Driving through Arizona is so great and there is lots to see and do. Everybody thinks only of the Grand Canyon NP but Montezuma Castle with its cliff dwellings and Sedona with its red rocks are also great places to go.
We made a jeep tour at sunset, unfortunately not with the spectacular colors because of the clouds but nevertheless a great ride.
There are miles and miles of hikes. We made several short and long hikes into the Red Rocks NF, one of them was a great hike near Bell Rock with spectacular views. This time of year there are flowers everywhere.
Finally we made a heli flight to admire Sedona like an eagle, just one big WOW. View our little You Tube movie over here. And more pictures over here.
This is our second time over here but we will sure come back again. Sedona is a great place to come back over and over again.
While visiting we stayed at Verde River RV Resort, the sisterpark of Wineridge (Pahrump NV) and many others. This park is under construction and will be a perfect place to stay while visiting the area.. The pool and spa were almost finished when we where there and it gives you a good idea how the park will look like later one.
Now we go up to Durango CO, we will stay in touch.
Another trail ride into the mountains, gone for over four hours and having lunch at an old mine.
There was no gold or silver anymore but on our way back we found gold: wild horses with a little baby. What a great trip. More pics over here.
Great to be back. Getting everything out of storage, cleaning and enjoying the warm weather.
What fun it was to be in Indian Waters RV Resort, Indio CA. We met so many Canadian friends over here, made new ones - Canadian and Americans – and played a lot of pickle ball together. Also Puk and Wim, our Dutch friends, who are travelling around with their rig, came to visit us for lunch, good to talk with them. Nance and Bob stayed in Indian Waters and we had great happy hours and campfires. In Indio and Palm Springs we also did some shopping to take home. We had an awesome thanksgiving dinner, lots of people and lots of turkey.
The time is come to think about going home, so we looked for storage but it was almost impossible to find a good place, eventually we got hold of a great storage in Pahrump NV, that means we had to drive back to Wineridge RV Resort in Pahrump, a short drive of six hours – a beautiful drive through the dessert . Driving down here we had a little wind, now we know what ‘zero visibility’ means: sand only sand! This is the dessert.
Pahrump got snow on the mountains, great view and cold….. brrrrr. We picked up our rental in Las Vegas and did some serious cleaning, packing and with a few days left and getting used to the cold over here we are ready to go the other side of the pond and visit our Dutch friends and family. It will be great to see them all! It was fun but now it is time to leave our home on wheels for a while.
We came to Pahrump Nevada for a week, we stayed four weeks. So much to do and see and we played a lot, lot, lots of Pickle ball with our great Pahrump friends, so much fun and a good exercise. We stayed at Wineridge RV Resort, a beautiful place with great views on the Spring Mountains. We made short off road trips just behind our RVsite and have seen wild horses. We had huge expensive neighbours and also normal people like us…..
Death Valley is only a 45 minutes drive, so we made several trips into the National Park. What an awesome park. Temperature is good this time of year only 80 F (28C). Death Valley is 280 foot (80 meter) under sea level so going down gave us great mileages. Frank was a very happy camper. Even at the end of the day getting home we made 17 miles to the gallon.
We did the Artist Drive, they will close it this winter for road repair after the big flooding last year. Scotty’s Castle and the road to it are still closed and will be re-opend by end of 2019. In 2016 they had a LOT of flooding over here.
Made great little hikes in Death Valley, still to hot for us for long ones..
We went for an off-road adventure: Titus Canyon – 45 km – it was just a wide enough road for our big truck, but we did it. Such a great tour. Going up and down the mountains, passing a old mining town.
Red Rock Canyon Nat’l Park, a 40 minutes drive just before going in to Las Vegas. Don’t go there in the weekend, we did as do hundreds of other people, but a great place to hike and have a great 15 mile loop drive. It was our second time over here, and again very pretty.
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, on your way from Pahrump to Death Valley. They thought about building a city over here, good they did not, such a great visitor center, beautiful aquifer with little bleu fishes (pupfishes) who are endangered.
So lots of things over here in Pahrump Nevada, we loved it and we still have some great time to spend in Nevada and California. See more pics over here.
Unfortunately, it kept raining in North Oregon so we moved south to look for the Californian Sunshine and we found it. So far a great trip. We went south in a couple of days, visiting Myrtle Creek and ended in Groveland near the west entrance of Yosemite National Park.
We did a lot of exploring, driving and hiking in and around the park. The weather was beautiful, what a great park to visit but…. a lot (a lot lot lot) of people. The falls are all dried up because of the extreme drought in California, no falls to be seen but in the past we have seen them with a lot of water (and less people in the park!)
The Tioga Pass was still open, no snow at all, so we went all the way up and down, awesome views, we even had a road bear! so we are not complaining at all…..
We made some great trips in the valley, did some bicycling on the valley floor and had great views on the dried falls.
We visited Columbia State Historic Park , a must see when you are here. They do a good job explaining the Gold Rush-era and all about the mother lode – GOLD.
More pics over here.