In 1967 my father bought a Pontiac Catalina and a dingy old travel trailer and took his girlfriend, my brother and me on a road trip. Over the next 8 weeks we drove 13,498 miles, visited 51 parks, and saw wonders like geysers, redwoods, grizzlies, and the Summer of Love in San Francisco. The trip made an indelible impression, cementing my appreciation for the natural world and the American landscape. This summer Pamela and I hope to repeat the experience for our family.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Tuesday, June 29

11:00 Checked out of Mirage Hotel

11:30 Went to Barnes and Noble to get Linden a book. Said goodbye to Grandma Judy.

12:00 Stopped at Vons to get picnic items for lunch.

1:52 (WAT) ….(also known as weird AZ time) Entered AZ

3:18 (MT) Entered UT. Landscape starting to get interesting.

4:01 Passed ostrich farm. Approaching Zion. Landscape spectacular.

4:09 Entering Rockville. The road just turned red. Matches the trees. Seeing lots of apricot trees loaded with ripe fruit.

4:12 Entering Springdale, UT. Check in to Bumbleberry Inn.

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