Blogs from Kanab, Utah, United States, North America


North America » United States » Utah » Kanab April 3rd 2015

Roadtrip SW USA: Winners are Grinners...or are they? The lottery for permits to visit The Wave has begun. Only 10 places per many here our chances about 5 percent. He turns the lottery wheel like an egg beater...the numbered balls bouncing...opens the cage...reaches in..."Number 26" he calls...that's our number! This is what we came for...what will we do? ****** I Feel Lucky...Yeh...I Feel Lucky Today. When planning our SW USA trip my Number One fact my only wish...was to visit The Wave in Arizona. I first saw it in a blog that blew my proverbial mind . Twisting...turning...petrified, yellow, red, brown and gold...I'd call it a dream if I didn't know it was real. "Walking the Wave" in the Paria Canyon-Vermillian Cliffs Wilderness thus became my "Walking on Water" Quest. ... read more
The road to Kanab
Do I feel lucky?

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab August 25th 2013

­We entered the town of Kanab as the destination point on our navigator. Kanab is a small town in Utah, where dozens of western movies were filmed until the 70s. During those days stars like John Wayne and Robert Mitchum inhabited this town of about 3000-4000 people. According to our guidebook Kanab would still have that old western film atmosphere to it, but we found that to be an overstatement. Instead, we did our laundry and spent some time looking for an open restaurant. All we could find was McDonald’s. It was Sunday, and apparently on Sundays people in Utah go to church like decent people, instead of keeping their restaurants open. We were headed for Grand Canyon, but on the way decided to drop by at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. We had seen ... read more
The Dune
The long way up
Ready to go over the edge

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 26th 2013

July 26th,2013 10:30 PM MDT Day 17 Today was the shortest tour of the week, Zion Canyon- 81 miles. As we got to Zion Canyon, we're thinking " did they save the best for last ". We're hoping the pictures will give some idea of how spectacular it is. We drove through a very short tunnel and one that was 1.1 miles long,built in 1930. We actually drove on roads that were down in the canyon. This was different from the other canyons since they were seen looking from the top down. We saw a desert big horn ram while driving through. After we got to the town of Springdale, we parked our cars there since there would be too many for the visitor's center parking lot.We were shuttled to the visitor's center and from there ... read more
Zion Canyon
Zion Canyon
Zion Canyon

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 26th 2013

July 26, 2013 4:22 pm Day 16 We where unable to get on the blog last night, this is for July 25th, 2013. We picked up our bag lunch at the host motel. Jacque finally met Warwick Landy from Australia who he'd been looking for since the beginning of the week.We started our 205 mile tour to the Grand Canyon North Rim at 7:25 am. Temperature was 71 degrees. Now we know why the Canyon is called Grand, it really is. At the visitor's center we asked what was the best route to take through the park. The ranger was a very personable young woman. Come to find out she is Beth Zovko from Pittsburgh in our own state. The highest elevation we reached today was 8859 ft. We got back to Kanab 22 degrees warmer-93,tired ... read more
Ponderosa Pine
Model T

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 23rd 2013

July 23rd, 2013 9:00 pm MDT Day 14 Today was a short tour, 73 miles. We went to Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado City, AZ home to the FLDS polygamy Community and the Pipe Spring National Monument. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes has some nice scenery, small area with 21 camping sites. Next was a real Model T experience, leaving Utah and entering AZ. The road changed to dirt (sand) road for 5 miles, a 10 to 15 mph top speed road, beautiful scenery along this road. Then on to Colorado City, AZ. This is 100% inhabited by FLDS (Mormons). Our Model T club got permission from the community leaders to visit their town. We were told that their children love the old cars and would be waiting for rides. You can see in ... read more
Scenery along road to Coral Pink Sands DunesNP
Entrance to NP

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 22nd 2013

July 22nd, 2013 9:00 pm Day 13 Our day started by picking up our bag lunches at the host motel. Today started our tours, destination Bryce Canyon for a total of 153 miles. Now we know why they call it the Canyon Lands Tour. We will let the pictures tell the story of our day. On the way back to Kanab we did encounter another thunder and lightning storm, this one was a short one. We were prepared, we put the curtains on the car before the rain and some small hail fell. Jacque & Mae... read more
Bryce Canyon City

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 21st 2013

July 21st, 2013 9:00 pm Day 12 We started our day by visiting the information center & taking some pictures around town. Then we attended the 10:00 am Church service at the United Church Fredonia/Kanab. We came back to our motel until time for the Model T Show from noon until 3 PM in downtown Kanab. There was a picnic at Jacob Hamlin Park For all the tour people where we got a chance to talk to old friends and met some new people. At 8 PM all the T's drove down Main Street for the residents to see. Before returning to our motel we gassed up for tomorrow's tour to Bryce Canyon, 153 miles. Jacque & Mae... read more
Visitor's Center
Covered Wagon

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 20th 2013

July 20th, 2013 8:40 pm MDT Day 11 After breakfast I checked speedometer to see why it stopped working. After checking cable and 2 to 1 gear box everything was working, hooked cable to speedometer and it's been working fine all day. Then we went to host hotel to check on the dyno. testing, they were not set up yet. We came back later and we were the first one to test. Since the altitude is around 5,000 ft. 25% is added to the test readings. Our car tested out at 14.01 hp at the rear wheels, adding 25% = 17.51 hp to rear wheels. They said that was good. We watched people coming in to register for the tour. Two of the registrants were our own Keystone Cops Members Don & Carol Manherz. Don carries ... read more
Cookies anyone
T Talk

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 19th 2013

July 19, 2013. 8 PM MDT Today was a catch-up day. Did laundry, cleaned car, which was very dirty after being in a rain storm. Those wire-spoked wheels are not fun to clean. We went to the Host motel and registered for next week's tour which will run Monday through Friday. While Jacque was polishing the brass on the T, two men stopped by to talk. The one man from Tennessee said he had passed us on the open range yesterday during the rain storm. We had pulled to the side to put the curtains on the car and he blew the horn as he passed with his car in a trailer. He was worried about us making it to Kanab and looked on several of the motel parking lots hoping to see our car. The ... read more
T Talk
Kanab, Ut

North America » United States » Utah » Kanab July 18th 2013

July 18, 2013 8:55pm. MDT Day 8 Since we were unable to upload photos last night we will try again tonight. Jacque & Mae... read more
Old La Veta Pass

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