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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #90 on: April 28, 2014, 11:13:59 AM »
The Lorna and Ned Forum Friendly Campground has a daily get together around 5 PM.  It's Bring Your Own Drinks and everyone brings snacks.

Ned likes cheeses so Mary Ann brings a good cheese for him each day.

Come to think of it, she's treating Ned like she used to treat me!

Oh my! Looks like you have competition, Jan!

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #91 on: April 28, 2014, 12:05:14 PM »
Already in Nevada, ready for some fun. :)




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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #92 on: April 28, 2014, 12:09:23 PM »
Welcome to the RV Forum, Olga. Are you here to keep an eye on Jan and make sure he behaves ?
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #93 on: April 28, 2014, 01:47:39 PM »
Cheese:  Bleu, Brie, etc.  All delicious, and no plastic cheese allowed :)  Don's not too bad either, he leveled our washer today while we were at the library.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #94 on: April 28, 2014, 02:23:06 PM »
Understand now. And Mary Ann.....I like white Savignon and blue cheese darling. Just in case you need to expand your generosity.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #95 on: April 28, 2014, 05:45:17 PM »
Arrived in Page, Az just after noon. We will spend the next 3 nights here then on to Zion. Getting a little excited.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #96 on: April 28, 2014, 06:40:00 PM »
Thank you, Wendy.  You know how it is.  You can't teach an old dog new tricks. So I am here just to have fun, not to keep an eye on Jan. :)

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #97 on: April 28, 2014, 06:58:18 PM »
We are in Vegas Henry. Staying here for next 3 days seeing Brewers, Ken and Sheila after tomorrow and after that we will join you guys in Zion.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2014, 05:17:08 PM »
Arrived about noon in Zion," where the he€€ is everyone. Happy hour has already started. 15% discount when you mention RV Forum.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #99 on: May 01, 2014, 06:45:25 PM »
We are here.  Just started our happy hour as well.  We are in site 33.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #100 on: May 01, 2014, 08:02:05 PM »
Ok, I am tired, sick, crabby, and late...

Who has the definitive route from Flagstaff into the resort tomorrow so Christi and I don't kill each other and we don't run our long selves off into the underbrush before I get the Jeep dirty. We don't need any skill tests.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #101 on: May 01, 2014, 08:13:38 PM »
Kim:
  I know you probably don't want to hear this, but the easiest derive is to take the long way around.  That is I-40 to US 93 into Vegas to I-15 North.  It's 590 miles from Gallup, but the other way is a much more difficult drive IMHO. The other way is 420 miles I-40 to US 89 but it's your call.  No fighting!  Be happy, you're on vacation.  Oh that's right, you live on vacation!  8)

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #102 on: May 01, 2014, 08:49:38 PM »
Just realized, I could be wrong.  I just assumed you were staying in a CG on the west side of the park.  If you are staying on the east side of Zion then ignore everything I said and realize that I am a dumbs***.  :o

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #103 on: May 01, 2014, 08:59:09 PM »
We took the route through Page and then to Kanab, then took a left to Fredonia, right on 389 to Hurricane. The rest is easy. I would have taken the shorter route but I wasn't sure about the tunnel in the park. We are in site 24. Actually Page is only 211miles from Flagstaff and another 130 miles to Virgin. That 341 miles and very doable.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #104 on: May 01, 2014, 09:44:34 PM »
I would follow Henry's route. Vegas is longer and maybe easier except I-15 in northern AZ where it follows the river through the canyon is under construction (re-construction of bridges). One lane both ways. We came through Las Vegas only because we wanted to stop in Vegas.

OOPS, I forgot about the detour on 89 into Page. Haven't driven that and I don't know how much mileage that adds.

Henry. how was the detour?

ken
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2014, 10:40:55 PM »
We took Alt 89 over the mountain to Fredonia and bypassed Page altogether.  No shoulder on the highway, but it wasn't terible.  6% grade going up and coming down the mountain to Fredonia.  No bad switchbacks.  Beautiful drive along the Vermillion Cliffs.  But, if you don't like no shoulder highways this route isn't for you.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2014, 11:02:22 PM »
The detour is a new hi way . Actually I think it is shorter that the old route. Kim, if you drive it take the right at The Gap and follow the signs. I think it was called 89t. My gps was trying to take us to where the bridge is out.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #107 on: May 01, 2014, 11:37:23 PM »
Looking at the AZDOT website it looks like the new detour (the original detour was 45 miles longer on existing roads) is about the same distance at the old 89. AZDOT made a deal with the Indian Tribal council and road dept to use Indian Rt 20 as the detour. This was a mostly dirt road so AZDOT ungraded the road bed and paved it all in 3 mos to get a good detour open. 35mil in federal emergency highway funds paid for the project. The road will be returned to the Indian Res when the main road repairs are completed in a few years. It wasn't a bridge that when out, but rather the entire road caved away. Looks like a 40 million dollar project to shore up the road bed and rebuild the road. Starts this summer.

BTW, we'll be in at the Virgin River RV Park tomorrow, probably early afternoon.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #108 on: May 02, 2014, 05:52:02 AM »
I did not make it clear that we had not made Flagstaff, but only Gallup.

We are going to head into Page today and then pull Zion Saturday morning. We have had some real issues losing three of our travel days to the doctor, so I don't think it is in our best interest to explode into Zion with nothing left in the tank.

Thanks for all the routing info and it gives me a better picture.

Leave the light on....
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #109 on: May 02, 2014, 07:10:00 AM »
Glad to see people are rolling in and kicking of the rallies.

Kim, hope you get feeling better.  It sucks bad enough to not feel good when you have to be at work but really sucks when you aren't feeling well on vacation. 

Oh wait, sorry I mentioned that 4-letter word that most of you don't like any more.  Well some of us still have to. :'(

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #110 on: May 02, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »
We Are on the way to Zion just now. Spent some time with Betty, Terry, Mimi, Chris, Jeff, Sue, Ardra, Jerry, Sheila and Ken in Las Vegas. Boy we have great time yesterday seeing Donny and Marie show in Flamingo Casino. I really don't know what Sheila was taking that night but her lough was contagious. I hope that she will share her medication with me next time.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #111 on: May 02, 2014, 11:30:04 AM »
Henry's route is a very pretty drive. Enjoy it tomorrow when you leave Page.
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #112 on: May 02, 2014, 02:47:05 PM »
We have arrived at Zion site 32, where is everybody???  Small glitch with the power but they immediatley changed the breaker and the outlet.  Ken is off talking to them about the use of their party room.  Let the fun begin...


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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #113 on: May 02, 2014, 03:50:07 PM »
First meeting today at 4:00 in the Social Hall. Behind the office, next to the pool. Site 24. Bring your chair and a beverage.

The park is serving burger and chips tonight. Some of us are making that dinner - $5 a head.  Pre-pay at the office

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2014, 10:05:51 PM »
Earlier today, we notified the Zion River staff we would be a day late because of health issues, but wanted them to know we were prepared to meet our reservation obligation, and expected to be charged for the late notice.

Lo and behold, I received an email confirming my new arrival date, tomorrow, I was not charged for missing my arrival date, and everyone is happy!

I already like this place for that level of customer service - that's not all that common anymore.

See ya in the morning!
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #115 on: May 02, 2014, 11:22:45 PM »
There is an empty space beside us a we hope it is yours. Site 27.  Can't wait for your arrival. We plan to hit the visitor center tomorrow and ride shuttle. We will get all the info on hikes and things to do in the park. 

Terry Wants to see about hiking the narrows but I want to find out how deep and cold the water will be before I commit. 
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #116 on: May 03, 2014, 12:23:07 AM »
Sorry we missed the planning for tomorrow.  Think we finally have everything working now.  Did you set a time to leave for the park and who is driving with whom?

Betty, I suspect the water will be very cold.  I think the river originates up where the white stuff falls.

We're in site 31, next to Kuchs.

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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #117 on: May 03, 2014, 08:45:20 AM »
We need to go to Mesquite and get a geocache from NV.  Figured this would ne the best morning to do that so we are heading there this morning.  Should be back by noon or 1:00.  When we hiked the narrows 20 some odd years ago, the water was very cold.  Surely, it has warmed up some by now! LOL
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #118 on: May 03, 2014, 08:55:18 AM »
Global warming being what it is...heading to the fuel depot and then rolling north...I just KNOW we can get there today....
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Re: MOAB Pre-Rally 2014, Zion and Bryce (Hop-Skip)
« Reply #119 on: May 03, 2014, 09:13:55 AM »
MICRO RALLY!! We're at the American RV park and last night Tara recognized Marianne and Don's MH. She stopped and they gossiped for a while and then came to our place for a few minutes (Marianne was starving Don and he said food was in order -about 8:00 pm).  No pics, not even drinks, so Micro Rally;D

Now we're wishing we'd planned on this rally instead of the FMCA 4 Wheelers at Moab :( Oh the Trials of this life :D

Ernie

PS Tara's Mavs won so it was an all around good night ;D ;D
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