Welcome to our Adventure...

We packed up the kids, dog and the trailer and headed out for adventure, learning and helping others. During our adventure we will try to update this site as often as possible to keep everyone interested involved in our travels and to keep a journal for ourselves. The plan is to be working, schooling, helping and sharing on the road for a year.
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

On the Road to Moab

After Brock's morning meetings, we pulled out of Clear Creek RV Park right at 11 am and headed out of town. We had about a 6 hour drive over the Rockies.

The Yukon did great, pulling our beast of a trailer without much trouble.

We did, however, discover that both our propane tanks were emptied this morning. Within the last few months, we had started leaving both tanks open so that the regulator would automatically switch from one to the other when the first ran out, but we hadn't kept a close enough eye on the level and had run them both dry. No eggs for breakfast since we couldn't use the stove top. Also, no opening the fridge today since it needs to function as an ice box with no gas to run it on the long drive.

The mountains were sure beautiful, so many trees and awesome rock walls. I was teasing the kids because in one area, the canyon walls looked to me like Minecraft blocks. They looked up from their screens long enough to see.

After we crossed the mountains, we stopped in Grand Junction for gas and decided to eat a late lunch/early dinner out. We chose quick and easy and went in to a Wendy's. The food was ok, but I think it was the most disorganized, poorly managed restaurant we'd ever seen. They had the hardest time figuring out how to fulfill our whole order, then tried to give us two more burgers that we hadn't ordered. My patty was pink in the middle which may be ok at home, but not on a mass-produced meat like that. We saw just about every customer return something while we were there. The staff threw away a ton of food. It was sad, but at least we didn't have rumbling tummies anymore.

We finished up the drive, passing through the town of Moab to our reserved RV park. Spanish Trail RV Park is a Passport America participating park. Our rate was a little higher due to the per head charge for each person over the first 2 people, but it was still a decent rate for a park in this area. It is one of the only ones to have real grass between sites and some nice shade trees which is a good bonus. All the services work well and are placed well for our trailer. The wifi works decently too. Right across the highway was a Shell station with an LP fill station so we are now back in business. :O)

We met a nice couple in the site next to us who are "traveling buddies" after their respective spouses passed away several years ago. They reside in California, but had spent the last month traveling together some in BC and some in the American southwest. They were so nice. They gave us their advice after having explored Arches and Canyonlands in the last couple days. The lady brought us over some fresh peanut brittle that she had made and asked us to help them eat it. Then, she gave us a little bag of biscotti that she had made as well. We enjoyed visiting with them into the evening.

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