Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Salt Lake City, UT area – part 1, Layton and Ogden

Salt Lake City has many suburbs, both to the north and south.  We chose a campground in Layton, to the north, for our base.

On Saturday morning, we drove to nearby Ogden for the weekly farmer’s market.  It was one of the better farmer’s markets we’ve found this trip, with offerings from fresh green beans and peaches to breakfast goodies.  (The breakfast burrito was great!)sl2 sl1   

Historical 25th street is home to the farmer’s market, as well as the communities “horse herd”.  We were amused and delighted at all the painted horses ‘roaming’ the street. sl4 sl3

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Leading east from Ogden is one of the nations scenic byways,  State Road 39.  sl6

We expected outstanding scenery, but were not prepared for the magnificent waterfall beyond the first curve.  It rivals many we’ve seen in national parks.  sl7

As the  rushing water hits the many angles of the rock, it twists and bends in surprising ways.

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We even spotted a sheepherder’s wagon at summit top:sl13 

On the way back down, we stopped at a yard sale, and learned of the mini-festival, Taste of Ogden Valley at a nearby ski resort, Wolf Mountain.  sl14

We enjoyed crab cakes, spinach and goat cheese enchiladas, and mini bison burgers. sl15

The resort was offering chair lift rides to the top of the mountain.  The ride offered a great view of the festival and valley below.

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It’s amazing how many things you can find to see and do on a day that is virtually unplanned, and just happens.


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