Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hell of a place to lose a cow: Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

As you near the rim for the first time, the view is dramatic and overwhelming. Numerous pines veil the grandeur of the amphitheater until you reach the edge. Then, abruptly, the land falls away and looking down you see hundreds … Continue reading

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Our Grand Circle Tour, Part 2

In a wild, remote, and somewhat forgotten part of the Southwest, Hovenweep National Monument contains six separate prehistoric ruined villages dating from the Pueblo period of the mid-thirteenth century. The land is flat with bushy mesas split by steep-sided, quite … Continue reading

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Our Grand Circle Tour

The American Southwest is famous for incredible scenery, red rock pinnacles, and formations, brilliant sunsets, and deep canyons. It is uncommon land, for an uncommon experience, and it’s all within a stone’s throw of Utah. Few states can boast of … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: Utah Dixie, Part 2

Way down south in…Utah Dixie has it all: mild weather, red rock hiking, proximity to national and state parks, golf—even a little cotton. Since the early 1860s when Mormon pioneers came to the far southwestern corner of Utah to grow … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: Utah

Few other states can match the geological diversity of Utah, which sits at the junction of three geophysical regions: the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin. With its unworldly scenery and unusual history, Utah ranks among the … Continue reading

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RVing and Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks

Many will be on the road traveling today and throughout this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel weekend in America, and RVers are out in force, back on the road, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: New Mexico, Part 2

Snowbird roosts Though Snowbirds can be found throughout the southern part of New Mexico, the greatest concentration of them are found in the Las Cruces, Deming, Truth or Consequences, and Alamogordo areas. Las Cruces Las Cruces is blessed with 350 … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: New Mexico

D.H. Lawrence said it best: “I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I ever had. It certainly changed me forever….The moment I saw the brilliant, proud morning sunshine high over the deserts of Santa … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: Alabama and Mississippi

Residents of both states will probably start sending me hate letters for lumping the two states together, but from a snowbird’s perspective there are more similarities than differences. This is the Deep South, and there’s a lot of history here. … Continue reading

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Snowbird destinations: Louisiana, Part 2

Mardi Gras The Mardi Gras or Carnival season officially begins on January 6th, or the Twelfth Night. Mardi Gras Day is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday (Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday). Mardi Gras season … Continue reading

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