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Fourth of July Weekend – Zion National Park

We decided on the fly to go to Kanab, Utah for the 4th of July. We had stayed there 2 summers ago and really enjoyed the size and quaintness of the 4th of July celebration. There would be a small parade featuring interesting vehicles, people dressed up as hilarious characters…

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Weekend at Carlsbad Caverns

We left on a Friday, leaving our long stakeout in Alamogordo for adventure. It took us most the day to drive to Whites City, a little ‘town’ just outside of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. For convenience reasons, we were hoping for a campsite there. The RV park didn’t take reservations, which…

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White Sands National Monument, White, Windy and Warm

Today was kind of a laid back day. We’re both resting our wrists and hands from a beating they took last Sunday and both of our bikes are desperately in need of new chains and sprockets. They’re scheduled for next week to have them put on, and in the meantime, we get to just hang out in this beautiful region via…

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The Great Smoky Mountains, Valentine’s Day 2015

With no telling how long till we return to this part of the county, we decided to make one last visit to Smoky Mountain National Park. Winter storm Octavia had just snowed over much of the area but most of the roads were still open and we looked forward to seeing some frozen mountain scenes. We took the south entrance through Cherokee,…

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The Wave, Grand Staircase National Monument

The Wave is one of a few places in the area that you need a pass to visit. All 20 daily tickets are given away by lottery, 10 to people around the world for which there is hundreds entered every day and you have to wait months to even enter…

Camping at Sage Creek Campground
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The South Dakota Badlands in Late Summer

The main reason I wanted to visit South Dakota was for the Badlands that I have wanted to see for as long as I can remember. What I didn’t expect was all the other things the Black Hills had to offer. I expected the Black Hills to be something like…