Published: May 2nd 2009May 2nd 2009
Hi there! We’re on the road again. We hitched up the camper and left on april 13th heading west on a southerly route through Baton Rouge, Houston (at 6:00 am), San Antonio and then west on US 90 to Del Rio on the Rio Grande and then on up to Big Bend Nat’l Park where we stayed 4 days. Big Bend is unique, remote and big! Not for everybody but we liked it. There are roadrunners and javelinas there. Then we went due north for about 300 miles to Carlbad, NM. The caves were amazing, just like we’ve heard. Then it was on up to Gallup, NM where there was 40-50 mph winds and then Monticello, UT were it was snowing and 34 degrees in the morning! It’s really dry out here too 10-15% humidity, which takes some getting used to. We went to Canyonlands NP and spent 4 days in Arches NP….we’ve hiked every marked trail in Arches. Today is May 2nd and we’re in Moab, UT for a few days. Yesterday was our 33rd anniversary…we went to a Thai restaurant which was fun! We’ve stocked up on groceries, washed the clothes and tomorrow we head to Capital Reef NP
Big bend overlook
Overlooking our campground with Mexico to the left of the Rio Grande. Mexicans would sneak over and leave the hiking sticks, bracelets, etc and ask for donations.
for 4 or 5 days….then it’s on to various places in Southern Utah for the next several weeks and then down to Grand Canyon.
There are more photos below