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Old 05-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #29
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Just a reminder, Lex, that you will soon be traveling in higher altitudes for a week or two. (Santa Fe I believe is 7000 feet above sea level.) It usually takes several days for your body to become accustomed to the high altitude and you probably won't feel as peppy as you hoped for. So relax, keep well-hydrated (with water), don't over-exert and enjoy. Your vehicle may seem a little less powerful, too, but that's normal and also nothing to worry about.

You probably know all this already because of your extensive travels. When we have visitors from Texas or the west coast, they always wonder why they feel tired when they first get here, so that's why I'm reminding!

We all want your trip to be the "Trip of a Lifetime!"
Hi George,
We are both in good health in Taos.
The temp is very nice.
Tomorrow we 'll head for Durango.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:08 AM   #30
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Lex & Rita - Greetings from Nevada, USA! We want to add our appreciation for the delightful stories and wonderful photographs we find as we read your Blog. We wish you continued safe journeys and many more memorable experiences. L 'n D
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:50 PM   #31
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In a few days we will be less then 200 mls from Salt Lake City.
Is Salt Lake City worth the drive?
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:07 PM   #32
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Hi Lex,

Is your question really 400 miles, 200 up and 200 back down? Or, are you thinking of skipping hot Las Vegas?

I'll send you a private message.

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Is your question really 400 miles, 200 up and 200 back down? Or, are you thinking of skipping hot Las Vegas?

I'll send you a private message.

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Hi Nancy,

Yes. No.

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Old 05-21-2009, 07:04 AM   #34
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In a few days we will be less then 200 mls from Salt Lake City.
Is Salt Lake City worth the drive?
No----Unless you are deeply interested in genealogy. The LDS (Mormon) Church, headquartered there, has one of the world's finest repositories of genealogical records at their Family History Center. (Note: many of their records can be accessed free on the internet.)

Salt Lake City has many other interesting and beautiful things and buildings, but primarily considering your limited schedule, S.L.C. wouldn't be high on my list for a detour.
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No----Unless you are deeply interested in genealogy. The LDS (Mormon) Church, headquartered there, has one of the world's finest repositories of genealogical records at their Family History Center. (Note: many of their records can be accessed free on the internet.)

Salt Lake City has many other interesting and beautiful things and buildings, but primarily considering your limited schedule, S.L.C. wouldn't be high on my list for a detour.
Thanks. We skip this detour.
We are in Moab (KOA).
Probably saturday return to Blandings (we can't stay here: memorial day, kampground fully booked).
And then route 95.

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:03 AM   #36
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Hi: Lex& Rita... Love the pic's of your trip!!! We have a bit of the same landscape in the Badlands of Alberta, Canada complete with cacti and sage brush.
Looks like you encountered a couple of Mennonite Women on your hike to the Arches. We also have many Mennonite families living close to us. Some of them travel from Mexico to work in the fruit orchards and vegetable farms nearby.
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Hi: Lex& Rita... Love the pic's of your trip!!! We have a bit of the same landscape in the Badlands of Alberta, Canada complete with cacti and sage brush.
Looks like you encountered a couple of Mennonite Women on your hike to the Arches. We also have many Mennonite families living close to us. Some of them travel from Mexico to work in the fruit orchards and vegetable farms nearby.
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Hi Alf,
Cacti on that latitude? Wow :-)
Mennonites, that is what Nancy suggested also.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:52 PM   #38
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Lex, thank you for continung to post your adventures and great photographs. I have been following your blog with interest.

I was interested in reading your European observations on American traffic. Here in Florida one can also legally pass on the right (provided one is not exceeding the speed limit) if traffic to the left is moving slower. Nevertheless I miss the predictability and orderliness of traffic and discipline of moving over after one has passed, as on the Autobahn for example (at least - when I was last there about ten years ago). My motto now is; ALWAYS expect the unexpected!

Anyway; safe travels to you both. I hope you contine to have a great trip.
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Tomorrow we 'll move to Torrey to sightsee Capitol Reef NP.
Campground http://www.thousandlakesrvpark.com

Then to Bryce.
We selected campground: Bryce Canyon Pines. Any comment?

I am looking for campgrounds for Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
Any suggestions?
If yes, how about reservations?

Thanks.

PS. We prefer campgrounds with electrics and wifi.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:09 AM   #40
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It's strictly dry camping but on your way south towards Las Vegas you find Valley of Fire State Park. It's a nice spot.

Now if you are headed to Death Valley by any chance and are going through Pahrump, north west of Las Vegas, one of the absolutely nicest campgrounds ever is Terrible's Lakeside Casino and RV park. There is a Terrible's in downtown Pahrump but don't confuse it with the Terrible's Lakeside Casino and RV Park. This RV park is very popular so if you would be considering it, call ahead and make a reservation. It's just one of the nicest prettiest RV parks.
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Hi,

We too are enjoying your posts. And seconding the recommendation above, a few years back we enjoyed a"desert" experience, dry-camping at Valley of Fire State Park.

In Las Vegas we were happy at the KOA, right beside the Circus Circus Hotel, walking/moving-sidewalk distance from "The Strip" where most of the action takes place. Granted, KOA is basically a landscaped parking lot but it is well-kept and there is a nice pool and other amenities.

If anything has changed since our visit, someone please correct this.

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Hey Lex,

I would go to Circus, Circus KOA too. But.....a few months ago I looked at the neighborhood on google earth and there were many buildings that had been demolished near by. I don't know when the google earth picture was taken. So....there could be construction going on next door.

But you aren't going to sleep in LV anyway. It will probably be too hot and too noisy. We will find you asleep perched against a slot machine or on an indoor park bench.

Basically you just want a place to park your rig while you are in Las Vegas, right?

The Valley of Fire is really neat, but I wouldn't want to rough it out there in the heat in June.

By the way, I really liked your commercial camp site at Thousand Lakes. Do you know the campsite number that was?

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