Here are the Blogs in the Four Corners Loop 2013 category.
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013
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We made it back home safely after a 495 mile drive. We made one stop at Eddy Creek Resort & Marina in Kentucky to visit with friends there. Mavis took the photo of the arch at St Louis from a side window. We crossed the Mississippi on I-64/55. We had dinner at McDonald’s and I tried the new ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/28/2013 8:51 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 26 May 2013
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At Mineola, MO (Lazy Day Campground) we are now 1,141 miles from Moab. We have endured high gusty winds on our passenger side the entire time except for the last 100 miles. It is so nice to get out of the wind. Today’s highlight was a visit to the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, KS. President Eisenhower ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2013 8:18 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 25 May 2013
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We are back to boring interstate driving.  It’s OK in the morning but around 10AM the wind starts to blow and I have to constantly correct for the gusts on our starboard side. It is also noise. I have always enjoyed visiting attractions called “Visit the World’s Largest ____”.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2013 8:34 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 24 May 2013
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We are on our way back to Nashville now. To get things started we drove 420 miles to get past Denver and avoid the holiday crowds at RV parks. The traffic heading west into the mountains was stop and go for miles. We had no problem with traffic as we were heading east. I-70 has some spectacular scenery ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2013 9:05 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 23 May 2013
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The photo above is a panoramic view of the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point. You can see the river top left and bottom right. Arches National, Park is well worth seeing. As Memorial Day approaches traffic in the park was fairly heavy.  We saw all the arches we needed to see driving about ½ ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2013 11:38 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
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I always thought interstate highways were boring. Well I-70 is anything but. Check out the photos above. We took the interstate because it saved nearly 200 miles over the “direct route” through Escalante and Canyonlands NP. We got a good campground in Moab with no reservation. With Memorial ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2013 10:24 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013
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We left Zion on US98 which goes to the East Gate of the National Park. A series of switchbacks takes you up a 1000 ft or so and then you enter a tunnel. Two way traffic is stopped for motor homes like ours because of our width I was told by the warden. It also costs $15 extra. After Zion we were on ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2013 9:51 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013
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We took the shuttle bus 15 miles or so into the canyon and then hiked ½ mile to the point where you have to ford the river with its 50 degree water. Pictures are better than words to describe Zion. Click here for a slideshow or Click here to see  slideshow in Picasa ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2013 7:22 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 19 May 2013
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Our first stop was Brigham Young’s winter home. We were personally guided around the home by a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.  Many of the objects in the home belonged to Brigham Young. He was the second president of the church and led his followers to Utah after incidents ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2013 9:19 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 17 May 2013
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The 100 degree panoramic photo above is from Day 13 when we visited Bright Angel Poiint on the North Rim of Grand Canyon.  We decided to spend a couple of days in St. George so as to avoid the weekend campers in the National Parks. The trip to St. George was not very photogenic. We are camped ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2013 12:10 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 16 May 2013
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" We picked a good day to visit the canyon. It’s an 80 mile drive and we were there in under 2 hours. The description that follows was written by my father of our family's 1950 visit and is much better than anything I could write. "A three ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2013 8:05 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
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We went back to the overlook for Lake Powell’s Wahweap Marina to get a better photo. I estimate there are slips for 400 large houseboats. It is the largest marina on all the US inland lakes. There are many more slips for small powerboats but I only saw one megayacht. Lake Powell is a very different ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2013 10:21 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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Lake Powell is named after John Wesley Powell the first known person to explore the Colorado River in 1869. The lake was formed by the Glen Canyon dam dating back to 1957. Not since Lake Mead in Nevada had we seen anything like it. The best way to see it is by boat (of course) ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2013 10:57 AM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 13 May 2013
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It is 126 miles from Monument Valley to Page. We left early as Day 10 means it’s laundry day. The scenery changed all the time from the Monument Valley mesas, buttes, and spires to really twisted and spun rock formations near Page. There were two coin laundries across the main street from each ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2013 6:46 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 12 May 2013
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I had a pancake breakfast at the campground restaurant. There is a gas station at Morehead but the price for diesel was $4.42.  I bet we could do better in Cortez just 14 miles away and filled up for $3.79. The next stop was the actual Four Corners where Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2013 10:00 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 11 May 2013
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It was a short 36 mile drive from Durango to the Visitor Center at Mesa Verde (green table). Then it was almost the same distance in the park to the cliff dweller Pueblo Indian homes. We took the ranger tour at Cliff Palace which is the largest of the ancient towns in the park. It was built and occupied ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/11/2013 9:42 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 10 May 2013
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The train ride was well worth the time and cost. Everything about this railway is done right. It’s owners are running it as a labor of love with no expense spared and great staff from the ticket agent to the attendant, Ellie, and the considerable crew it takes to run the train. Ellie is a geologist ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2013 9:21 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 9 May 2013
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The drive to Durango was an easy 174 miles over mostly good roads with one mountain range to cross.  We drove beside the Rio Grande River for a time and crossed over at South Fork. This river starts in the mountains north west from South Fork and flows south though New Mexico, passing Albuquerque, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2013 10:55 PM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 8 May 2013
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Today was kind of a rest day. I checked the house batteries when we got up and with our watching a two hour movie, and the heat going all night, we still had power.   We turned on the generator and Mavis cooked sausage biscuits for breakfast in the microwave. Two of those last all day.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/08/2013 6:47 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 7 May 2013
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We had most of another day on the Santa Fe Trail. When you think about it the route follows the Arkansas River. Man first walked on the Prairie beside the river to find a way west. In the 19th century wagons traveled the route. In the 1880’s the railway was built on the route, then finally in ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2013 6:56 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 6 May 2013
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Who would have thought we would drive almost 1,000 miles to see the world’s largest hand dug well . . .  and that’s not all; it is one of the 8 wonders of Kansas!  Well it turns out to be quite a story.  The city of Greensburg, KS needed water and dug the stone lined well ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2013 8:39 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 5 May 2013
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We drove 360 miles today arriving at Fall River State Park at 4:00PM. It took an hour to find the Corps of Engineers Campground that had full service campsites with a view of the dam out our front window. The host told us that this was the first time in 2 years they were letting water spill through ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2013 8:07 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 4 May 2013
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We drove the car to the shed in Murray, packed our stuff into the View, and headed for Kenlake Marina. We met with our marine technicians Tami and Rick. They are installing a new AC Unit in the main salon and had some questions about where to put the control panel. The 32 year old unit sounded like ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/04/2013 10:26 PM by Bob Duthie
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