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Written on Apr, 03, 2019 by in , , , | 2 Comments.
Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

We have completed the tasks of buying a new motorhome and a new tow vehicle along with doing a few modifications and upgrades to the vehicles and now we are in the midst of our final preparations before we begin our summer excursion.   Before we depart we thought we would enjoy a few more trips around the area. Spring …

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Written on Mar, 16, 2019 by in , , , | 1 Comment.
Lake Pleasant Regional Park Arizona

  Shake down Trip # 2 We have owned our new RV for a bit over a month and did our first shake down trip at Lost Dutchman State Park last month where we hooked up with power to test everything which runs on power. Then we came back home and spent a number of weeks upgrading and making modifications …

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Lost Dutchman State Park - Site 41

  It’s time for our shakedown trip! Yep, we bought a new motorhome so we needed to take a trip and test it out. Our goal was to first go somewhere with hookups so we could test all the appliances and equipment which run off power and also check out dumping the tanks at a  dump station. We also decided …

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Written on Nov, 30, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Wild West Days Outlaw's Cave Creek Arizona

We returned from our summer trip and got nicely settled in back at home. It’s was time to prepare our big rig and tow vehicle to sell and then busy ourselves with figuring out what to purchase for a new tow vehicle. THEN what to buy for a new smaller rig to get us more places easily!  During all this …

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Written on Nov, 09, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment

It was our anniversary therefore it was time for a trip to Sedona to spoil ourselves with a cabin in the woods and a four course dinner. Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek provided exactly that.   Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek is a lovely, romantic lodge nestled in Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona and provides cabins for rent and …

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Written on Oct, 13, 2018 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Massacre Rocks State Park Idaho

Massacre Rocks State Park sits right along I-86 in Idaho and is nestled into a canyon along the Snake River. Is is named after an Indian skirmish with two pioneer emigrant trains in 1862 and sits along the Oregon and California Trails. The State Park is easily accessible from the interstate and provides 2 campgrounds (upper and lower campgrounds), a …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta

Elkwater Elkwater is a small town in Alberta about 40 miles southeast of Medicine Hat with a population of just under 100 people. It sits at about 4,000 ft elevation and is located along Elkwater Lake and in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. The area provides a cool respite from the hot summer days experienced in the prairies.  Elkwater is …

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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Lookout Point

Lookout Point Lookout Point is on the way to Bald Butte and sits at an elevation of 1275 m so not quite as high as Bald Butte but close. This viewpoint looks to the north and on a clear day you can see the town of Maple Creek and maybe even The Great Sand Hills further to the north.   …

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Grasslands National Park Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park is divided into 2 sections, the West Block and the East Block. They are separated by a distance of about 100 miles.  The West Block is centered about the Frenchman River Valley and the East Block is centered on the Kildeer Badlands. We only visited the West Block. Val Marie Val Marie is just across the US/Canadian …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Mormon Handcart Historic Site Wyoming

  Martins Cove About 8 miles further east from the Ranch 66 Missionary Village on Hwy 220 is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site which has a visitors center and the famous Martins Cove. This area is full of history as it sits on the Mormon Pioneer Trail (and Oregon and California Trails) and is the location of the stranding of …

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