Tag Archives: Road Trip

Zion National Park Tunnel

You used to only be able to enter Zion National Park from the west, but in 1922 they blasted their way through the sandstone to create an eastern entrance.  At the time, it was the most expensive mile of road ever developed in the United States – $2 million dollars, on the eve of the [...]

Google Map vs. Road Atlas

Because I can’t access Google Maps while I am driving, I tend to rely on my old fashioned Road Atlas for planning my trips.  I noticed that parts of my Utah route had blurred roads, but didn’t pay attention or worry about them until I decided to look them up more closely on Google.
Here is [...]

The Problem of Peeing

Most campsites have public restrooms, which means no real roughing it in that regard. But that 3am quick run to the bathroom does pose a few problems.  I just don’t think I’m going to want to stumble across a campground in the middle of every cold night – flashlight in hand – to go pee.
So, [...]

I recognize that you think this is a terrible idea

Two days of obsessive researching and I think I have my driving and lodging plan all set.  Adding in all the Southern Utah sites I want to visit on my way to the Grand Canyon, I’ve calculated that I will be on the road for two weeks — unless I can figure out a way [...]

Off to cooler climes

Re-entry from cool Northern Michigan has not been easy.  The record heat wave and drought have my air conditioning heaving. My yard and landscaping did not survive my absence, and water restrictions are being enforced with $500 tickets for violators.  (And in my eco-aware neighborhood, being caught watering or even having a hint of green [...]

One big post on Northern Michigan

So, despite my good intentions, I neglected to post anything about my summer escape to Northern Michigan.  In lieu of that, here are some pictures.