Friday, March 23, 2018


   Time fly's when your having fun! Geni and I arrived at Sundance Resort on December 1st and its March 23rd already! Its really been a relaxing 4 months in the sun, almost everyday here was SUNNY and WARM, what a perfect winter climate. We have met some wonderful new friends that we will keep in contact with thurout our journey and we plan on coming back again.

  We will now slowly star heading North to the Grand Tetons where we will work this summer at the Rocky Mountains Elk Foundation. We are planning to stop and explore Zion, Bryce, Painted desert, Petrified Forest National Parks on the way.


Our Camp view for the last four months, pretty nice!
Resort entrance

Our Sunset view every night!

Parker city has a few 1950's Motels

Parker city coffee shop

50's motel

Downtown parker

Crossroads -Parker strip where we are staying is the California side of the Colorado River

Tree of old stuff nearby the old General store

I camped one night in the desert - so many stars!

Road Runner bar and Grill across the river

Rainbow our last day here , yes it did rain!

Party on the river taxi

Sunset at the pirates den across the river

Very relaxing

Hundreds of miles of ATV trails here!

Our pub

Cactus just getting ready to bloom for spring
Ancient figures carved out in the desert

Only totally visible from high in the air!

Did aliens make these thousand year ago!

Our local donkeys

Just relax with a book on the beach!


County fair -very small

Sunday, March 18, 2018

THE GRAND CANYON - Yes it really is GRAND!

Geni and I drove up to the Grand Canyon to spend a weekend visiting our good friends Clark and Elaine before they end their contract working at the General Store and head South to see family. We tried to vist a couple of weeks ago but the weather was bad in the Canyon and it ended up Snowing there! We also had good friends from Ohio visiting there also, so we all got together and had a wounderful dinner at the Arizona Room at the Bright Angel Lodge.


Our good friends Clark, Elaine, Annabella, Drew, Me, Geni
 Photo credit Clark Hockwald from Our Newell Adventure blog

The Watch Tower at Desert view was built by Fred Harvey in 1932 by the Santa Fe Railroad

Geni & Annabella at Breakfast at the Beautiful  1904 GC Lodge

Watch Tower


Thursday, March 15, 2018


 Geni and I our winding down our time in Beautiful Arizona, we have a week left here at sundance resort. We spent a few days in the Grand Canyon last week (next blog) and took Route 66 from the start of it in Arizona at Coolsprings mile marker 165 to Williams Arizona where we headed North to the Canyon. Geni and I rode this part of RT66 in 2001but we were on a Harley that we rented in Phoenix, It still looks the same 17 years later! I always wanted to stay in a old style Motel and we did in Kingman. It was pretty cool too, the old rooms were still pretty much the same as in the 40's when the El Trovatore was built. The owner also owned the Flamigo in Vegas so a lot of the big music acts would stay over night here before they arrived in Vegas.

   For those of you that are not familial with RT66, its called the mother road of highways. It was built in 1926,The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles. Many family's in America would pack the station wagon full and head out for their vacation to the west coast on RT66.
It would travel thur small town America that had main streets with movie theaters, dime stores with soda fountains, old style dinners with big cheese burgers, its sad to see these small towns no longer are around!



Hotel Escalante Ash fork Arizona
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Kingman Arizona

Cool Springs Arizona

El Trovatore, Kingman



Route 66 Museum, Kingman

Seligman, Arizona

Seligman, Arizona

Seligman, Arizona

Williams, Arizona