This last week back on the road

Monday we left our daughter’s house. So I will try to catch you up with our travels. We drove from Denver back to Kent’s uncle’s place in Grand Junction, Colorado. We overnighted there and left Tuesday morning.

We like to drive slowly if possible not more than 200 miles a day. We like to leave around 9 or 10 am and stop by 2pm. That keeps us alert enough as we drive and get set up for the night before we are very tired. While we could have pushed to drive more and gotten to our weekend place more quickly, we opted to take our time.

We also like to find free places to park. With the solar power that Kent put on our rig we are very comfortable in our rig. So that makes it even better to park at these free spots.

Scenery along the way

Scenery in Utah

We climbed over a mountain and found SNOW at the top and cold temperatures.

More snow

Tuesday we drove to a Price, Utah. We ended up on the parking lot of a nice big WalMart. I ended up having about 2 hours to do some shopping which was fun for me too.

Wednesday we drove through some beautiful scenery on our way to Salt Lake City. We had a close call with several deer on this route though. We were so grateful to not have hit them, nor get hit from behind from other vehicles on the road. We always realize that these moments of safety are God’s protection on us and answers to prayers of those who pray specifically for us.

We drove on through Salt Lake City. We had decided to stop at Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden, Utah. That is a short way north of Salt Lake City. It is free to the public and a very good air museum. Check out the site about it at:
We had our lunch there and then spent about 2 hours looking at the museum. We both felt it was very interesting! We do hope to go back there again.

Hill Areospace Musuem

Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum

We drove on to a truck stop at Brigham City, Utah. We found that they had a fairly level gravel parking lot behind the regular truck parking lot. Some trucks did join us too but we had a lot quieter night where we were parked. We had a nice long walk here too as there was a dirt road running along the highway.

Parked behind trucks at truck stop

The next morning we were able to dump our tanks and take on some fresh water. This was a special treat as this truck stop was much more helpful than most. We had bought fuel from them but it was still pretty rare thing for them to have these amenities.

So we were grateful to have an RV dump and fresh water in our tanks as we pulled out to drive on that day.

Thursday morning we took off and drove to Jerome, Idaho. We parked at a truck stop here also. We again found a country road to have a nice walk on and had good nights sleep.

Friday morning we packed up and got on the road a bit earlier. I was ready to get to our next destination.

Kent driving into Idaho farming country

We were to park for three nights at MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho. That is where we were parked all last summer. We have friends here we haven’t seen for a year and we were very excited to see them again. Kent also has cousins here that we were going to see again as well.

We arrived about noon. We got settled and then spent the afternoon cleaning and doing laundry and greeting the people that stopped by. It was so fun to be back here. Friday night our friends here had us with some others that we knew come for dinner. That was so much fun too!

Saturday we cleaned some more this morning as I needed to clean out the refrigerator. Since we do not have a frost-free refrigerator it has to be cleaned out fairly often. Kent worked on cleaning the outside of our rig. So now we are ready for the rest of our journey. Kent’s cousin and wife picked us up for a late lunch. We went to Sizzler’s Steak house and just sat and visited afterwards. We are here tomorrow as well. We are going to go to the church that we attended here last summer and then hang out with our friends. It has been a busy full week but very fun!


Jan for the Roaming Reimers

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