Dinosaur country

After two weeks in mostly wilderness, it was nice to hit “civilization” again at Cody, WY (pop. 9700). While we still needed to wait until Denver for a Costco or Trader Joe’s, we were able to find nice supermarkets and Walmart again to stock up on food and supplies, plus a nearby dog park (with...
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Yellowstone: Part 2

After a couple of days fighting with the crowds on the west side, we drove to the north side of the park through Norris and up to Mammoth Hot Springs. We stopped at Artists Paintpot which contains a nice array of geological formations: fumeroles (stinky gas and steam, no water… we were making fumerole jokes...
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Yellowstone: A Completely Foreign Planet

Above: Grand Prismatic Spring While the views at our boondock site in Grand Teton were, well, grand, the warming weather brought out ridiculously large mosquitoes in droves so we were not sorry to pack up and head north to Yellowstone. Since Yellowstone is just north of Grand Teton, we didn’t expect our drive to take...
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Grand Teton National Park

From SLC, we made a two-day drive north to Grand Teton National Park. We chose to boondock for free in the Bridger-Teton National Forest adjacent to the park thanks to the good reviews on Campendium. The nearby National Park campgrounds were either $52-70/night with electric, or $28/night with no hookups, in a forested area where solar power...
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Utah, it’s May and snow??

Originally we planned (we use that phrase often) to hit Monument Valley and Moab after Sedona but had to take a sharp u-turn back to Yuma so I could get some quick work done on my crown covering my implant. The positive was that Dr. Urena (my dentist) got me in quick and replaced the crown...
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Sedona hiking and more hiking

We decided to make our first hike easy and short to start warming up our legs. Fay Canyon is a 2.5 mile, flat out-and-back hike through the densely-vegetated canyon floor. The maintained trail ends at massive boulders in a wash but we felt adventurous, plus the first mile was more of a stroll than a...
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Sedona – so much red!

After Phoenix, we stopped at Camp Verde at a full-hookup campground for a couple of days so I could do our laundry, even more important since we planned to boondock for a week in Sedona. This was meant to just be a place to clean up, guzzle water, and clean out our black tank but...
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The Glamorous Life of a Full-timer

After Organ Pipe, we got back on track and headed to Yuma for my last dental appointments. One year after starting on this crazy Mexico dental journey, I now have two implants (hopefully) firmly stuck in my mouth. The implants cost me 1/3 of what the US dentists normally charge and I was extremely happy...
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Detours can be a good thing

After finishing with Texas, we headed to our favorite winter destination, Tucson AZ. Since we had to make it through most of Texas and all of New Mexico, it did take us 3 straight days of driving to get to Tucson. Poor Opie was having some cabin, er RV, fever by the time we reached Tucson....
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