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Oct 8, 2016 - Grand Canyon, Arizona

Oct 8 We were going to meet D&D in Four Corners but they had left before we got there. It is a nothing with just the four corners of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. They had done a nice little plaque type thing in the ground on which people can stand in four states at once. We did and had our picture taken. Then on to the Grand Canyon. We took the road in from the east and it had some pretty good views of the canyon. We didn’t stop at any because we couldn’t pull off the road. They will wait until tomorrow. Oct 9 We did the...

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Oct 4, 2016 - THE Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, you know, that big hole in the ground? We arrived on Friday afternoon and went to our campsite. I admit, this is my least favorite campsite on this journey. However, it was the only RV park within 25 miles of Grand Canyon-South Rim, so we sucked it up. We had to drive through the Grand Canyon to get to the other side, so my first views were through the RV window. ‘Meh’, yeah, I thought ‘meh, it’s not better then Zion’. One of the things that Steve and I had realized was that we hadn’t been doing any touristy things – like...

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Sep 18, 2016 - North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Arrived at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on 9/16. We were suppose to camp here 4 days but the altitude of almost 9,000" got to us again. We left 2 days early. We did check out all the scenic drives and short mile or less hikes. We were at the south rim of the Grand Canyon in 2007 and the north rim is a lot less crowded. The campground didn't have any hookups but had beautiful views of the canyon about 200 yards from our site. There was a lot of smoke in the air here due to controlled fires they were burning which you might see in the...

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Aug 29, 2016 - The Grandest of Canyons

When we left Central California, our intention was to take 2 days to drive the 530 miles to Williams, Arizona. Our overnight stop was going to be in Needles, California. Temperatures in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California were in the low 90's.....warm but manageable. As we left this higher elevation and moved south, we checked on weather to see what the temperature would be in Needles. YIKES! High of 115, and low of 90 overnight. So when we got to Needles, we felt good enough to keep on driving; we went on and made it to Williams,...

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Jul 6, 2016 - Farewell from Dave

All things come to an end, and while I've enjoyed sharing our stories from the road these past four and a half years, I feel it's time to walk away before the journal gets repetitive and dull. My primary goal, aside from reassuring family we weren't dead, was to share the lifestyle, it's wonders AND it's pitfalls, with others... I hope I've accomplished that, while being entertaining as well. Before I go, however, I want to thank everyone for their kind words, time, and attention... It's been a joy. Future entries will be posted by Cindy,...

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Jun 16, 2016 - Grand Canyon

We arrived at the Grand Canyon on Sunday afternoon, June 12 after traveling south on US-98 to AZ-64, to the east entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. We stayed on AZ-64 all the way through the Park (about 28 miles) getting glimpses of the Canyon from our motorhomes with cars in tow. We then exited the park at the south entrance and drove another 4 miles or so to our Campground, Grand Canyon Camper Village. Although this campground had decent WiFi, there was no cable or over the air TV, and still no cell service in the entire area. After...

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Jun 9, 2016 - North Kaibab Trail

Today we wanted to hike a little ways down into the canyon - we were not about to hike all the way, but wanted to say we hiked some in the canyon. Wanted to get an early start due to the extreme heat. Well, we got an extra early start, because when we got in the truck & looked at the GPS, realized the time had changed again, to an hour earlier, we are in Arizona & hadn't realized the time had changed. Of course, we hadn't had a chance to check in with any of our friends or family in the East because no internet or cell service!! Anyway,...

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Jun 8, 2016 - North Rim Grand Canyon

Wednesday, on to the Grand Canyon! No problem getting out of the sand, we had scouted out the best way the night before. First thing we did was gas up as once again traveling through a remote area. Then, decided we had better get some ice, back to the gas station. Then decided we were heading the wrong way (there are 2 ways to get there!) Finally on the road, temp was 92 at 9:30 in the morning. The adventure continues! Wonderful scenery today, we drove down from the Colorado Plateau through many switchbacks to the beginning of the National...

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May 12, 2016 - Grand Canyon

Tusayan, population 558, is a gateway to the south entrance of the Grand Canyon. If, like us, you were unable to secure reservations within the park then Tusayan is where you'll likely stay. A street of hotel/motels, eateries, liquor stores, an information center and one gas station. How small is Tusayan? Well, we purchased milk and tomatoes from a gas station Food Mart as there are no grocery stores in town. The entrance to Grand Canyon is only a few miles away and our first stop was to the Rim Trail near Mather Point. Everywhere we walked...

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Trip Journal

Spring Trip 2016

Apr 7, 2016 - Thee Grand Canyon

We made a quick stop to see the Grand Canyon via the Grand Canyon Railroad. Camped next to the station in Williams, AZ and left about 9:30 am for a 2.5 hour trip to the canyon. Took a bus tour and had lunch. Not a whole lot of time to view the big hole in the ground. On the way back there were guys on horses staging a train robbery. All good fun. One of the things that happened on the way there... following GPS, we came upon a low underpass... see the pic

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Nov 6, 2015 - Kolb Studio: The Remarkable House You've Never Heard Of

Hello once more, fellow adventurers… I’m back, with my final entry from the Grand Canyon, (for now… we’ll be back next year.) My apologies for the long wait, but working at Amazon has left us with less free time on our hands, and damn if I don’t need me some Judge Judy, football, and Netflix movies to relax these days. This entry concerns a small nondescript building, which now houses a gift shop and sits just off the rim trail in the village. If you were to visit the Grand Canyon over the weekend, Kolb Studio probably wouldn't be a place...

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Sep 25, 2015 - Grand Canyon - South Rim

September 25, 2015 Grand Canyon – South Rim We are staying at the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel in the RV Park. Before going to the canyon today we experienced an authentic old west shootout, complete with humor, with three bad guys and one marshal. Of course the marshal was the winner. It was very entertaining. This will be our fourth time visiting the Grand Canyon. We were here in 2006, 2011, & 2012. We rode the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, AZ in one of the observation dome cars. We did the same trip in 2006. It was such a smooth...

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