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Our first backroads adventure, part 4: Moab and vicinity.

This part of our 1997 trip was often on small roads, but they were principal routes in the part of Utah where we were travelling. Leaving Canyonlands, we headed north and passed Wilson’s Arch, close to the highway and one … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef National Park

Utah has five National Parks.  Each is unique.  Many people visit Bryce with its hoodoos and Zion with its canyon vegetation which are close to Las Vegas.  Arches and Canyonlands both  have features obvious in their names. Capitol Reef National … Continue reading


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A Colorado River boat ride

We would love a raft trip down the Colorado River, rushing through the rapids.  It isn’t going to happen.  I can’t get my hearing aids wet and can’t hear the guide without them. Nor could Alie’s arthritic joints stand the … Continue reading

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An Interstate highway to love (or some of it).

We travel on Interstates if we want to get somewhere quickly.  But anyone who has read much of this blog knows we do our best to avoid them.  While efficient most of the time, they are boring all of the … Continue reading

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An Itinerary for the Southwest U.S. (Part 4)

[Las Vegas; Hoover Dam; Grand Canyon; Monument Valley; Mesa Verde; Durango, Black Canyon of the Gunnison; Grand Mesa;]Arches National Park; Canyonlands National Park; Natural Bridges Leaving Grand Junction, take I-70 West.  But we don’t advocate seeing the Interstates.  When you … Continue reading

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