Day 9 We Made it!

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With only an hour drive left we decided to sleep in. Then made the easy trip from Stockton to  Lafayette


Almost there!


oh look Windmills


Approaching their house

Woohoo!  The trailer is parked in their driveway and detached!

Wow what a trip.  We were talking on the 2nd to last day saying we could keep on going.  It was easy (except for day 8), fun, loved seeing the sites, the different terrains, the mountains, canyons and plains.  I enjoyed having Riley with me as he is my constant companion and really such a cool dog.  Travis was the perfect Travel Buddy.  I would do it all again with them.  (BTW if you are traveling cross country he may be available for hire.)

Cross Country Trip Final Stats:IMG_2136

  • Total length: 35 1/2 feet
  • Estimated weight: 14,000 pounds
  • Total run time: 73 hours and 15 minutes. *note it kept counting if we left the engine running while parked.
  • Travel Days: 9
  • Number of states: 13
  • # of National Parks: 4
  • Distance: 3739 miles
  • Cost of Diesel Fuel: $799.13
  • Cost of Lodging: $808.73

road trippersYou can view information about our trip on RoadTrippers. Click here to see the stops, route, and more information about the sites.

Thanks for following us on our #neveradullmoment cross country road trip.


Day 6 Horseshoe bend and Bryce Canyon National Park

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“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”

– Edward Abbey

The hotel we stayed at was the nicest yet.  We had a ground floor walk out slider to this view.  I worked for about an hour in the with this view. Not too shabby if I say so myself.


This morning’s driving stats and where we are at:

So our first stop was horseshoe bend. We parked in the lot and walked about 1.5 miles to see this:

Next off to Bryce Canyon.  The drive there was amazing the landscape changes so much it is really breath taking.

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We made it to Utah!  The first time we stopped at the state line sign.

Travis has become quite the photographer and getting used to the facebook checkins.  This was him the whole drive to Bryce Canyon.


Next Stop Bryce Canyon!  Seriously each wonder of the world is better than the next.

So many people stopped us to pet and ask about Riley;  Most of them from Europe.  We found out that Flat-Coated Retrievers are very common over there.  Spoke to one couple who had 4 of them.  Riley was just soaking it all in.  We spoke to another couple who used to have a Golden named Riley.  So they got their Riley fix by loving on him.

As we were walking out of Bryce Canyon we stopped at the general store for water. Ended up getting a slice of Pizza and an ice cream sandwich.  It was starting to get chilly so move to a bench in the sun.  Ahh perfect.  Walked back to the truck we started talking about selfies and selfie sticks (which I refuse to buy).  Then Travis told me about the selfie song.  When we got back to the truck and were driving out of the park he played it for me.  So funny! {Video to come when I have better internet}

We started heading to Zion Nation Park, only like an hour away.  Stayed at a motel about 15 minutes away.

Not our best motel but it was convenient.

Across the street was a restaurant where they advertise their Ho’made pies. The Thunderbird restaurant did not let me down I had a strawberry Rhubarb pie.

IMG_1989It was amazing! So the story is that back in the 30’s when this restaurant was first started they ran out of wood for the word HOME, so they shortened it to HO.  And it stuck..