We’re off on a working trip to do two of the Four Corners states – Colorado and Utah. Our first stop is to explore Abbey’s Country.
Fifty years ago, a pretty much unknown novelist named Edward Abbey published a nonfiction account of his time serving as a seasonal ranger at what was then Arches National Monument. The book catapulted him into the upper echelons of environmental writers and he quickly became the cantankerous voice of the desert and slickrock canyons. I have an assignment to do a piece about Abbey and Arches for a new magazine called Utah Life.
Continue reading Off to Abbey’s Country
First trip of the year, and this time with a new tow vehicle. Since we bought the trailer, we’ve been pulling it with our old, trustworthy Nissan Xterra. It had a tow rating of 5,000 pounds, which was more than enough to handle our 1,854-pound Rockwood. The problem was that it was a stick-shift.
Continue reading Shakedown Cruise
Now that we’re back home and totally recovered, it’s time to calculate at what our Canada caper covered and cost.
Continue reading Accounting time
When it comes time for trips to end, Dianne and I see things differently. I almost always look forward to returning to reality. She, on the other hand, normally wants to stay gone forever. But not this time.
“I’m eager to get home,” she confessed.
Continue reading Blitzing Across America
The very first thing we did after reentering the United States was to find the closest washrooms. (Oops make that restrooms. We’re back in America now.)
Continue reading On to New England