Road Trip



by me on 25.05.2009 - 23:20  

We are done with our roadtrip! Well, I'm still in California for a couple more days, but Tanika is now back in Washington. Below was our final itinerary. We had a really great time, and pictures are on the web.

The times are approximate driving times, but we found them to be pretty close.

Current tentative itinerary:

  • June 27th, AM: Fly to Salt Lake City, drive to Vernal (~3 hour drive)
  • June 28th - July 2nd Yampa River Trip
  • July 2nd - July 4th Timpanagos Cave National Monument,
  • July 4th Dinosaur museum
  • July 5th - return to Salt Lake City, Mormon Temple, David flies back to Seattle 3:10pm
  • July 5th from Salt Lake City to Bryce, 4 hrs, 2 nights
  • July 7th 2 hrs to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, 3 nights
  • July 9th Capitol Reef 2 hrs, afternoon, drove on to Moab
  • July 10th Moab 2:30 hrs, 2-3 nights Arches and Canyonlands
  • July 14th Canyonlands
  • July 17th Mesa Verde 2 hrs, 1 night
  • July 18th Four Corners 1 hr
  • July 18th Monument Valley 2 hrs, 1 night
  • July 19th Page 2 hrs, 2 nights (Antelope Canyon)
  • July 21st Vermillion Cliffs 1 hr, 1 night (Buckskin Gulch)
  • July 22nd Grand Canyon 2 hrs, 1 night
  • July 23nd Zion 3 hrs, 2 nights
  • July 25th - 8 hrs to Bakersfield 2 nights (visit Pat & clan)
  • July 27th - 4:30 hrs to Bay area, hang out here and Davis rest of trip
  • July 30th - Tanika returns to Seattle from SF (6:05PM), I hang out in bay area and Davis, visit friends
  • August 5th - I return to Salt Lake City and fly home (flight is Aug. 6th 11:14AM)

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07.06.2009 - 22:02  

Mom comments:

Hi Maria,

Wow! This sounds like a wonderful trip for all of you. I'll be praying for safe and healthy travels (no tripping and falling!), good weather, a great time with relatives and friends!

Love, Mom

26.06.2009 - 08:49  

Judith/David H-Wright comments:

Bon Voyage! Look forward to your "chronicles" with photos! Some must haves: sunblock and hats and battery charger/xta batteries for camera.