Cortez Colorado Continued…

Watching the Cortez Balloon Festival get off the ground

In Part 1 of our Cortez visit, we spent a lot of time exploring the remains of many ancestral Pueblo dwellings in the area. While we were in the area, we also took a day to visit nearby Durango: We picked up a free self-guided walking tour at the welcome center (also available online) and explored...
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Colorado here we come

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With our dental work in Mexico wrapped up, we immediately got back into travel mode, driving 600 miles in two days (with an overnight stop in nice cool Flagstaff Arizona) to reach Cortez in southwest Colorado. The area was in the midst of a heat wave, but 95° still felt so much nicer than 115°!...
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Rover needs some attention

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After our week at the beach we relocated to Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, about 30 minutes from Mission Bay. Apart from taking Opie back to various beaches every few days our original plan was to relax and catch up on some maintenance. Alas, that was not to be! Instead we dealt with multiple unexpected RV repairs, including...
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San Diego – land of wet dog

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The last time we were in San Diego, we stayed at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, about 40 minutes outside of the city. While we enjoyed the park, driving into the city to do sightseeing became tedious quickly. This year we decided to stay inside San Diego at the Mission Bay RV Resort. It’s located right next to Mission Bay,...
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Into the Fire

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Our mini-tour of National Parks complete, it was time to make the long-dreaded trek back to Yuma, Arizona for Kathie’s June dental follow-up visit. The heat we encountered at Zion was nothing compared to what was in store for us! The trip from Zion to Yuma was going to take two days so we headed...
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And Zion Makes Three

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After Bryce, it was time to change directions and start South since we have to get back to Yuma and Mexico for my next dental appointment in mid-June (yuck). That meant a fond farewell to Bryce and a howdy to nearby Zion National Park. Of course that also meant getting to Zion during Memorial Day...
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More than just Bryce, thanks to Opie

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After our rest stop in Page and Kanab, it was time to hit our next National Park. We packed up our stuff, deflated the Sleep Number bed, and took an uphill journey to Bryce Canyon, elevation 8000 feet. Small tip: make sure all your top-down bottles are placed upright or you will have some explosions when...
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Lake Powell Arizona and crossing into Utah

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With the Grand Canyon in our rear view mirror we headed north again to Page Arizona. We’d never heard of Page until reading others’ blog posts and recommendations, but we had heard of Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell (both in Page) so we made it our next destination. We stayed at the very nice Wahweap Marina...
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Grand Canyon: More than Meets the Eye

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From Sedona to the Grand Canyon’s south rim is only a 115 mile drive north by car, but by motorhome it’s an extra thirty miles. Arizona 89A north out of Sedona has tight mountain switchbacks and strict vehicle length limits, so we had to head south out of Sedona back to the interstate. It’s always...
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