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  1. HopeOverLandandSea

    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Mesa Verde Mesa Verde National Park is in SW Colorado and for us this was close to all of the attractions we were interested in which mostly was riding on the Durango Silverton Railroad which I will cover more in depth in the next chapter. If you are not already familiar with Mesa Verde...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    I was pretty happy with it, I originally purchased it for use around town, 99% of my wife's driving was under 20 miles so with the Level 2 charger, we had some "tanks" of gas where we got 50+ mpg because most of her driving was electric only. Once I started driving it on a regular basis, the...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Grand Canyon Part II Once Tanner’s parents headed off towards home, we spent the next day or two relaxing and then no story of ours would be complete without some mention of trains right? https://www.thetrain.com/ I think it is pretty significant that their website domain is THE train, as...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Grand Canyon - Part 1 Ok this is the BIG ONE! I have to tell you, if you are planning a road trip of “canyons” once you have been here it is hard to impress a teenager afterwards, no matter how deep Gunnison is or varied the colors of the Badlands. I mentioned the road trip when I was 15 with...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Sedona is drop dead gorgeous and I cannot recommend it enough as a place to visit when you are nearby. The town is full of contradictions with Pink Jeeps parked next door to Ferraris. Our campsite here at Rancho Sedona RV park was our most expensive of the trip at nearly $100 per night. The...
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    The CrowsWing Teardrop Finally Lands in Baja!

    Great report, looking forward to reading more, hoping to be down that way myself in the next year or so!
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Petrified Forest National Park If you are traveling westbound on Interstate 40 in Arizona, you will want to take exit 311 to visit the Petrified Forest National Park. This is actually part of the Painted Desert region that stretches 150 miles from the NE corner of Arizona all the way to the...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    https://star-mountsystems.com/ My Starlink was the 2nd generation, I sent it to these folks and they modified it for me, cut down and installed in their 3d printed looking box. I got the dark / grey material for my plexi glass, in hindsight that probably ends up getting warmer than the...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    New Mexico Soon after crossing the state line into New Mexico you should look for exit 369 and take some time to swing into Russel’s Truck & Travel Center. This is by far the coolest place we stopped for fuel on our entire 8000 miles! (Sorry Buc-ees!) https://www.russellsttc.com/ Tanner and...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    I really think it is a hidden gem and is "something different" from a lot of other parks in the state! I lived in OK two years, 1985ish and 1990 and really love the diversity of the state from the trees and hills on the eastern side to the vast openess on the western end.
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Thank you, love your rides, the 2500 and the new ZR2 are really sweet choices.
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Really cool I had never heard of that, I just looked it up and put on my TO DO list!!!
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    Silverton, Colorado MALTEC

    Silverton to Durango (Million dollar highway) was INCREDIBLE and at some point I am going to spend a lot more time there on all those open trails and boondocking destinations. Great pics.
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Ha! Not sure the teenage boy could have handled 'too many' more musicals but it is on the list for the future with my wife!!
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Welcome to Texas! So our next destination is Palo Duro Canyon. When we arrived in early June 2023, they had just gone through a heavy rain season and most of the canyon was closed off due to flooding. There was just a single campground near the entrance that was still open and they switched my...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Arkansas to Oklahoma Our next day we drove into Hinton Oklahoma to our first of many “canyons” for this trip. Red Rock Canyon State park is a really great stop and they have showers which are paid for with quarters and camping inside the canyon itself is a neat experience. I would not recommend...
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    The Great Divide Ride

    Incredible trip report, LOVED the pictures and was riding right along with you as I hit many of those same locations in 2023. I clicked over and subscribed to your YT channel, looking forward to watching the reports there. Hoping that you are on the journey back to health. I remember your...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    NC to Arkansas Our first destination was the Tom Sawyer Campground which is located in West Memphis Arkansas, located right on the river of the Mississippi and across the river from Memphis TN. We headed out on Sunday afternoon about 6pm and took I77 up to I81, west to I40 across TN. This was...
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    Hope Over Land and Sea: 8000 miles, 9 weeks, NC to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Badlands and more in 2023.

    Alas we were not able to make it to Voyageurs and Isle Royale due to lack of planning on my part! Both of those you need to think through logistics ahead of time. Isle Royale camping is ONLY tent, whatever you can carry and take with you. Think back packing style and there is no "day trips"...
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