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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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Sep 28, 2019 - More from Moab

9/28 We got up early this morning to go into the park (Arches) in order to get some sunrise pics. We drove to the La Sal mountains lookout where there were already several cars doing the same thing. There were no clouds this morning, so the sun actually coming up over the mountains was not particularly impressive, until we turned around and saw the first rays reflecting off the rock. It was truly magnificent! Once we were done watching the effects of the sunrise, we drove back into town to get a badly needed Starbucks coffee, then headed...

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Sep 27, 2019 - Arches

9/27 Arches National Park Our day started pretty early (for us) as we were dropping Cooper off at Karen’s K-9 Ranch to spend the day and overnight. He wasn’t a happy camper when we left him, but Susan called to check on him a little later and he was doing fine. Leaving him upset like that always hurts our hearts a little, but since most of the NPs don’t allow dogs anywhere but in the parking lots, we decided to board him for a short stay. That way, we were able to do a little light hiking in the park, and he could run and play at daycare....

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Sep 27, 2019 - Moab Utah

Headed south two days and ended up at Moab Rim Campground. First day we visited Arches National Park and got to see some awesome rock formations. Second day, we headed to Canyonlands Park. Took Tony's Jeep and took Shafer Trail back to Moab. It was steep, twisty and no safety rails. Pretty scary. It was a 3 hour plus drive at about 10 to 15 mph. And right before Moab, we saw a huge salt operation. Man made lakes of salt water. Another day, another loop(s). Hopped in the Jeep for two more off road trips. Morning was the La Sal Loop up to the...

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Sep 26, 2019 - Stop #5 - Moab, Utah

So we got a fairly early start (10-ish after gassing up). We got lucky this time because we found a gas station right along the road we needed to take and it had plenty of room for the RV and toad, so we could actually hook up before leaving the RV park and were ready to go as soon as our tank was full. The trip from Torrey to Moab was fairly easy and we made it in just under 3 hours. When we arrived at the Moab Valley RV resort, they said we had a pull through but the car had to park in a separate space. When we pulled over to unhook, I...

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Aug 26, 2019 - Moab Rim Campark, Moab, UT

Moab Rim Campark in Moab, UT was our home for the next three nights. This private campground had full hookups and was a Passport America park providing a 50% discount on our nightly fee. We did laundry, bought propane and enjoyed some good Mexican food. We did a day trip to Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. Both of these national park properties were amazing. I liked Canyonlands the best. Tracy and I hiked the Aztec Butte trail. The trail follows a sandy wash, then splits. The eastern fork to our right ascends Aztec Butte...

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Jul 21, 2019 - MOAB

We stayed 3 days at the slick rock campground in Moab Utah. To avoid the heat we started 6:30 AM and went to Arches National Park and then onto Canyon Lands National Park, both are breathtaking.Tess and I rode several different MT bike trails, some very challenging, and all four of us rode the paved trail along the Colorado River

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May 18, 2019 - Arches National Park

How beautiful is this? I know it's different from other national parks. Yosemite has the trees, the waterfalls, and the granite cliffs. Arches National Park has red rock formations, a little bit of a desert motif, rocks that shouldn't be on top of each other and of course, rock arches. The weather today was perfect for us to visit this park. The pictures (especially in this format) won't do it justice and me trying to describe it, won't do it justice either. It's no wonder thousands of people come to see this park every month. Great views,...

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May 14, 2019 - God’s Country

After our week in Kanab to reminisce and bury Presley, Ossy and I headed to Moab. There are five National Parks in Utah. With friend Kimmy, I had visited Zion and Bryce Canyon, so I had three still left to explore. On the way to Moab, we stopped in Torrey to visit the Capitol Reef National Park. Along with the red canyons so significant throughout Utah, Capitol Reef boasted beautiful golden sandstone domes as well. Os and I arrived early and drove through most of the park before I decided to turn around and go hike Chimney Rock. As we were...

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