At the end of a momentous summer, we decided it was time to squeeze in one last adventure.
We left early on Friday and made it to a truck stop in Salina, Kansas. It was great to have a working generator, as for the last year the generator would not start. I turned out to be mud daubers in the intake port for the Onan generator. We had a lot of work done on the Navion before this trip.
Most people think Kansas is flat, and it is in spots. But there is a variety to the landscape, and gradually, we rise in elevation to meet the rock mountains as Kansas becomes Colorado. Our route took us mainly on US highways, which is alright by me.
We survived the pass and made it into the desert and 4 corners region and into Arizona. Southern Colorado's big industry is tourism. The area is gorgeous. I was wishing we had time to stop and explore the Durango and Silverton railroad.
Dennehotso is an interesting desert stop. We stopped for a little break, but mainly we stopped to make sure we had fuel as service stations are a long distance apart and you don't want to get stranded in the desert.
Zack and I used what we learned to build a tiny model of a pueblo shelter... need some work...
Last Day at the Canyon
We went to the eastern part of the south rim at Desert View...
Leaving the Grand Canyon and Traveling Route 66
On our way back, as I had planned, we took route 66. Our first stop was the birthplace of historic 66 and a major inspiration for Radiator Springs in the movie Cars -- Seligman Arizona.
We had one last overnight stopover at Matfield Green Rest stop on the Kansas Turnpike, (I-35) due to severe weather rolling in. I didn't want to punch a core of a severe thunderstorm at night in an RV to try to make it home. We pulled over and had a good sleep as the rain pattered our our roof.