Category Archives: National Parks

Back In The Day: My Journey Home

In August of 1976, my life was in shambles, living on my own in a studio apartment in my small hometown of Bucyrus, Ohio. Not counting a couple days that I did a quick visit in August, 2007, I had … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Petrified In Arizona

Carolyn took the month of June off from work in what Southwest refers to as Emergency Time Off. What that amounts to is that you receive a small portion of pay for helping the company reduce labor cost during the … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Snow Canyon State Park

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Our free breakfast at the Garden Inn wasn’t too exciting. With the COVID restrictions, no options but it came with the room. Our destination today is Snow Canyon State Park. The entrance is about 12 miles … Continue reading

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From Zion to St. George: Socially Distanced and Socially Shamed (I’m A Pepper)

June 1, 2020 Out of bed, get some coffee from our favorite coffee place in Kanab, Jakey Leigh’s Coffee Shop and Bakery. Ready to get out on the road and head to Zion National Park via the Mount Carmel Junction … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Hoodoo You Love–Part 2

May 31, 2020 Today’s journey will take Carolyn and I to Kodachrome Basin State Park a drive of close to 100 miles up Route 89 and across Scenic Route 12 to Cannonville. Our first stop is in Hatch for some … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Hoodoo You Love–Part 1

A loop hike into the depths of Bryce Canyon. Continue reading

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Isolation Blues: Into The Great Wide Open Part–2

Friday, May 29, 2020 Coffee is essential for another long day of traveling and hiking. Once again we trust our front desk agent, who probably has never drank a cup of coffee, to give us a recommendation. She sends us … Continue reading

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Isolation Blues: Into The Great Wide Open Part–1

Into the great wide open Under them skies of blue Out in the great wide open A rebel without a clue Carolyn had decided to take June off of work from Southwest Airlines on what they call Emergency Time Off, … Continue reading

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Living High in Colorado

Woke up this morning And the first thing I did see Was mountains rising to the sky On every side of me Waterfalls, canyon walls Windy down on main street Everybody that I meet They all want to show me … Continue reading

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Marching to Zion (Experiencing life in Zion and Bryce National Parks)

Then let our songs abound, And every tear be dry; We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground To fairer worlds on high. We’re marching to Zion, Beautiful, beautiful Zion; We’re marching upward to Zion, The beautiful city of God.  (Robert Lowery) Carolyn … Continue reading

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