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Day 19 :: October 07, 2004: 01:57 AM

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 Day Nineteen We got up to clear blue skies and sun and a very dewy wet tent. The sun soon dried it off and we left, after a quick look at our accommodation in daylight: the... read more

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Day 18 :: October 07, 2004: 01:47 AM

Tuesday, October 5th Day Eighteen We started the day at Gallup, NM on route 66. On our way to the Petrified Forest we had passed a teepee motel ( guests stay in teepees) a place I recently saw on a... read more

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Day Seventeen :: October 07, 2004: 12:04 AM

Monday, October 4th, 2004 Day seventeen We left Grand Canyon National Park at 10:30 am. The mileage for the trip so far: 4594 miles. we stopped by the post office on iste with more postcards and to send home a... read more

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Day 16 :: October 04, 2004: 01:57 PM

Sunday, October 3rd Day Sixteen I woke up at the very time church would be starting back home: local time was 7:30 a.m. This would be our last day at the Grand Canyon and we still had things we wanted... read more

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Day 15 :: October 04, 2004: 01:56 PM

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004 Day Fifteen By late Friday it was obvious people were showing up for the weekend so we thought Saturday might be a good day to take off and look at some of the other sights, not... read more

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Day 14 :: October 03, 2004: 08:04 PM

Friday, October 1st, 2004 Day Fourteen We managed to have a very cosy night and it turned out the temperature did not fall below the mid- thirties. Tonight may be different though. The clearing of the skies promised for days... read more

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Day 13 :: October 03, 2004: 07:52 PM

Thursday, September 30, 2004 Day Thirteen We were not as cold as we expected but the temperature had fallen below 40f overnight. During the night I heard coyotes and in the morning the huge flapping wings of ravens flying around... read more

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Day 12 :: October 03, 2004: 07:52 PM

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 Day Twelve We began the day in our little Mormon motel, getting up early in the rain, taking an English muffin from the breakfast area but heading over the road for an espresso – even little... read more

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Day 11 :: October 03, 2004: 07:50 PM

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 Day Eleven Well..plans can change…especially if they are as loose as ours. We broke camp, had breakfast at the local diner, got a latte for the journey and uploaded yesterday’s blog entry and set off down... read more

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Day Ten :: September 28, 2004: 12:33 PM

Monday, September 27th, 2004 Day Ten This was our last full day in Moab and we wanted to visit the northern part of Canyonlands National Park. On the way we went through the Utah State Park: Dead Horse Point (I’ll... read more

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day Nine :: September 27, 2004: 10:43 PM

Sunday, September 26th 2004 Day Nine We started the day with the odometer at 3210 miles. After breakfast at the tent, we went into Moab, stopped by the café to upload two days of blog, looked around an awesome mineral... read more

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Day 8 :: September 26, 2004: 12:55 PM

Saturday, September 25th 2004 Day Eight One week is completed, two more weeks to go. Today was the day for Arches National Park. The day was expected to be sunny but not over hot and so it turned out. We... read more

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Day 7 :: September 26, 2004: 12:52 PM

Friday, September 24th Day Seven We began the day at Afton, Wyoming in a motel which, unbeknownst to us (we arrived late at night) sat below a huge escarpment. A friend of ours, who made this trip a decade ago... read more

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Day 6 :: September 25, 2004: 12:46 PM

Thursday, September 23rd Day Six We bought breakfast as today was going to be major sightseeing in Yellowstone Park. This tiny town (Gardiner) has two espresso places so Mike was happy. The morning was cool (42 f) and drizzly but... read more

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Day 5 :: September 25, 2004: 12:27 PM

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 Day Five Having checked into a motel late and in the dark we were surprised when we opened our room door and saw the Big Horn mountains complete with snow right in front of us. The... read more

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Day 4 :: September 22, 2004: 11:26 AM

Tuesday, September 22, 2004 Day 4 Start mileage 1633 at Murdo, South Dakota a small community beside the I-90 which seems to have been founded by Murdo MacKenzie and names don’t come much more Scottish than that. The first and... read more

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Day three :: September 21, 2004: 12:50 AM

Monday, September 20th 2004 Day 3 We started the day having traveled 1022 miles on the trip on the previous two days. We had a couple of options: One was to travel 3-400 miles and camp, the other to push... read more

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Day two :: September 20, 2004: 12:19 AM

Sunday, September 19th 2004: day two We began the day by getting back onto I-90 and headed into Cleveland rather than take the by-pass as we thought we would use our GPS system to find a Starbucks. I had printed... read more

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Day One :: September 20, 2004: 12:18 AM

Saturday September 18th 2004 Day One: We prepared to leave as the remnants of Hurricane Ivan rained down on Troy. With our side of the garage full of bags of construction debris, we had to take everything out to the... read more

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