COVID in Colorado (and Mesa Verde too)

A lot has happened during the past 36 hours. Went to a national park. Had a couple “shitcidents.” And had a confirmed case of COVID. Where should I begin? Kristi has had a migraine pretty much since we arrived in Colorado, so we haven’t really been able to enjoy the sights as much as we’dContinue reading “COVID in Colorado (and Mesa Verde too)”

Forget Route 66. What about Route 89?

Many people have heard of Route 66 – the famous highway that goes east to west frequented by RVs and those seeking the western states. That route definitely has some cool stuff along the way but what about Route 89? So far, Route 89 has contained not only the most scenic drives, but also someContinue reading “Forget Route 66. What about Route 89?”

Buckskin Gulch & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Another suggestion from new friends we met earlier on this trip was doing this hike to a place called Buckskin Gulch. Basically it is what is called a slot canyon such as the famous Antelope Canyon. However, due to COVID Antelope Canyon is closed. But down the road an hour is this one and itContinue reading “Buckskin Gulch & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument”

Petrified Forest National Park, The Painted Desert, and Blue Mesa

This national park is kind of odd because you don’t hear much about it like you do with parks like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. However, after visiting I’m convinced that it is extremely under-rated. Everyone driving though Route 66 should stop in and check out at least a few attractions on this 28 mileContinue reading “Petrified Forest National Park, The Painted Desert, and Blue Mesa”