Utah 2023: Work, Play & Wrapping Up

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Day 19 (Tuesday, October 24, 2023) I’m back at work today … but fortunately, my work-from-home extends to my home-on-wheels, given the Starlink internet connection! So while we’re stuck in the campsite (can’t get too far away from the router to avoid losing signal), we’re still on the road – leaving options for further trip exploration right outside the (trailer) door. Day 20 (Wednesday, October 25, 2023) Day 2 of working (it’s going to be a short 3-day week, but … Read More

Utah 2023: It’s a Wash

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Day 15 (Friday, October 20, 2023) How has it been 2 weeks already!? Well, the good news is, that the vacation isn’t over yet. But it is time to pack up and leave Goblin Valley, and after a pit stop in Green River, UT (Hello I-70!) to get the truck & trailer washed and groceries restocked, we are heading back out into the wilderness, to explore the northern part of the San Rafael Swell (north of I-70). While the destination … Read More

Utah 2023: Expanding Our Horizon

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Day 11 (Monday, October 16, 2023) Today’s plan includes a drive west, not all the way to Capitol Reef NP, but into the 4-wheel drive area around the Bentonite Hills. Having seen a vlog post online just shortly before our tip, we knew we had to add these to our sights. The trek north of Hwy 24 starts out like many other off-road trips, but about a mile in we face – a river. Or maybe only a creek – … Read More

Utah 2023: Catching Up On Missed & New Opportunities

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Day 5 (Tuesday, October 10, 2023) Taking a walk down memory lane to get to today’s program: Back in 2019, I had planned a trailer/RV trip with my parents – in May 2020, we were going to travel through Utah & more for about 2 weeks, exploring National Park, Monuments & more. By late March 2020, I had to cancel it all, as we were all in lockdown globally due to the COVID pandemic. Always the optimist, I rescheduled for … Read More

Utah 2023: Getting Away, the National Parks Way

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Day 1 (Friday, October 6, 2023) It’s Friday midday and the trailer is packed, truck ready to go, cat & house sitters on their way to take over Pixl & Nova duty – and we are off! After almost 2 ½ years of no “real” vacation away from any stress and just Kirk and I (plus J.T.), we are finally ready to hit the road again to Get Away for 3 weeks! We’re returning to Utah, where we’ve gotten lost … Read More

The Scenic Route Home

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Day 33 (Wednesday, June 02, 2021) Leaving Craters of the Moon behind, we decide to stretch out our drive home a little – and avoid Interstate 80 altogether this time. Instead, we head north, into the Sawtooth National Forest and NRA. Slowly but surely the landscape around us changes – from lava beds to hillsides and then to mountains. Passing the Sun Valley ski area, we come through the town of Ketchum. Ernest Hemingway, the Nobel Prize-winning author, first came … Read More

From Idaho to the Moon

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Day 28 (Friday, May 28, 2021) After packing up Friday morning, we leave Montana just a few miles outside the campground, and also cross the Continental Divide as we enter Idaho, our home for the next few days. But first things first – time to refresh and refuel! Just about two hours south we get to Blackfoot, ID, where we not only stop for supplies and gas, but also for a pick up at the local Amazon locker (yup, Kirk … Read More

Going Wild in Yellowstone

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Day 24 (Monday, May 24, 2021) It’s another cold morning as we pack up to head up north, leaving Grand Teton NP for Yellowstone NP, which will be our destination for the next 4 days. But GTNP won’t let us leave without a bang! Just near Colter Bay Village, traffic slows to a crawl and based on the activity on the sides of the road, we know something BIG is out there … while we can’t stop or pull over … Read More

Great Peaks in Grand Teton National Park

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Day 22 (Saturday, May 22, 2021) After a cold and wet settling into our site yesterday afternoon and lots of rain overnight, this morning is presenting bright sunshine and glorious views of the Teton Range just across Jackson Lake, a few steps from our campsite at Signal Mountain Campground. Knowing the weather isn’t going to hold all day, we head out and start our driving discovery tour heading south on Grand Teton Road, from Signal Mountain towards Jenny Lake. We … Read More

Moving on Up

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Day 18 (Tuesday, May 18, 2021) The next several days will be spend driving north, as we’re making our way from southeastern Utah to northwestern Wyoming, for part two of our trip. But one thing after the other … Tuesday has us pack up our very private campsite outside Natural Bridges NM and head north on Hwy 95, towards and across the Colorado River through the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This drive is another highlight of our route – … Read More

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