Flagstaff

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Finally arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona. We stayed at the Moenkopi River house. Several in our crew were flying in to Vegas or Phoenix and catching a shuttle to Flagstaff. Flights were cancelled and delayed because of weather, but all were eventually gathered at the river house. Some went shopping for groceries while others began packing […]

Texas and New Mexico

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Traveled across Texas with a stop in Amarillo to see the Cadillac Ranch. Sadly, the old cars have pretty much rusted away to nothing. All that remains is a thick shell of paint where folks have sprayed over them. The area was littered with paint cans Final destination for the day was Tucumcari, New Mexico. […]

On the road again

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Our first stop was her first stop was in Buffalo, Tennessee. The trip was uneventful except that the trailer brakes were grabbing a bit. We stayed at a KOA Campground and dined at Rochelle’s BBQ. Food was great. There were lots of funny signs inside. The next day the rest of the gang went to a […]

Setbacks and last minute preparations

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Loading the trailer (Photo by Bridget Tincher) Less than two weeks before our launch date, three of our crew had to cancel due to medical issues. Now we were down to 13. Those included: Robert, Chris and Aaron Anderson, Bridget Tincher, Tom Connelly, Heath Henson, Susan Sharp, Nancy Ward, Adam Wood, Jess Parks, Pete Boyd, […]

Grand Canyon 2019

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It was the last day and the last half-hour before the Grand Canyon river permit lottery closed. I had never applied before, but thought I would give it a shot. Odds are about 1 in 100.  I put in for a permit in the middle of March for a trip of 16 people. Soon I […]