Day 11 Techapi to SF and conclusions

Our trip: SF>Barstow>Grand Canyon>Bryce Canyon>Moab/Arches>Santa Fe>Petroglyphs/Gallup (route 66)>Petrified Forest/Needles (route 66)>Joshua Tree/Techapi>SF This time on our way back we took a 30 min detour to take the 5 instead of taking 99, though it was the most direct route. The state of 99 is horrific. In an RV it is hurtful to me because ofContinue reading “Day 11 Techapi to SF and conclusions”

Day 10 Needles to Tehachpi and Joshua Tree

Once again, load up your gas in Needles, don’t get gas at the “Gas Oasis” in the middle of the Mojave if you can avoid it because it is twice the price of California gas (which is expensive already). The drive from Needles to the park was odd. Lots of middle of nowhere with noContinue reading “Day 10 Needles to Tehachpi and Joshua Tree”

Day 9 Gallup to Needles

This was a day of a lot of Route 66 stops. Yellow Horse Trading Post. Very very kitsch. Another classic Route 66 stop. No one was wearing masks (covid times) so we left quickly. Did get my kid one of the pressed pennies by the door though. “The Petrified Forest” is a bit deceptive asContinue reading “Day 9 Gallup to Needles”

Day 8 Santa Fe to Gallup

We got a late start leaving Santa Fe (noonish) so this was a short day. When I first planned I guessed this would happen and booked the Gallup RV place. Then I changed it to Holbrook (which looked like a nicer town to stay in) by the Petrified Forest National Park, but when they dayContinue reading “Day 8 Santa Fe to Gallup”

Day 4-6 Bryce to Moab and Arches

We passed “Thunder Mountain” (the basis for Disney’s “Big Thunder Mountain”) in the dark on the way in, so we decided to take a route to Moab that took us back through that way to get a better view in the daytime. They have two arches in the road to drive through on the roadContinue reading “Day 4-6 Bryce to Moab and Arches”