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Planting Seeds

April 2020 On a trip to Florida long ago we met people involved in Manatee rescue. They were selling adoption packets for $25. We “planted a seed” and adopted a manatee named “Ginger” for our granddaughter (she had a dog … Continue reading

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We Cut the Anchor!! (another “Best Laid Plans” blog post)

February 14, 2020 This is the beautiful house we lived in for over 30 years. Trees, woods, critters, a large lake (hiding behind those trees) and peace and quiet in the midst of the Maryland hustle and bustle and crowds. … Continue reading

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Notice – Batch Posting

We got lazy again and are catching up on our blog posts… again. We just uploaded posts going back to April 17, 2019. These included: – Lee’s Ferry & Marble Canyon (and California Condors) – Glen Canyon NP – Best … Continue reading

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Dinosaur National Monument

June 10, 2019 On August 17, 1909 Earl Douglass discovered eight tailbones of an Apatosaurus, previously known as a Brontosaurus. Years of digging uncovered bone after bone, skeleton after skeleton. Thousands and thousands of fossil bones were carefully cleaned, logged, … Continue reading

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Flaming Gorge National Rec Area

May 18 – June 26 2019 This is our first, but hopefully not last, Interpretive Host job. We found an opening online, called, talked, made a deal, and headed for the Flaming Gorge NRA, all within a few days. We … Continue reading

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Black Tank Dump Valve – OH NO!!!

May 14… and, unfortunately, May 15, 2019 I include these “Trials and Tribulations” posts not to complain but because living in an RV is not all happy wandering and exploring with no worries. Sometimes things don’t go the way you … Continue reading

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Zion National Park

May 5-9, 2019 We visited Zion about 5 years ago but were cycling back to check out a possible site for our travel club’s 2020 reunion. John first asked why I booked four nights because we’ve been there – “What … Continue reading

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Pipe Spring National Monument

May 1, 2019 Pipe Spring National Monument A Little History In the arid southwest, water is life. Over hundreds or thousands of years, snow melt and rainwater seep slowly through the sandstone and other porous rock layers until it reaches … Continue reading

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, UT

April 30-May 4, & May 9-13 2019 While camped at Lee’s Ferry Campground we chatted with our neighbor and he told us we HAD to go to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. We kinda’, maybe, sorta’ heard … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

April 26-28, 2019 We were able to book several nights in Wahweap Campground at Glen Canyon. The large, full hook up sites book up months in advance but we were able to get a no hook up site with only … Continue reading

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