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  • Banff NP Canada - the MUD report

    Memories of summer! We spent two incredible weeks in July exploring Banff, Kootanay & Yoho National Parks in Canada. The travel blog is finally out with all the details:

    http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com...july-2019.html

    Where we've been the last four months...

    We left Banff at the end of July. We spent just over a month in Montana preparing my Arleen's Mom's house to sell. Her sisters were able to move her to Colorado. We know she is safe now and hope she is happy.

    Then, we spent a few weeks in Colorado visiting both of our mothers and other family members.

    We returned to the mountains and Creede, Colorado in mid September. After Creede, we went home to Pagosa Springs, Colorado where we will settle down next year. We spent a month there making decisions that will impact our future.

    Finally, we spent a week in Bluff, Utah. We'll have a few blogs out on fall time & Bluff soon.

    Next...

    We are now in Kanab, Utah where we've spent time at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and have done some hiking.

    Next, we visit Valley of Fire State Park and then Boulder City in Nevada. After that we head south into Arizona for a few months.

    Shawn & Arleen

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    We were in Village II in Banff NP has 188 sites, and it is by far, one of the worst designed campgrounds we have ever stayed at in over eight years of full-time RV traveling


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    At least the visitors were interesting. Elk came through on a regular basis.


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    The scene that greeted us at Lake Louise at 7am. The brilliant blue-green waters were back-dropped by a dazzling rainbow slashing across the mountains and glaciers at the end of the lake and reflected on the calm waters! We hiked to two teahouses!


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    Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful places on the planet!

    Shawn & Arleen
    Retired Air Force weather forecasters, Full-timers since May 2011
    2011 Arctic Fox 29V, 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

    Travel log: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/

    We don't stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.

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    I read your headline and thought you were up there now. Burrr! Glad to see you are at least closer to a warmer climate. That Banff- Lake Louise area is one of the most beautiful spots we've ever been. And that's coming from a couple who grew up with Glacier in their back yard. We've been able to winter in Arizona the last 5 years. Join us in Quartzite during the big tent sale if you get a chance.
    Ken and Rita Madsen
    2018 GMC 3500 Duramax, 2016 27-5L

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    • #3
      Thanks for the link to your trip report. A trip like that is on our list once we retire in another 4 years or so.

      We have done a lot of 1-3 week backpacking trips in the Sierras. You photos provided me the motivation to do this trip in the future.

      I love to take our trailer where the skies are dark for astronomy and the day hikes are remarkable.
      GMC 2500HD SLT Double Cab 2017 - Arctic Fox 22G 2018

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mud-on-the-tires View Post
        Memories of summer! We spent two incredible weeks in July exploring Banff, Kootanay & Yoho National Parks in Canada. The travel blog is finally out with all the details:

        http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com...july-2019.html

        Where we've been the last four months...

        We left Banff at the end of July. We spent just over a month in Montana preparing my Arleen's Mom's house to sell. Her sisters were able to move her to Colorado. We know she is safe now and hope she is happy.

        Then, we spent a few weeks in Colorado visiting both of our mothers and other family members.

        We returned to the mountains and Creede, Colorado in mid September. After Creede, we went home to Pagosa Springs, Colorado where we will settle down next year. We spent a month there making decisions that will impact our future.

        Finally, we spent a week in Bluff, Utah. We'll have a few blogs out on fall time & Bluff soon.

        Next...

        We are now in Kanab, Utah where we've spent time at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and have done some hiking.

        Next, we visit Valley of Fire State Park and then Boulder City in Nevada. After that we head south into Arizona for a few months.

        Shawn & Arleen

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        We were in Village II in Banff NP has 188 sites, and it is by far, one of the worst designed campgrounds we have ever stayed at in over eight years of full-time RV traveling


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        At least the visitors were interesting. Elk came through on a regular basis.


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        The scene that greeted us at Lake Louise at 7am. The brilliant blue-green waters were back-dropped by a dazzling rainbow slashing across the mountains and glaciers at the end of the lake and reflected on the calm waters! We hiked to two teahouses!


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        Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful places on the planet!
        We love your updates! Thank you very much! My bride and I honeymooned at Moraine Lake a mere 58 years ago. Not in an RV but via a 1960 Porsche D Convertible. There was a handful of cabins and a "Lodge", maybe capable of serving 15-20 guests. And a few years later we spent a week in Bluff, UT, one day. Keep on having fun!

        Friendly Bob
        Bob and Nancy
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        Proud former owners of a 2011 Arctic Fox 25R (2010-2013) and an Arctic Fox 22G from (2001-2010). Current happy owners of Northwood cross-town cousin.
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        2010 Dodge 3500 Laramie Crew Cab SWB, Cummins, 4X4, Snugtop, 1,200#/12,000# Equal-i-zer.
        Retired: "Twice the husband, half the money"

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