Summer 2014 Extended trip to East Coast
In 2014, after putting a trip back east off for several years, Robert turned 70. Wait. We put the trip off for several years, but, try as he may, Robert couldn’t figure out how to put off 70. Anyway, in 2014, Robert hit the big seven-oh and realized “Times a wastin’!” We had been planning to head back east to seek out long lost relatives and friends (not really long lost, since we knew where everyone was) and a good tax return gave us the opportunity. So,we took it. The tax return and the trip. We went 11,300 miles in 86 days in our All Terrain Camper equipped Dodge Dakota and had a ball!
Ich Bein ein Berliner. Those famous words were spoken by John Kennedy… Oops! Wrong place. Wrong story. Our bad. One of the reasons we left early was so we could wander the backroads and ghost towns in Nevada. Our first stop was Berlin/Ichthyosaur Nevada State Park. Leaving Fallon (where we spent the night), we passed […]
We departed Berlin/Ichthyosaur Nevada State Park and headed to Ione, thinking it was another ghost town. Close but no cigar. Forty-one folks still live there and it’s hard to see anything when everything is covered with a No Trespassing sign. So, we drove slowly thru and moved on. Moving on meant the Stage Route over […]
Next stop: the Great Basin Nation Park. After a visit to the Ward Charcoal Ovens. Back in the “Old Days”, gold and silver processing was driven by using not only wood, but charcoal as well. Lots of charcoal. So, they made large ovens specifically built to make charcoal. The process was a complicated procedure lasting […]
Bryce Canyon itself is still as magnificent as ever; towering hoodoos, Thor’s Hammer, and all the other beautiful formations around the area. But, that’s where it ends. Say “Howdy!” to Ryan and Evan, a couple of Chicago brothers out and about and or neighbors. Ryan just graduated from dental school (Would you look at this […]
The Only Constant is Change We headed straight for the Capital Reef campground and managed to secure a site – one of the last two available. After unloading our first excursion was to the Gifford House where we got one of their wonderful pies – cherry this time. It was here that the first hint […]
Dinosaur National Monument was not on our original itinerary; the last we heard, it was closed when the observation housing collapsed. We learned that it had reopened, so off we went! The old observation platform was built on unstable ground and within a few years, it had to be condemned. That was back somewhere around […]