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Hovis at the Grand Canyon AND the BIG surprise – Day 3 of 4

7 photos in this post  What got more photographed when we took Hovis to the Grand Canyon? The canyon or Hovis? In all honesty it was the canyon BUT Hovis did get a LOT of photos taken. It was quite amusing to see folks walking/running behind Richard with their cameras clicking. Of course some also stopped and talked. She is a wonderful ice breaker and truly brightens up people’s days. (Even today a truck... read more

Grand Canyon by train – Day 1 of 4

7 photos in this post   Spending four days at the Grand Canyon was FABULOUS! Each day we went to a different area using a different mode of transport. Instead of trying to cram it all in one post, I have decided to share each day with you in four separate ones. The “reveal” will happen on Day 3 as the person we were surprising arrived that day having no clue we would also be there. Last... read more

Big Rig Accessibility – Dog parks and more

As I have shared in the past our new rig is approximately 60′ total in length (truck and fifth wheel together). That makes for some interesting parking at times and certainly does not allow us access to all gas/diesel stations. SO as we take this trip I am going to share some of the great places we find along the way. Not every one as that would get boring but the ones that are extra ordinary and... read more

Petrified Forest, Arizona

7 photos in this post  Michelle, Daniel, Hannah and I first visited the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest in 2011. Last week was Richard’s first trip so I drove, allowing him to soak in all the sights. For those reading this who are fulltime RVers or just touring, it is possible and practical to pull a big rig through this national park. I did it with our 60′ rig AND took most of the scenic roads... read more

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