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Touring National Parks

Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:40 pm

Last summer Mrs Hov and I made a pact to visit a different national park each year, a park we hadn't visited before together.
Mrs Hov doesn't want to camp so there has to be available lodging, and I want to drive to avoid costly air fares, at least until my cash flow improves, so they have to be within a day or to drive from our town.
I have the Lifetime Geezer Card---which waives entrance and camping fees--- so these could be relatively inexpensive adventures (especially if we camped, but that's another story.)

We've already eliminated every National Park in California, so which one to visit this summer?

The Grand Canyon I understand is as crowded as Yosemite, which would likely necessitate reservations.
Zion is interesting, but I hear that Spring is a dangerous time for hiking the narrows due to flash flooding.
Bryce and Escalante are so close to Zion we could probably do two or all three on the same trip, but then
why rush through them?
Olympic also sounds interesting as does Crater Lake.

Any suggestions?

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Post by DepartedLight » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:49 pm

If I was a post a dancing emoji guy, which I am not, this would likely be a place I’d Post one.

Dancing Mount Rushmore? No. See? They are just dumb.

However, goodonya, Hovs and Mrs. Hovs. And Baby and Grand baby Hovs.

Learn to drive an RV, Hovs. Your future familal tree require it.
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Re: Touring National Parks

Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:23 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:49 pm
If I was a post a dancing emoji guy, which I am not, this would likely be a place I’d Post one.

Dancing Mount Rushmore? No. See? They are just dumb.

However, goodonya, Hovs and Mrs. Hovs. And Baby and Grand baby Hovs.

Learn to drive an RV, Hovs. Your future familal tree require it.
No RVs for me! I'll only drive vehicles that entirely fit in the same zip code LOL!

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Re: Touring National Parks

Post by MrPiper » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:37 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:23 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:49 pm
If I was a post a dancing emoji guy, which I am not, this would likely be a place I’d Post one.

Dancing Mount Rushmore? No. See? They are just dumb.

However, goodonya, Hovs and Mrs. Hovs. And Baby and Grand baby Hovs.

Learn to drive an RV, Hovs. Your future familal tree require it.
No RVs for me! I'll only drive vehicles that entirely fit in the same zip code LOL!
Honestly Hov, we have a 31ft. pull behind camper with all the comforts of home and have over 500 nights on the road in it over the last 15 years. Once you learn how to manuver it (takes a day) it's really not a problem. The money we have saved on campsites versus hotels has MORE than paid for the camper over the years and for us it's a great option because although Mrs.Piper would like to camp a little more primitively, her health just doesn't permit it. The camper had been a great blessing. If Mrs. Hov went to an RV show and saw all that is available she (and you) might be impressed.

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Re: Touring National Parks

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:02 am

Bryce Canyon! It holds a special place in my heart because the one time I was there it was just magical. Yeah the Grand is Grand but Bryce was so cosey and personal. I felt I really got to see it. Though, not sure what it is like these days, that was 35 years ago. Then again it made such an impact on me I still remember it today.
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Re: Touring National Parks

Post by John-Boy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:27 am

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