Home Sweet Home – Road Trip Complete (September 13th)

After a delicious breakfast of homemade waffles at the cousins house and a quick six hour drive, we got home sweet home! It felt so good to be home! Now, the picture I've been wanting to show! So, for the most part, every place we stopped, I dropped a turqoise point on Google Maps. So, … Continue reading Home Sweet Home – Road Trip Complete (September 13th)

The Drive Home (September 10th – 12th)

Ok, we got up and ready for the day. Then unhitched the trailer and headed back west on I70 to see the part we missed driving through the previous evening in the dark. Here are some pictures. (On a side note, I woke up with some weird apparent bug bites. If you're inclined, you can … Continue reading The Drive Home (September 10th – 12th)

(UPDATED) Arches National Park, Moab, Utah (September 9th)

Let me tell you why this post was published on accident. I'm not terribly awed by WordPress's app. I end up writing the bulk of my posts and insert pictures with the app but then putting finishing touches (photo captions, featured photo, post tags, spellcheck) and other finishings on my Chrome internet app (all using … Continue reading (UPDATED) Arches National Park, Moab, Utah (September 9th)

Bryce National Park, Bryce, Utah (September 8th)

Our new friends hadn't left when we got up so we chatted for a few minutes after showers were done. Dad and I packed up, went to (guess where) for breakfast, and then hit the road for Bryce National Park. The weather was pretty cool and cloudy. Our friends had actually come to Zion from … Continue reading Bryce National Park, Bryce, Utah (September 8th)

Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah (September 6 and 7)

Zion National Park is only about 45 minutes from St. George so we didn't rush our morning. Come to think of it, we really didn't rush many of our mornings at all! :-p Anyway, we had dinner the previous evening at Chili's and our server said we should have breakfast at Oscar's Cafe in Springdale, … Continue reading Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah (September 6 and 7)

Nevada (September 3rd and 4th) then St. George, Utah (September 5th)

My WordPress app was acting up as I was trying to finish my California post... so I'll write a little bit more about September 3rd to start... The drive out of Yosemite was several miles of 6-7% downgrade with steep cliffs up on the left side of the road and steep cliffs down on the … Continue reading Nevada (September 3rd and 4th) then St. George, Utah (September 5th)

California (August 31 – September 3)

August 31 My stomach was in a huge knot... I hardly ate any breakfast What I did eat I had to choke down. I hadn't slept well AT ALL; I was up several times over the course of the night trying to figure out how to avoid wildfires while making a justifiable (to myself) quick … Continue reading California (August 31 – September 3)

Washington State (August 26 – August 30)

August 26th We took an easy morning, but planned to go for a hike somewhere. We ended up hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail north of I-90 and gained quite some elevation. We reached this very rocky area where we got to see some beautiful views before turning around to head back to the car. … Continue reading Washington State (August 26 – August 30)

Montana to Washington State (August 24 – 25)

August 24th Time during this trip has been a bit of a paradox for me. In some ways it has been going very fast and in some ways very slow. The morning of the 24th, we woke up at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, Montana. Dad, Mom, and I were trying to come up with … Continue reading Montana to Washington State (August 24 – 25)

Grand Tetons/Yellowstone National Parks (August 22nd & 23rd)

Due to spending a day watching the total solar eclipse, we lost a day that we had planned to go see Jackson Hole and Grand Tetons. As a result, we just drove through the Grand Tetons into Yellowstone. August 22nd We woke up from our parking lot campsite pretty early, packed up, and headed out … Continue reading Grand Tetons/Yellowstone National Parks (August 22nd & 23rd)