Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hitting the Road in Two Weeks

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Knowing that all plans are flexible, it is our goal to leave the day after Labor Day.  We will spend a little time in Yosemite, visiting the high country this time after a visit to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.  This will also give us a quick look at the Mono Lake area before we head over to Utah.  In Utah we plan to spend a week in the Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks area, then head up to the Park City area driving through the northern part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante area, and a quick stop in the Capitol Reef area.  In Park City we will visit my daughter, then head over to Moab for Arches and Canyonlands.  That should take us up to the 26th of September, and we will have 20 days to drive through Southern Colorado, through Southern Kansas and into Northwest Arkansas.  After visiting family, friends and my doctor, we will start winding our way to Florida…perhaps with a visit to the Smoky Mountains, perhaps just a straight shot back home…time will tell.

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Now that mom and dad seem to back to normal, as normal as any mid-80s couple can be, we feel good about leaving.  Doctor told mom that she could “Do anything she wanted to do”, so her clean bill of health with her hip (outside of all the other problems she has) is good news.  In fact, they are planning a plane trip to the Kansas City area where they moved to back in the early 1990’s, and moved back from there to California in 2011.  They miss their friends and family in that area, so this will be a good visit.  Not only that, buy my youngest son Ryan starts his graduate work at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park later this month, so mom and dad get to see him too.

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Ok, so our family is more like this above than the old couple fighting, but it sure got your attention, didn’t it?  It might get me some time in the corner from mom, but it is worth the giggle….

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a nice plan Dave and Marcia. Utah is one of my favorite states!

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    1. We sure cannot stay there as long as you two do....on the other hand, I lived in Utah for four years before going to Arkansas and have seen much of what we will seeing, and I am looking forward to seeing it again, and see Marcia's face when she sees much of it for the first time.

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  2. That sounds wonderful. Can't wait to read all about your adventures.

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    1. Finally, stuff to blog about again! Can't wait.

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  3. Dave and Marcia, I am so-o very happy for you, and for your family. What a blessing it is that your parents are doing well now, Dave... and that your travelling will continue, shortly. I'll look forward to reading about your travels! How wonderful it is that your son will be attending chiropractic college. I know that without my chiropractic care, I would not be functioning as well has I have done, since my care began. I praise God for my Chiropractor! And, for you, my blogging friends...

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    1. Marcia loves her Chiropractor in Florida, that's for sure. My son Ryan called us a little over a year ago and asked about what we thought, and we had him open up communication with Marcia's Chiropractor. Ryan has worked for a pair of Chiropractors for nearly two years now, and he really likes the business. Glad to hear from you Lynn, take care.

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  4. I'm glad that your mom is doing so good. You have a fantastic trip planned. Marcia is going to be amazed at beauty of Utah!

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    1. Yes, I know she will. After we first got married my daughter had to have surgery and we drove the HHR to Utah from Arkansas, and we took two hours to drive through Arches on the way back home....she was awestruck. Looking forward to her feelings about Zion, Bryce, etc. I know this is only going to be one of many trips to Utah, so we will save some of it for later.

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