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Driving CA Route 108: The Sonora Pass

After three days in Bridgeport and a pleasant brekky in Lee Vining, Sami and I hit the road and headed north along U.S. Route 395 to CA-108. California State Route 108 is an east-west highway that traverses the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. The Sonora Pass is steep and winding in many places. While… Continue reading Driving CA Route 108: The Sonora Pass

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Side Trails: Hog Springs and Glen Canyon

The bridge at Hog Spring The adventure continued our last full day in Utah after leaving Capitol Reef National Park. Instead of taking Utah 24 back to I-70 directly to Moab, we headed south on Route 95 with the intent of skirting the south end of Canyonlands before hitting U.S. 191 again and arriving back… Continue reading Side Trails: Hog Springs and Glen Canyon

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Gateway to Adventure: Moab, Utah

Arches National Park After spending two days in Sedona, Arizona, we continued north to Utah on our national parks road trip adventure. We checked out of the Wyndham Sedona and after a breakfast of coffee and Safeway cinnamon coffee cake, we repacked the car and headed north on U.S. Route 89 through the recreation areas… Continue reading Gateway to Adventure: Moab, Utah

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Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is a hiker's paradise. Located on the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau in central Arizona, Sedona is famous for its red rock formations and eclectic culture. We've driven through this part of Arizona before. Back in 2012, we stopped in Sedona for a night on the way back from southern Colorado. While… Continue reading Sedona, Arizona

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Ode to the Great American Road Trip

Car packed for a road trip in California #minivanlife With life returning to a new normal as Covid19 becomes more endemic and regional restrictions ease up, more folks are heading out on vacations. Some families are taking vacations that had been postponed as a result of the pandemic, while others are embracing a slower pace… Continue reading Ode to the Great American Road Trip