So today is August 4, day 90 of 180. Halfway through our trip. STOP SLOW DOWN !!! We cannot be halfway through already…..And there was me not sure I would even make to 2 months ….LOL.
So since Bryce we have travelled to Grand Canyon North Rim NP#25 for the day. |Very sadly we could not get to where we wanted to hike as someone had fallen off the cliff and died about 10 minutes before we got there. Trying to get “that” photograph. Tragic.
(Wi-Fi is poor yet again and I cannot upload photos. Will play catch up another day.)
From Grand Canyon we went to Zion NP #26, (July 28) stunning drive from east to west, along with a couple of hikes. Chris was super excited, he finally got up close to a Rattlesnake and a Tarantula !!! Beautiful park but oh so busy !!..
From here we headed out early to get through the Zion Tunnel, which if you have an oversized vehicle they have to shut the tunnel and allow you to drive down the middle and its a mile long! Arrived at Valley of Fire State Park and aptly named as the temps were in excess of 110 !! We were thinking of staying the night, but decided against it ! Also helpful tip , when in those kinds of temps do not leave your vehicle running on idle whilst you sort out the GPS.. It will over heat !!!. Drove on to Boulder City and had a quick visit to Hoover Dam. Nevada #29. Lake Mead NRA#27.
July 30th day 85, Vegas baby !!!. Temps reached 118 !!! Stayed in the AC until about 6 pm and then ventured out. Had a wander around the strip and then dinner in Paris. Next morning we were going to book a show , but on the local news was an announcement that The Killers were doing a free concert on the strip as part of The Jimmy Kimmel show. Well had to be done, hopped on Piglet to 11th Street records to get passes. And they were fantastic !!! After we headed to Bellagio and saw Amy with her children. LOL . Yes my good friend from Ktown !! So with an extra day booked at Circus Circus campground we brought tickets for KA Cirque De Soliel , what an amazing show , well worth going to see. After the show we headed downtown to Fremont Street, interesting. Vegas was a lot of fun and so pleased we took the time to go and experience it.
Next stop was Mojave NP#28 , Route 66 and Joshua Tree NP#29. Stayed in Black Canyon Campground. ~
Day 89 was a driving day , Joshua Tree to Pismo beach !!! Hit a huge storm coming over the Sierra Nevada’s. Had a few issues with finding a campsite, but Good Sam came through yet again. Very nice site , not on the beach but close. So Pismo … why have I never been here before. I used to live 2 hours down the road !! The beach itself is actually a road and you can drive onto the beach , RV’s and all ! And the sand dunes …OMG so much fun. We rented an ATV each and spent 2 hours driving over the dunes. To finish off the day we sat on the beach and watched whales, yes whales , dolphins , sea otters and pelicans. All from the beach !!! One of the best days so far!! I LOVE THE BEACH !!
Lots of love 48beforeitstoolate xx