Category Archives: History

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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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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Lee’s Ferry & Marble Canyon

April 17-21, 2019 We headed east out of Grand Canyon National Park, skirted the beautiful canyons on the Little Colorado River and swung north and up toward Page. Before the climb up to that plateau we angled west on 89A … Continue reading

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Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot

March 27-28, 2019 It never ceases to amaze me what “primitive” peoples could accomplish. Those men, women, and children who built and lived in Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot were masters of how to live in harmony with nature. … Continue reading

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Titan Missile Site, Sahuarita, AZ

March 18, 2019 There is ONE Titan II missile remaining in its missile silo. The silo and payload area have been rigged so it cannot be launched and a there is a hole cut in the cone of the missile … Continue reading

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Fort Davis NHS & Davis Mountains State Park

February 22, 2019 Davis Mountains State Park We shifted up to the Davis Mountains so we could tour that area. The State Park was very nice with full hook ups, partial hook ups and no hook ups. We scored a … Continue reading

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Big Bend West Side, Cottonwood Campground, Study Butte/Terlinqua and Beyond

February 18, 2019 Cottonwood Campground – No Generators Allowed. You don’t know how nice that is until you spend a week with this roaring noise for twelve hours each day. Luckily we were out hiking most of the time but … Continue reading

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San Antonio, Texas

February 1-6, 2019 Traveler’s World RV Park Friends recommended this campground and it worked out great. We had full hookups in a nice city/country type campground with lots of activities, level gravel sites, laundry on site, bus stop right across … Continue reading

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Remember Goliad!

January 25-27, 2019 We finally made it into Texas on I-10 and were shocked when we saw mile marker 880… as in 880 miles on I-10 to cross Texas. We had planned stops at several National Parks but the government … Continue reading

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