Sunday, April 18, 2021

Spring break Days 15-18 in Kanab




 
The drive from Vegas to Kanab, UT proved to be a super long day.  We thought the drive was supposed to be short so we spent the morning doing a quick morning walk on the Vegas strip.  


Then we made our way to Kanab Utah passing into Arizona, Utah, Arizona and then Utah again.


We wanted to take it a bit easier after that long day so on Monday we went to the Coral Pink Sand State park that was fairly close to our campground. 



Tuesday we were up for something a little more.  We headed to Bryce and did a Sunrise to Sunset hike.  



On the way home from Bryce I booked some tram tickets fir Zion.  Our plan was to scope out Zion and stay at the East entrance the following week so we could do some bike riding there.  Turns out all the camping there was full.  We had a wonderful day in Zion.  Did a 4 miles hike to the Emerald Pools.  I hope to be back to do Angles.  



Friday we took it easy and tried to fix our water pump. We did two short hikes to come caves and dinosaur tracks. 





I really wanted to do a sit canyon hike and stay out of the National parks on the weekend.  Paul found one that fit the Bill. Wire pass. 







Today is Sunday and spring break is over.  We made the short trip to Escalante for the week.  WiFi and cell here is amazing and the town is super cute.  We are close to so many places to see.  




 









Thursday, April 08, 2021

Days 9, 10, 11. Joshua Tree KOA

 

It is hot ask heck here and a bit windy.  Also when planning a place to stay don't take the name to mean anything.  We are 10 mins from Joshua Tree but it is some off road area with lots of people not the actual park entrance.  

Kids are getting most of their school work done without connection issues.  More of I forgot about class issues.  

Paul took off a bit early on Wednesday and we drove to Joshua Tree and got to walk around at sunset.  It was glorious.  

Sunday we head to Nevada for the night and then off to Kanab for a week or maybe two.



Read the last dot:  "Still don't use slower friends as bear bait"





Sunday, April 04, 2021

Day 7 and 8

 Here for a week.  The day was super long yesterday.  Longest dive yet at 375 miles due to detour.  Add in almost getting in a accident and doing a Jack knife move at a gas station we made it with no scratches (just nightmares of hitting a car over and over last night).  Alex ‘s quote from yesterday day is “Don’t quote quotes, except this quote”.  Nathan says “not good” and then goes back to his audio book.  Paul says “Let’s see.. phew that was close” (in reference to the near miss) Basically nobody wants to contribute to this blog.  Paul says he is contributing. 

I am starting to think we picked too hot of location.  Today’s high 93.  At least we have a pool.












Thursday, April 01, 2021

Day 4, 5 and 6

 


We are just outside of Fresno enjoying the heat and getting our vitamin D between zooms.  The kids got a bit behind after our Tuesday and Wednesday travel days but we seem to be back on track.  Nathan is supposed to be growing 2 groups of 6 radish plants and change one thing the two of them.  Well I knew we would leave it in the wrong place and the experiment has been compromised.   (Vacuumed) So I bought new radish seeds and we will start over with the little peat moss seed starters kit I got.


We are trying out the local brews made with real juice.  Think spindrift.

This is to show that there is a rooster and chickens behind us.  Also we found out the pool is closed here.  So that is a bummer.  I double checked and the next place the pool is open.

Had some great tostadas for lunch today.  


Sunny and 84 today!  Another full day and night here then off to Joshua Tree!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Day 3 Travel day Tuesday March 30




Yesterday the kids did school most of the day and Paul worked from the truck.  The weather was chilly but not raining.  After dinner we went into Eugene and got some donuts,  drove around U of Oregon.  Then we played a bit of Battle Sheep.




This morning the kids started their zooms and we packed up to head to an pull through over night in Redding.  We stopped to get Alex some headphones that he didn't pack and got a few other things.  Alex attended ELA from the travel trailer while we shopped.  I found these awesome pens that I wanted to buy for every classroom but I didn't.









We made it to California!