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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Wednesday, June 30th

8:45 Sat on balcony at Bumbleberry Inn and ate left over pizza and monkey fingers with coffee while admiring extraordinary view.

9:15 Pamela walked to Sol Food Market to pick up ice and necessities.

9:25 Left money in day-pack at motel. Had to walk back to get it.

10:00 Checked out of Bumbleberry Inn

10:06 Zion Visitor Center so Dave could buy National Park patch

10:30 Left Visitor Center

11:14 Leave Zion National Park

11:20 Spot buffalo roaming

11:25 Math class


Thunderbird Restaurant

Home of the Ho-made Pie

-Mt. Carmel, UT (Mustang Ranch retirement opportunities?)

12:42 Elevation 7777 ft.

12:50 Enter Bryce Canyon National Park

1 comment:

  1. So far, I'm really glad you brought all of that electronic stuff with you. Loving the updates. Have a great 4th of July!