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Old 05-06-2009, 04:33 PM   #21
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Absolutely gorgeous Al. I went to Zion in 1966 with six guys in an old Oldsmobile. Never thought about biking there. Now I want to go back.

I noticed that we are getting a sneak preview here - no Zion photos on the blog yet. The ER folks count!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:09 PM   #22
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Thanks Al and Lena! I'm enjoying your blog and pics, I love that you show us every meal. What a nice adventure!

Keep it coming.
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I'm really impressed at how healthy you guys seem to eat consistently (tough to do while vacationing!).
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That's leaving in 7 days , the trip should last 6 months...
Brian - are you creating a blog so we can follow along? Would be interested to follow, if you are...

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Great Blog Al - I particularly love the photo where you are driving thru the rock canyon where it appears you are going to drive right into the rock. We drove thru there at Christmas...beautiful area, and beautiful photos all around. I'll bet you and Lena are having a great time!

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In Bryce Canyon now, very nice. I'm trying to get a video uploaded right now. The Zion ride was so nice that we did it again this morning.
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Great blog Al.

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Looks like a great trip. Zion is on my must do list. BTW, I noticed you had a nice roll of toilet paper next to the stew you cooked.

"For dinner, we cooked the freeze-dried chicken stew which has literally been in our closet at home for about 10 years. Coincidentally, it was set to expire on May 9, 2009."
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Great blog!

makes me want to pack up the bike and go for a long trip
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Continuing to have a great trip -- falling behind on posting. Near Grand Junction, CO now. Should have Zion day 2 up in a bit, here's a video:

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Your blogs always inspire me to go on a road trip minus the baby tent and the cooking .
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Loved the blog ! The graduation pictures were great !
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I'm so glad you posted an update, I'm enjoying your trip.

About the big couches that had to be disassembled... we have a similar couch and loveseat, ours are Lay-Z-Boy. On ours the backs come off of the rest of it. When they were delivered it was brought in as the seating part of the couch and loveseat and then 5 pieces of backs (2 for the loveseat, 3 for the couch.) This made it much lighter and easier to get in the door.
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Great trip Al. I've got to go back and review as I lost track of it. You probably told us, but how did your daughter end up in St. Louis? Long way from where you live.
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Great trip Al. I've got to go back and review as I lost track of it. You probably told us, but how did your daughter end up in St. Louis? Long way from where you live.
She was looking at the schools that had a good biomedical engineering program, and Wash U in St. Louis had a good one. It was true that choosing a school far away added significantly to the cost and effort, but it worked out well.
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Another question Al. Your daughter now has a new apartment in the St. Louis area but I missed whether she found a job there or is going to grad school. What's the scoop?
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Al, You do realize they usually meet their future spouses at this age so keep that tent handy and maybe invest in a new air mattress for all the future trips to St.Louis .
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Al,
You need a RV - a Casita would go well with your pick up.
Casita Travel Trailers - America's Favorite Lightweight Travel Trailers
Make a detour to Texas to check out the factory.
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I just found this thread and enjoyed reading it tremendously. Lots of beautiful pictures and full of humor. You have a beautiful family. Congrats to your DD.
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