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Oct 23, 2019 - Excellent Accessories to Make Your Road Trip Wonderful

There is nothing quite as awesome as finding something new and beautiful in nature. There is no better way to see the unexpected beauty of the world than by driving across it. Roads all around the world are calling to adventurers. Every day people are grabbing maps and hopping in their vehicles, off to see mountains, streams, caverns and all that nature has to offer. If it is time for you to take to the road and see something new, be sure your car is adventure-ready. Even for day trips, there are accessories to add to your vehicle to make...

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Oct 17, 2019 - Family Oriented Activities to Do on Your Utah Visit

If you find yourself in Utah either on business or vacation, there are many things to do. You can take the family to many of the museums in the area, take them to one of the many shows that are available in the area. Sightseeing in Utah is amazing! There’s a lot of places to see and visit. Take the family on adventures through Utah with the various events that are family oriented, and much more. Welcome to Utah! Museums There are many local museums especially at BYU. Some of these amazing museums include; the B.F. Larsen Gallery, the Family...

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Aug 1, 2019 - Day 20

Today is our one full day on the train. Today we travel through the Rockies. We got up today at about 7:30 local time, which at this point is Mountain time. We learned how to clean up/brush teeth, etc. in this situation. With the sofa converted into a bed, there is about 5 or 6 inches between the edge of the bed and the sink. No problem. Get the things you need, set them one at a time on the counter (not much room there) sit on the edge of the bed and there you go. a little tough to be quiet for the other person, but... We were dressed by...

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Cross Country Train

Jul 12, 2019 - Salt Lake City, Utah

We made it back to Salt Lake City without any problems and checked into our “suite” on Hill Air Force Base. Seems that the room we had reserved was not available due to renovation, but instead of cancelling our reservation and kicking us off the base (like another base did), they upgraded our room to a suite. It has a living room with a flat TV, DVD player, desk w/Wi-Fi, a sofa an oversized chair and a wet bar. The hallway that connects to the bedroom has the microwave, refrigerator, numerous storage cabinets and the bathroom. The bedroom...

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Jul 1, 2019 - Salt Lake City, Utah

We arrived at the Salt Lake City airport on the “new” time and were met by our beautiful niece, Cory. She and our nephew/her husband, Jimmy, are loaning one of their cars to us for our trip up to Idaho and back. She drove us to our motel and helped us check in and move our bags to our room. This is a very new (not even a year old) La Quinta that is very nice and has a decent breakfast included. We rested for a couple of hours until Jimmy & Cory picked us up for a dinner in a Korean restaurant with some more of the family. The restaurant is...

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May 5, 2019 - Three day trip to visit John & Charma, SLC

Date: May 3, 4, 5, 2019 Weather: gorgeous sunshine Temperature: start 24º High 64º Wildlife count: Bison, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mule deer, Pronghorn Year List: 294 Birds: Clark’s Grebe, Ring-neck Pheasant, Hairy Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Say’s Phoebe, California Quail We enjoyed a very relaxing vacation. Breakfast on Friday was at the Virginian and we left town around 8:30am. The route we chose took us to Daniel, then south to Kemmerer, passing by the Fontenelle Reservoir and dam. There was very little water in the north end of the...

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Summer 2019

Oct 1, 2018 - Walking West Wendover

West Wendover is the last town on eastbound I-80 in Nevada. It has the casinos nearest Salt Lake City. That may explain why the parking lot featured Utah-licensed vehicles. Later I figured out that my motel - on the main drag but a mile from the action - was technically in Wendover, Utah. When I did my casino walk, crossing the state line, I visited four craps tables in three miles. I won at each visit. Added to my one win in Winnemuca, I had enough cash to pay for a couple day's worth of gas. The Bonneville Raceway was closed for a...

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Stateside Road Trip

Sep 4, 2018 - I-80 East

Before heading East this morning, I traveled back west about 8 miles to see the California Trail Interpretive Center. However, the gates are closed and it is only open from Wednesday - Saturday from 9:30 - 4:30. But - they had brochures at a kiosk and now I know it is run by both the NPS and the BLM and the USFS! The California trail goes from Kansas City, Missouri to California and Oregon. Because of the gold rush, other trails were forged and the map I have shows many trails to California! I-80 follows a big part of the California Trail,...

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Aug 27, 2018 - Temple Square and More

This was a full day. Started out morning by getting picked up by the trolley (yes they showed) I'd mentioned yesterday, at 9:30 at the Sheraton which is a block away (but these are long blocks). Good tour, informative, and they tried to liven it up w/ a couple of costumed guides who wore period pieces, told stories, and sang. After the tour, I stopped back at my hotel room briefly then basically went back to most of the places we saw on the tour. Of course, in this town, Temple Square is the big news. This is a square block (but remember...

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Aug 26, 2018 - Best Laid Plans V 2.0

On Friday night I booked a SLC City tour for today. It seemed odd that I received a confirmation but was never asked for payment information. So yesterday morning I called and they confirmed they had my reservation and that I would pay when I was picked up at my hotel. The tour was supposed to start at 11 which is later than I prefer but didn't have a choice. I was up around 8 so I had 3 hours to kill. Had breakfast, checked up on a few things, and caught up on a bit of the news before heading outside to wait for the bus. When it didn't...

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Aug 25, 2018 - Onward to SLC

Strictly a driving day. Left Grand Junction around 9. On I-70, terrain was similar to yesterday...dirt w/ some sagebrush. After 100 miles turned off onto US 6. Initially the same landscape then hit some more mountains although not as many ups and downs as yesterday. As I got closer to I-15 there was some green on the mountains but bush type plants not the tall deciduous trees like back east. As was the case in South Dakota, in Utah the speed limit on interstates is generally 80 mph. I'm still only up to 75 myself so I'm a slowpoke since of...

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Jun 27, 2018 - Salt Lake City

Today was just a driving day to Salt Lake City. Tomorrow we pic Peter up at the airport. There was nothing much to the day. The main objective was top take Tucker to the Great Salt Lake. He had studied it in school and really wanted to float in the lake. The nearest place to access the lake was Antelope Island State Park, about 40 miles north of our campground. But we had time so we headed up that way. Did pass the world headquarters of Essential Oils and saw their fields of lavender. After slogging through construction in Salt Lake we made...

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