Monthly Archives: October 2012

Historic Route 66

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There are movies and songs about this historic road, but most of the history is before my driving days. Route 66, stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, was the first completely paved highway crossing the US. It brought tourism through …

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Hoover Dam

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It was nearly 100 years ago that the government of the day decided to tinker with nature in a big way. Apparently the Colorado River was making it difficult for people downstream. The river would alternate between drought and flood, …

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Las Vegas

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What a contrast! The change from Yosemite to Las Vegas is so drastic, it is dizzying. In Yosemite, there were very few buildings and we were surrounded by spectacular natural rock formations, trees and streams; light comes from the sun …

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Tioga Pass and the Road to Las Vegas

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We entered Yosemite from the west and we left to the east on a road called Tioga Pass. This is a seasonal road that closes in winter and some of RV websites warned that this is not a good road …

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Art in the Park

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On Tuesday October 2 Lindsay, my mom and I took an art class in Yosemite. The class was all about painting, with acrylic paints, the beautiful scenery around us. We met at the art shop where we would gather and …

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Climbing Rocks in Yosemite

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We had a climbing class on the granite of Yosemite. We rode our bikes to the climbing wall from the camp site at 9:00 and we stayed for most of the day. When we got there, our coach Bill gave …

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Yosemite National Park

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Before we were scheduled to arrive, there were warnings about Hantavirus, a deadly disease spread by mice, in areas of Yosemite National Park. We asked lots of questions and considered long and hard before we decided to keep this amazing …

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San Francisco California

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We had all been looking forward to arriving in San Francisco. We had heard about the city attactions from others and seen the city in TV shows like Monk. After driving down SR 1 along the coast of California, we …

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Alcatraz

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This blog is sent to you from prison. We were all shipped to Alcatraz, the king of all prisons. “If you do something wrong in the world, you go to prison; if you do something wrong in prison, you go …

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Redwood Forest

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Trees of the Redwood Forest are legendary; I was looking forward to seeing them in person. The start of the Redwood trees is just south of the California / Oregon border. We reached a KOA in Crescent City CA in …

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