice sunny and 70’s morning. For our record this KOA is about 3.5 miles from GJ. A VERY nice camp because it had medium stone drives, grass, trees, outside dish washing, wonderful showers with plenty of hooks, CLEAN throughout, quiet. Now you know what makes us happy in camp! Drove into town and immediately found the RV parking about 3 blocks from Main Street. Today is the first of the Art Festival weekend. Lots of local arts and crafts, gymnasts, dance shows, soft jazz intermingled with the corner art sculptures. Lots...

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Oct 1, 2019 - Last day in Moab

10/1 (Early) I can’t believe it’s already October! Our first 3 weeks of this 2 month trip have gone by in a blur! Today is our last day in Moab; tomorrow we move on to Cortez, Colorado, the eastern-most stop on our trip. While there, we will be exploring Mesa Verde NP, as well as visiting the 4 Corners monument. In case you didn’t know, 4 Corners is the only place in the US where 4 states come together at the same point. We spent an entire week here in Moab, where it started out quite warm weather wise, but last Saturday the wind kicked up...

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