Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wednesday, May 29: Lotsa Work, Lotsa Rain, Lotsa Bears!

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After signing in with our employer on Tuesday the 21st we visited the marina to meet the new manager and get our preseason work schedules (the season begins June 15th). Preseason involves training and getting the marina prepped. We work …

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Sunday, May 19 – Arrival in Yellowstone!

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The freezer was stuffed in the trailer with care, And Yellowstone beckoned; we soon would be there. Sorry. Couldn’t help it. As the sun set Saturday evening we began remembering things we should have picked up at Costco, but forgot. …

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Saturday, May 18 – Pocatello, Idaho

In 2012 we spent our first night after leaving Yellowstone in Pocatello because it was a reasonable distance (158 miles) from the park’s west entrance. It is where we had the trailer repaired after the tongue jack failed as we …

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Wednesday, May 15 – Canyonlands National Park

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The 290 mile drive from Chicken Little Campground to Moab, Utah was pleasant and uneventful. It is fascinating driving into this part of Utah because the terrain is so unique. The flat, dry, volcanic remnants of New Mexico slowly give …

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Tuesday, May 14 – Camping With the Chickens

We spent the night of May 11 at Walmart in Edgewood, New Mexico. This was sort of a commemorative stop in recognition of our first ever Walmart sleepover (see Walmart Saves the Day). Mary Ann wanted to pay a visit to the …

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Saturday, May 11 – Into New Mexico

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In Oklahoma we stayed in Elk City and visited the Route 66 Museum and Washita Battlefield National Monument. The museum was pretty interesting but the national monument was kind of … well… we’d have done alright not going. We had …

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Thursday, May 9 – Oklahoma, Here We Come!

I learned what road construction crews do with the debris that gets scraped up when old road surfaces are demolished prior to road repaving: it is transported to Oklahoma where it is spread by aerial dispersion over prepared road beds …

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Wednesday, May 8 – 4 States in One Day

This morning we bade farewell to Huntsville. The first big test of the brakes on our rig was making our way down the mountain where we’d been camping. All went well and we even made our way to I-565 without …

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Sunday, May 5 – Arrive in Hunstville

The temperature only made it down to 42 overnight (had been forecast to reach 38) so a little bit of a reprieve there. Since we weren’t connected to power I was hoping the gas furnace would actually run off the …

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Saturday May 4 – Heeeeere We Go

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The week’s incessant rain continued today though it abated long enough for the slide outs to dry off enough to be retracted without flooding the interior of the rv. We managed to finally get everything loaded and stowed and down …

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