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Colorado is closed. Part 2

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Closed campgrounds, closed roads, closed parks, closed mountains, closed shops. Seriously Colorado! What is open?Great Sand Dunes National Park. That’s what. And it was spectacular. Not even closed a little bit.The dunes were huge, the tallest in North…
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Orizaba to Cholula

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Traffic jams and shipping containers… We stop in Orizaba for the night and sleep at the Grand Hotel de France.  Makes sense in the middle of mexico, so we made sure to eat a few slices of the italian pizza…
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Villahermosa

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from the gulf to villahermosa. After Merida our drive dips us momentarily along the gulf coast of mexico. We talk about how much closer it seems to us to simply continue around the gulf and pull into new orleans (where…
Colorado is shut

Colorado is closed. Part 1.

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Having spent far too long faffing about in Utah and Nevada our time in Colorado was short. (That was about the only thing that was short in Colorado—everything else appeared to be of record-breaking height.) After visiting Dinosaur National Monument…
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From Sea to Shining Sea: The Great American Roadtrip

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26 March, 2013 – Leaving Columbia 6:00 AM—up and at ‘em! Ok, one snooze, then I’m really getting up. We were supposed to leave yesterday, but you know how that goes. Days behind most recent thinking, and months behind our…
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Crater Lake National Park

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The deepest, and perhaps bluest, lake in the United States is a brilliant sapphire in a dry mountain. We look down from the rocky edge where enormous pines have taken root, and Crater Lake shimmers in its caldera of pumice…
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Utah. Definitely another planet.

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Our initial plan to take a detour south through Escalante—Grand Staircase National Monument was foiled—by torrential rain washing out Cottonwood Road. We formulated ‘Plan B’ when a couple we spoke to in Kodachrome Basin State Park motivated us to pay…
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The long drive across mexico

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not our favorite part of the trip.  There were two parts of the drive back home that we were less than excited to endure.  The multiple border crossings of central america was the first.  That one is behind us, and…
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Monument Valley

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After the surreal landscapes of Utah, it seemed like an obvious choice to take a detour through Monument Valley. It turned out to be one of the most memorable drives of our journey so far.Wave after wave of storm…
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Back to the mainland

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We could stay on cozumel playing and exploring and eating/drinking forever.  But we also are eager to begin making our way across to the pacific and then back home, so we finally make the decision to hop the ferry back…

All Things Strange and Wonderful!

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We’ve been in Mexico a little more than a week and it really is the most exciting place. Here’s a few of the crazy things that have happened in just a few days. 1. We crossed the border at Mission…
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Utah. Possibly another planet. Part 2.

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Still not convinced that the landscapes of Utah would be more at home on another planet? Take a look at the slot canyons of Grand Staircase—Escalante National Monument. These are deep, narrow canyons carved into sculptural forms by flood waters…
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Redwood National Park

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The old giants of the Sierra, the sturdy sentinels of this coast, the last stands of Sequoia… I’ve written about trees before (here & here). Visiting the Redwoods on our Pacific Coast Road Trip was a lot like seeing Sequoia…
Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah. Possibly another planet. Part 1.

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After spending some time driving aimlessly around Utah, we reached the conclusion that it is quite possibly another planet.Or at least that is the only way we can explain these landscapes:Utah has slightly more than its fair share…
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Stuck on Cozumel

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“stuck” because we have no desire to leave…  We continue to have a great time soaking up friends on cozumel.  We spend most of our time talking and relaxing, and living the life of kent and lynn here on the…
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USA 3 – Utah’s remote wilderness….The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

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May 2014 – In 1996, Grand Staircase Escalante became Utah’s newest National Monument.  Located on the Colorado Plateau, this huge and remote area in Southern Utah, spans nearly 1.9 million acres of sandstone canyons, plateau, colourful cliffs and unique sandstone…
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Cozumel, Mexico

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what an amazing time…  We met Kent and Lynn during our trip south while in playa cerritos on baja and knew that we had made lifelong friends.  Later that year when we heard they were driving their RV through mexico,…
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Adventures with Javier

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A lot of the time on this trip Emma is the chief Navigator. But sometimes Emma takes a nap and lets Javier, our Spanish-speaking, slightly scatterbrained GPS take charge of the navigational guidance.When we are in a big city…
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USA 2 – Arizona’s two great Canyons…….Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon.

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30th April – 4th May  –  Another freezing morning as we leave Flagstaff for our visit to the Grand Canyon, taking a scenic drive that takes us past Arizona’s highest peak…….snow covered Humphreys Peak  at 12,633 ft. followed by pine…
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Xpu Ha

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We drove north past tulum and into the heart of the mayan riviera.  This section of mexico is always a pro and con battle for our psyches.  It’s always been among our favorite places in the world.  The people are…
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ahh, Mexico

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A few hour drive and we found ourselves at the belize mexico border.  We were almost giddy to return to mexico.  Still by far our favorite country along the road. The border crossing went terrifically smooth and we were in…

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