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Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats

The last time we drove this stretch of I-80 west out of Salt Lake City, Utah was in September 1973. Today as we left the city we noted the Saltair III pavilion on our right. We visited it in 2014. Also we noticed some mining activity including a Morton Salt facility....

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Trolley Square

Trolley Square

As we were navigating the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah in search of a gas station, we received a phone call from Sarah and Rick asking us to join them for dinner at Desert Edge Brewery at Trolley Square. We found a relatively quiet table in a back corner near the...

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Liberty Park

Liberty Park

Late afternoon we stopped by Salt Lake City, Utah's Liberty Park to check out the Friday evening Farmers Market. The colorful fruits and vegetables were tempting but we fell for some sweet and savory pastries for tomorrow and some amazing salted caramel for immediate...

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Red Canyon Overlook

Red Canyon Overlook

See Park Video After the dam tour we briefly checked out the marina but didn't stay long since the restaurant wasn't open so we headed east to the Dutch John Resort for a nice sit down lunch before heading west to the Red Canyon Overlook. Wow! What incredible views....

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Dinosaurland

Dinosaurland

See Park Video Five years ago, almost to the day, we visited Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah, and promised ourselves that someday we would return and take the ranger led hike from the Quarry Exhibit Hall back to the Visitor's Center and that's exactly...

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And Beyond

And Beyond

To the public in 1869 the concept of crossing the continent by rail in a mere two weeks must have seemed much like a trip to infinity. Perhaps even To Infinity and Beyond? Just a few miles north of The Golden Spike Monument is a Rocket Garden on the grounds of a...

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Wedding of the Rails

Wedding of the Rails

See Park Video 150 Anniversary of Golden Spike On a couple of occasions we have driven south out of Idaho toward Salt Lake City and whizzed past the Brown Signs for The Golden Spike National Historical Park. Today we made s point of visiting the location that...

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Box Elder

Box Elder

As we departed Anne's house in Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon, she was amazed that we didn't yet know where we were headed. It turned out our journey was pretty short but it got us north of the Salt Lake area, into the Wasatch National Forest, and to the Box Elder...

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Into Utah

Into Utah

The scenery on the trip from Rock Springs, Wyoming to Salt Lake City, Utah is nothing short of spectacular! We did consider doing a side trip to Fort Bridger and in fact got off the interstate and drove through Lyman toward the fort not knowing that Fort Bridger is...

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Jurrassic Park Fossilized

Jurrassic Park Fossilized

Wow! This has been on Our List for ever so long. We're at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah! It's another of those places where we must come back! This time we arrived just after two busloads of Roads Scholars so it was crazy busy. We took the tram up to the quarry...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Cobh on Our Own

Cobh on Our Own

For our first adventure together on the Emerald Isle, we walked the streets of Cobh, County Cork, explored St Colman’s Cathedral, and visited the Cobh Heritage Center.