Up North and North West Trip, – Albuquerque, NM to Hays, KS

September 12 – 14, 2020 We headed out from Las Vegas, heading for Albuquerque, NM. A few days prior to our arrival in Las Vegas, we got a phone call from our friend Tom. Tom owns a hotel management company. Andrea and I are retired from the hotel business; but help Tom out occasionally with […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Tonopah, NV – Area 51.

September 11 – 12, 2020 After visiting the Winchester Mystery Home and its’ brand of weirdness, we moved out east a bit from San Jose, CA and decided to hang out with the aliens. We first drove to Tonopah, NV, through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Along way, we had to drive through Senora Pass, the […]

Up North and North West Trip, – San Jose, CA – The Winchester Mystery House.

September 11, 2020 We left smokey San Francisco and continued down the road a bit to smokey Santa Clara, near San Jose, CA. We wanted to see the Winchester Mystery House. For any sportsmen or hunters out there, you will recognize the name Winchester as one of the finest firearms manufacturers in the world. The […]

Up North and North West Trip, – San Francisco, through the smoke.

September 8 – 10, 2020 We left smokey Groveland and headed northwest to even smokier San Francisco. Actually, we are staying in the nearby city of Vallejo, but close enough. It was a short drive, but as we came out of the mountains, it appeared that the smoke from the wild fires was getting worse. […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Groveland, CA – Yosemite National Park, kind of.

September 5 – 8, 2020 As we left Three Rivers, CA and Kings Canyon National Park, heading to Yosemite, we knew we were going to have issues getting into Yosemite. Yosemite has followed the lead of many of the more popular national parks and instituted a Day Use Pass requirement to get into the park. […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Three Rivers, CA – Kings Canyon National Park

September 3 – 5, 2020 After our escape from death at Death Valley (ha ha, get it, escape from death??) we headed straight north to Three Rivers, CA trying to see Sequoia National Park and maybe Kings Canyon National Park. Unfortunately, we only accomplished a bit of this plan. As we left Death Valley we […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Lone Pine, CA – Death Valley

September 2, 2020 We left Las Vegas and headed straight west into California. Andrea and I have never seen Death Valley, so we decided now was the time. The fact that it is still summer time and the temperatures had reached over 130 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley in recent days, should have bothered us. […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Vegas, Baby!

August 29 – Sept. 2, 2020 As mentioned before, Andrea and I really like Las Vegas. As retired hotel folks, we enjoy wandering around the fabulous hotels and seeing the incredible architecture of these immense buildings. These properties have more people and more infrastructure than a lot of small towns we have been in during […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Las Vegas, NV – Western Rim of the Grand Canyon.

August 29 – September 2,2020 We are now in Las Vegas, NV after leaving good old Page, AZ. We headed pretty much straight west, although we got into Utah again for some reason, back into Arizona, and finally into Nevada. I’m going to blame the GPS, and the scarcity of roads in this part of […]

Up North and North West Trip, – Page, AZ – Horseshoe Bend

August 27 – 29, 2020 From Hurricane, UT, and Zion National Park, we headed southeast into Arizona. This is pretty awesome as we have now picked up another state for our map of the back of Tin Tin (our RV). We arrived at the town of Page, AZ and checked into the Page – Lake […]