Van Tour 14 Usa 1995


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Van Tour 14 Usa 1995

  1. 1. Roadtrek Tour No. 14 Early Summer Tour 1995 Grand Circle USA May 1995 31 Days 7,551 Miles
  2. 2. Roadtrek 190 Versatile Chevy Van Motorhome TOUR No. 14 USA Grand Circle Tour May 20-Jun 21 1995 (32 Days) Wright's Falling Water Gateway Arch St Louis Glen Campbell Branson Zuni Pueblo Grand Canyon Hearst Castle San Simeon Humboldt Redwood Park, Whiskeytown, Shasta, Trinity Area Reno Salt Lake City Grand Teton Yellowstone Mount Rushmore Taliesin House on the Rock Greenfield Village WY CA NV NM AZ UT MO PA WI MI STOPS
  3. 3. Itinerary May 20-Jun 21 1995 Tour No. 14 USA Grand Circle (32 Days) Wright's Falling Water, PA Ohiopyle, State Park, Ohiopyle, PA Olive Branch CG, Lebanon, OH Cedarbrook CG, Mulberry Grove, IL Gateway Arch, St Louis, MO Lewis & Clark Museum Branson City RV Park, Branson, MO Glen Campbell Show, Branson, MO Toured downtown Branson, MO Driving tour of Ozark Mountains Council Road RV Park, Oklahoma City, OK Mt Road RV Park, Tucumcari, NM Red Rocks State Park, Church Rock, NM Indian Ctr & Museum, Church Rock, NM Zuni Pueblo, Zuni, NM Walking tour Gallop, NM Grand Canyon Camper Village, AZ Grand Canyon National Park, AZ Scott Paper Mill, Yuca, AR Needles Marina Park, Needles, CA Morro Dunes CG, Morro Bay, CA Walking tour Morro Bay, CA Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA La Guna Seca Rec Area, Carmel, CA Walking tour Carmel, CA Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA Steve & Barbara, Corte Madera, CA
  4. 4. Itinerary Continued Walking tour Tiburon & San Francisco Bay, CA Humboldt Redwood State Park, CA Avenue of the Giants Tour Lazy Double B CG, Salyer, CA Driving Tour Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA Whiskeytown, Shasta, Trinity Natl Rec Area, CA Lassen Volcanic Natl Park, CA Keystone RV Park, Reno, NV Walking tour & Casinos, Reno, NV Double Dice RV Park, Elko, NV Bonneville Salt Flats Camp VIP & MHP, Salt Lake City, UT Walking tour Salt Lake City Temple Square, Tabernacle, Beehive House Capped Geyser, Soda Springs, ID Grand Teton National Park, WY Signal Mountain Natl CG, Grand Teton, WY Yellowstone National Park, WY Old Faithful, Paint Pots, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Mud Volcano, Dragon's Mouth Canyon Village Natl CG, Yellowstone, Wy Bighorn Mts & Granite Pass Crazy WomanCG, Gillette, WY Walking tour Gillete, Wy Black Hills Mount Rushmore Teepee CG, Murdo, SD Walking tour Murdo, SD Flying Goose CG, Fairmount, MN Arrowhead CG, Wisconsin Dells, WI Dell "Duck" Tour o f Lake Delton & WI River Taliesin, Wright Studio, Spring Green, WI House on the Rock, WI Coldbrook Cty CG, Kalamazoo, MI Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI Cedarlane CG, Port Clinton, OH Gaslight CG, Emlenton, PA
  5. 5. Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania Log Entry: Toured Fallingwater, the Kaufman house designed by Frank Uoyd Wright as a structure cantilevered out over Bear Run Creek. Home is completely furnished with original fumishings and is shown via a formal tour. Design and constructions are extremely innovative. How on Patio Falling Water
  6. 6. St. Louis, Missouri Log Entry: Arrived In St. Louis at 9am. Mississippi River had crested day before. Riverfront drive area flooded under ten feet of water and all riverboat casinos were closed because you couldn't get to gangways. Toured Gateway Arch area and visited museum under arch. Great museum, had Lewis and Clark displays along with the westward movement of settlers. Mississippi Floods Gateway Arch State Capitol
  7. 7. Branson, Missouri Log Entry: Attended matinee of Glen Campbell Show at his Goodtime Theater. Great show with a very good ventriloquist, Jim Barber, Debbie Campbell and an excellent dance troop. Fay got Glen Campbell's autograph during the intermission. Toured downtown Branson area and had dinner out in town. Fay with Glen Dance Troop
  8. 8. Grand Canyon, Arizona Log Entry: Drove to Tucumcari, N.M. Changed to Mountain Day tight Time during drive. Had fog through western Oklahoma into Texas panhandle. Roads were straight and flat. Arrived at Mt. Road RV Park. Desert area with packed sandy soil as roads in park. Wind came up toward evening to heavy blow, followed by a 20 minute severe rain, followed by more sun. Arrived at Grand Canyon Camper Village. Campground is next to helicopter pad for sightseeing and right in runway approach for airport, busy place. Campground also rents tepees. We are at about 8,400 feet elevation. Fay at Canyon How at Canyon Tucumcari Campground
  9. 9. Log Entry: Drove into Grand Canyon National Park in afternoon. Free admission for us old farts with golden age pass. Views are spectacular. Every lookout is a different view. Took park bus out eight miles along western end of park. Got off and walked between a couple of lookouts. On the South Rim The Colorado River Grand Canyon, Arizona
  10. 10. Morro Bay, California Log Entry: Arrived at Moro Dunes campground for 2 night stay. Morro Bay is named for Morro Rock which sticks up about 500 feet out of the Pacific Ocean. The campground is practically on the beach with the rock in the background, picture perfect place except there's an electric plant right in the middle. Walked the beach and spent evening at site backing onto beach drive with electric and water. Big red bus pulled up in the evening and went through same routine as at Grand Canyon.Walked along beach to get into downtown Morro Bay in morning. There is a creek that dumps out partway along the way. We took off our shoes and socks and waded across. Took a walking tour of Morro Bay, from the commercial fishing piers to the tourist section and then inland a few blocks. Spent all day in town. Fay at Morro Rock Fishing Pier
  11. 11. San Simeon, California Log Entry: Arrived at Heart Castle in time for 9:00am tour, which is a guided tour through a guest house, one of three, some of the grounds and a visit to the main house, including the movie theater. Tour ended in gigantic indoor swimming pool under the tennis courts. Everything was finished and furnished very opulently, with lots of extravagant touches. Hearst Castle Entrance The Pool
  12. 12. Northern California Log Entry: Drove into Carmel for walk around downtown area with shops everywhere. Beautifuilly done area with many English cottage look stores. Stopped on North side of Golden Gate Bridge for a few minutes, pulloff area was packed with people and many were walking across the bridge. Stopped In Humboldt Redwood State Park below Eureka and took 33 mile long "Avenue of the Giants" route through park. Walked through redwood grove with 356 foot Rockefeller tree and 362 foot Dyerville Giant tree which was hit by tightening and fell in 1991. These redwoods are the world's tallest living things. Humboldt Redwwd Park The Golden Gate Fay in Carmel
  13. 13. To Salt Lake City <ul><li>Log Entry: </li></ul><ul><li>Drove across &quot;Trinity Alps&quot; part of Sierra Nevada Mountains on winding roads in Trinity River valley thru heavily forested pristine areas of Whiskeytown Shasta Trinity NatI.Recreation Area. Stopped at Whiskeytown Lake which is where Trinity and Shasta Rivers empty. Drove on through Lassen Volcanic Nat!. Park and came down out of the mountains near Susanville, Ca. </li></ul><ul><li>Stopped at Keystone RV Park in Reno, it's right in town, about 5 blocks from the strip with Harrahs. Fay blew $5 on the slots at Circus Circus, easy come easy go. Walked past a few of the wedding chapels that made Reno famous. Spent afternoon in downtown Salt Lake City, toured Temple Square area, very religious (Mormon) orientation to tour. Toured Brigham Young's Beehive House, which was wonderfully furnished. Both tours were free. We had heavy rains downtown, followed by a severe hail storm. </li></ul>Whiskeytown Lake Reno Wedding Chapel Mormon Temple
  14. 14. Grand Teton Wyoming Log Entry: Grand Teton Park admission free with Golden Age Passport. Got first glimpse of Tetons, they are fabulous. Arrived at Signal Mountain Campground at 3:00pm. Campsites are primative and are $5 with Golden Age Card. Site is tightly wooded overlooking Lake Jackson with Tetons as a backdrop. During our evening walk we saw a moose in the campground and witnessed a spectacular sunset over the lake with the mountain tops shrouded in mist. There are bear warnings everywhere and one was caught that morning in campground. Misty Sunset Clear Morning
  15. 15. Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Log Entry: Arrived at Yellowstone by 9:00am. Admission free with Golden Age card. Stopped at visitors center and saw film and exhibit on 1988 fire. Elk and Buffalo grazing along roads in park. Some of the taller evergreen trees have toppled over, roots and all. This is like Ireland where the ground is so saturated with water. Arrived at Canyon Village Campground. Campsites are primitive and are $6 with Golden Age Card. Site is heavily wooded and still snow covered except on roads, there was snow here on Friday. Toured the nearby Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The canyon and the falls are magnificent and they can be viewed from a couple of different lookouts. Drove along North side ofYenowstone Lake, with the Grand Teton in the far background South of the lake. Snowy Campsite Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Buffalo at fire damaged area
  16. 16. Log Entry: Drove through park to Old Faithful, road construction going on throughtout park and signs said up to 30 min. delays, but no work going on Sunday and no delay. Arrived at Old Faithful within 2 minutes of eruption, perfect timing. Lodge at Old Faithful is supposedly the largest log structure in the world. It had a small herd of Buffalo grazing next to it. Toured geyser fields throughout park. Evidence of fire damage to woods is everywhere. The Paint Pot area while impressive, was not as colorful as we expected. Crossed Continental Divide 3 or 4 times during tour, with highest elevation at 8391 feel. Stopped at the Mud Volcano area and saw and heard Dragon's Mouth, a mud geyser that makes loud belching noises. Dragon’s Mouth Geyser Old Faithful Paintpots Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
  17. 17. Mount Rushmore, SD Log Entry: Drove through Black Hills which are covered in ponderosa pine and stopped at Mount Rushmore at 9:45am. Saw deer on road along way. Mount Rushmore was fairly crowded and you can really only view it from the visitor lookout. Very impressive in size and the pupils in the eyes on the faces are like caves. There are hundreds of tons of loose rock below the statues from the original blasting. Left Rushmore and drove along edge of the Badlands in S. Dakota. Fay and How Mount Rushmore
  18. 18. Spring Green, Wisconsin Log Entry: Took a &quot;Dell Duck&quot; tour of Lake Delton and Wisconsin River during afternoon. Ducks are World War Two amphibious army vehicles, that drive right into water, a lot of fun. Drove to House on the Rock for a two and a half hour walking tour of the craziest place you ever saw. Unbelievable collection of &quot;everything&quot; including the world's largest carousel, mechanical musical bands and almost 300 completely furnished doll houses. The place has an enclosed cantilevered window walk about 140 feet long, out over the valley. Wisconsin Dells House on the Rock
  19. 19. Log Entry: Drove down to Spring Green, Wi. for tour of Taliesin Toured Frank Lloyd Wright Studio from 10 to 11am. We were the only ones on the tour so we had a private guide, very interesting. Drove around Taliesin grounds and saw Wrighf’s house. Taliesin Spring Green, Wisconsin
  20. 20. Dearborn, Michigan Log Entry: Departed Kalamazoo for the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearbom, Mi. Arrived at museum at 9:30am for tour. The museum has everything from &quot;Motown&quot; records to every imaginable type of machinery of all ages. There is even an old fashioned Diner. The car collection is huge and has many presidential limousines, including the one that President Kennedy was assassinated in. This is &quot;Ford’s Smithsonian&quot;. Spent afternoon going through Greenfield Village. The village is very large and has many buildings including: Noah Webster's house, Edison's Menlo Park, Wright Brother's house and bicycle shop, a plantation house, farm, carousel and old shops and other houses. Saw demonstrations on wool carding and weaving, silk spinning from larva's cocoon, Edison's phonograph and others. The visage even has a railroad around it's outskirts. Ford Museum Wright Brother’s House Cotswald Cottage
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