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7 May 2018 / leggypeggy

Another adventure starts

 

Screen Shot 2018-05-07 at 12.30.53 pmOnce again, Poor John and I are sitting in Sydney’s international airport waiting for a flight to take us on our latest adventure. This time our destination is western and central USA, with a great program of national and state parks.

The first stop will be just south of San Francisco for a few days with friends and then off to Yosemite and 14 days of touring national parks in five western states. We have our sleeping bags and mats, and the tour company is providing the tents.

Then it’s off to Denver for another couple of weeks touring the parks in that beautiful state. We’re borrowing a friend’s Jeep, tent and other camping gear. We’ll finish off with a run to Nebraska to visit my family.

Not sure how much internet I’ll have, or when, but I’ll try to be around as much as possible. When I’m not here, you can be sure I’m photographing and collecting news for future blog posts.

Stay tuned.

Thanks to GrandAmericanAdventures.com for the image.

 

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  1. Anthony / May 7 2018 12:41 pm

    Have an awesome trip.

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  2. dfolstad58 / May 7 2018 12:42 pm

    Safe travels my friend

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  3. Lynette d'Arty-Cross / May 7 2018 12:48 pm

    Have a safe flight and a great trip – it sounds fantastic. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:26 pm

      We hope it’s fantastic. The itinerary is great.

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  4. Frank Prem / May 7 2018 12:49 pm

    Looking forward to Peggy. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:27 pm

      Thanks Frank. We plan on making the most of it.

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  5. Wandago / May 7 2018 12:53 pm

    You’re in for an awesome trip! The Western States’ National Parks are very photogenic. But I’m not impartial.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:57 pm

      I think it’s quite okay to be biased. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Millicent Guiliani / May 7 2018 1:15 pm

    We leave on Wednesday for Sweden so I guess we’ll miss you this time. The weather out here is just perfect, so you’ll have a lovely visit. Milly and Dick

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:27 pm

      Darn, I’m sure we’ll manage to travel together again sometime soon. Hope you have a fabulous time, even without us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Brian Lageose / May 7 2018 1:16 pm

    This sounds like a terrific jaunt. Have a great time!

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  8. Derrick / May 7 2018 1:19 pm

    This should be good, a visit around the homeland
    Cant wait to see the photos
    We just got back from our road trip, not as extensive as yours is going to be
    (the $ rate fell while we were there, so it got rather expensive towards the end0
    Happy travels

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:30 pm

      Thanks Derrick, the exchange rate isn’t looking good for us either.

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  9. Chris Riley / May 7 2018 1:24 pm

    Iโ€™ll be looking forward to reading about your adventures Peggy.

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  10. Lindsay / May 7 2018 1:26 pm

    Have a great trip! I grew up (and still live) in the west and have been to a few of the national parks. Someday I hope to visit them all!

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  11. Millicent Guiliani / May 7 2018 1:49 pm

    Also, we’ll be back on June 1, so if by any chance you end up back on the west coast, please let us know because we would love to see you. Milly and Dick

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:31 pm

      We’ll be staying with friends in Los Angeles from late on June 21st until late on the 23rd.

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  12. mistermuse / May 7 2018 1:59 pm

    With visions of former times dancing in my head (having embarked on a similar journey decades ago), I wish you future fond memories of your present travels….and I look forward to re-visiting some of my memories through your reports.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:32 pm

      I look forward to sharing my adventures with you.

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  13. Phyllis Gaetz / May 7 2018 2:24 pm

    Safe travels Peggy and John. I didnโ€™t realize your trip was starting so soon! Yosemite is on my fb cover page-part of our motorcycle trip. Look forward to your next saga!

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:32 pm

      Thanks Phyllis. Now we have to plan our next trip together. Love to you both.

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  14. efge63 / May 7 2018 2:25 pm

    Since I can not go on this journey with you, I wanted to send you a message. I wanted you to know that I hope that you have a good time! I also wanted to wish you a pleasant journey, there and back! Be safe!

    I will waiting for your photos!!! Kisses!!!!

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  15. The Whitechapel Whelk / May 7 2018 2:26 pm

    Give my regards to Yosemite Sam. Serious request.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:34 pm

      Of course it’s a serious request. Will let you know when mission is accomplished.

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  16. sidilbradipo1 / May 7 2018 2:59 pm

    A new adventure begins ๐Ÿคฉ
    Have lots of fun ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜œ
    Ciao
    Sid

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  17. Norbert Haupt / May 7 2018 3:23 pm

    Hey, wave when you drive by. If you make it down to San Diego, make sure you let me know so we can connect! But your itinerary doesn’t seem to include that!

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:35 pm

      Sorry, but only as far south as Los Angeles. Maybe someday in the future.

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  18. Andrew Petcher / May 7 2018 4:24 pm

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy!

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  19. America On Coffee / May 7 2018 5:17 pm

    An exciting camping favorite. Look forward to the shares. Enjoy.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:38 pm

      Some amazing parks are on the itinerary. Very excited.

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  20. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / May 7 2018 5:21 pm

    You’re going to visit some of our greatest national parks. Have a wonderful adventure but don’t feed the bears.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:39 pm

      Some amazing parks are on the list. We hope to see bears, but not feed them or be fed to them.

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  21. lmo58 / May 7 2018 5:44 pm

    Be safe and have a wonderful time. Iโ€™m really looking forward to your posts and photos.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:39 pm

      Thanks Louise. Have made it as far as California.

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  22. beetleypete / May 7 2018 6:51 pm

    Sounds fabulous, Peggy. Yosemite! I’m envious of that.
    Have a great time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  23. Yvonne / May 7 2018 6:53 pm

    Whee! Have a brilliant time, be bad! ๐Ÿ˜†

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:40 pm

      I’ll try, but we aren’t going to the Badlands on this trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. derrickjknight / May 7 2018 6:57 pm

    Enjoy yourselves

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  25. Vicki / May 7 2018 7:29 pm

    Safe travels.
    (don’t forget the camera ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  26. trE / May 7 2018 7:40 pm

    Ooh, you guys have an awesome time exploring what we have to offer in the US. And yes, take lots of pictures! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  27. theunassuminghiker / May 7 2018 8:18 pm

    Have a wonderful trip, look forward to following along.

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  28. gerard oosterman / May 7 2018 9:26 pm

    Look forward to your adventures. I am sure the tents, sleeping bags are comfortable. I can, in my minds eye see you and Poor John sitting around the campfire. Keep an eye out for the bears!

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:43 pm

      We’ve sat around a lot of campfires and, until now, never had to worry about bears. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  29. gigglingfattie / May 7 2018 9:47 pm

    Hope you enjoy your adventure!!

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  30. ralietravels / May 7 2018 10:15 pm

    Welcome to our favorite part of the country. Although we have been there many times before, we plan to go back this fall.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:44 pm

      I’ll look forward to news of your travels there.

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  31. Superduque777 / May 7 2018 10:23 pm

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  32. a mindful traveler / May 7 2018 11:04 pm

    Oh how wonderful Peggy…have an amazing time, and look forward to the stories to come. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. WidgersWonderings / May 7 2018 11:27 pm

    Safe travels, and let me know when you get to central Nebraska.

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  34. Osyth / May 7 2018 11:54 pm

    Bon voyage aux ร‰tats Unis ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ. Iโ€™ve been fundamentally flatlining in blogging terms for several weeks as I effected a very major move in my life. Vaguely settled after 10 days I am back and reading (and catching up) and will be writing in the next few days. I send you my warmest wishes for biens arrivรฉs from possibly the closest we will have ever been in our blogging friendship ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:37 pm

      Thanks Osyth. I’m sure we’ll meet in person one day. Who knows where? Hope your move went smoothly.

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      • Osyth / May 10 2018 10:34 pm

        Thank you – I think the truth is as smoothly as could be expected! Safe travels to you and Poor John ๐Ÿ™‚

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  35. susan@onesmallwalk / May 8 2018 12:08 am

    Sounds wonderful – safe travels. Susan

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  36. Scott Levine / May 8 2018 12:28 am

    Wow… have a great trip!

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  37. pvcann / May 8 2018 12:57 am

    wonderful – hope to see snippets of your great adventure.

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  38. Phil Huston / May 8 2018 1:43 am

    Hard to beat the Continental Divide. The bears and wolves are back in Yellowstone, good news. Do the cosmic stuff in the desert SW. You’ll be glad you did. South of San Francisco? BAM. Have fun. Wave when you fly over Texas!

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:23 pm

      All our travels will be by road until we fly home via Denver. I’ll wave anyway.

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  39. Laurie Decker / May 8 2018 1:44 am

    Looking forward to your adventures!

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  40. Matthew Wakelee / May 8 2018 2:12 am

    Thatโ€™s going to be awesome. I look forward to reading about your adventure.

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:23 pm

      We’re starting the tour on Thursday.

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      • Matthew Wakelee / May 9 2018 4:04 am

        That should be perfect timing for Yosemite. The waterfalls should be flowing with plenty of spring snowmelt. Make sure you hike up the Mist Trail.

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      • leggypeggy / May 9 2018 8:31 am

        Thanks for that tip. I guess we’ll be doing what the tour permits.

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  41. circusgardener / May 8 2018 7:07 am

    Bon voyage!

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  42. Nancy / May 8 2018 11:25 am

    Sounds amazing! I’m looking forward to the photos that you take. Enjoy!๐Ÿ’œ

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  43. Oz's Travels / May 8 2018 12:20 pm

    Cool, enjoy the trip, hope that the flight was comfortable

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  44. jeanleesworld / May 8 2018 12:42 pm

    Oh how exciting! I do hope America’s insane airlines get you here safely. The national parks of the west are so gorgeous–at least, that’s what my kid brother tells me. Someday I’ll get to them! xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • leggypeggy / May 8 2018 3:25 pm

      We’re in California. The parks we do by road. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • jeanleesworld / May 8 2018 8:41 pm

        Huzzah! So the Pacific crossing was a success! I apologize in advance for the gas prices. They SUCK right now. Oh, I do hope you’ll take some awesome mountain shots! I’d love to get back to the Rockies some day.

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      • leggypeggy / May 9 2018 1:33 am

        Fuel is cheaper here than in Australia, so all good.

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  45. chattykerry / May 9 2018 12:38 am

    Bon Voyage, my dear friend. Nebraska is on my list of places to visit and I hope you have fun with friends and family. K x

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    • leggypeggy / May 9 2018 1:32 am

      Nebraska isn’t a typical tourist destination, but it’s my home state and I love it.

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      • chattykerry / May 9 2018 3:26 am

        Two of our lovely neighbors hail from Nebraska. Kind, straightforward and polite. Good people!

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  46. kkessler833 / May 10 2018 3:23 am

    Beautiful!

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  47. Living The Change 6 Powerful Steps / May 10 2018 4:50 am

    Enjoy your adventures Peggy, sounds fab. Looking forward to seeing your photographs

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  48. Brenda / May 10 2018 9:07 pm

    Happy travels.

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  49. Dave Ply / May 11 2018 8:17 am

    You can’t go wrong touring the National Parks (apart from the crowds, of course). Prepare to be impressed.

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  50. adventuredawgs / May 11 2018 11:49 am

    I cannot wait to read about the places you go! We passed through that area and did not plan nearly enough time.

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  51. Miss A / May 11 2018 3:20 pm

    That sounds like an amazing adventure! Enjoy!

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  52. insanelane / May 14 2018 3:41 am

    So Jealous!

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  53. Lynz Real Cooking / May 15 2018 9:16 am

    Have safe and fun adventures!

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  54. Sy S. / May 15 2018 1:01 pm

    LeggyZ,

    A perfect vacation/travel adventure… beautiful American National Parks (in the springtime), camping in Colorado… animals and landscapes to photograph! I have been to many parks you will go to.. but I am sure you will have many photos of areas I have not seen. I look forward to your interesting blog posts. If you come across “Smoky the Bear” tip your hat and say hello for all of us.

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    • leggypeggy / May 15 2018 11:14 pm

      Thanks Sy, I’m hoping to meet Smoky the Bear, but from a distance. Bought my lifetime park pass yesterday. Looking forward to the adventures.

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      • Sy S. / May 16 2018 10:07 am

        Smokey The Bear[ Created in 1944, the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history, educating generations of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires.

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      • leggypeggy / May 16 2018 1:29 pm

        Thanks for that snippet Sy.

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  55. proicttraining / May 15 2018 3:51 pm

    Wow, Amazing Blog I wish you will always have a safe and adventures life and after reading this blog I always Looking forward to your next one.

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  56. Terri / May 31 2018 1:26 am

    Enjoy your journey! When I take off soon, my dog and I will be hitting a lot of those same places…can’t wait to see how it went!

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    • leggypeggy / Jun 2 2018 3:29 am

      Hope you have wonderful travels. You’ll be surprised by how dog-friendly these places are. Just be sure to keep your dog leashed. Bears, mountain lions and coyotes think dogs are delicious.

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      • Dreadlocks and Butterflies / Jun 2 2018 10:23 pm

        Glad to hear most places are dog friendly…was a little concerned about that! And yes, she would totally be on leash…she’s got my back and is going to keep me safe, so I gotta have hers and keep her safe! Thanks for the info! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • leggypeggy / Jun 3 2018 12:37 am

        Glad to be of help.

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  57. Life Is Meant For Exploring / Jun 12 2018 6:28 pm

    Have a great time in Yosemite! The hike to the top of the falls is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  58. alenebadaos / Jun 15 2018 1:01 pm

    internet mean?

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  59. BloomsandBeautifuls / Jul 10 2018 12:45 pm

    Safe travels! So exciting!

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  60. Sarah @touchingthesummit / Jul 18 2018 6:22 pm

    This sounds like a fun adventure!

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  61. howikilledbetty / Jul 22 2018 11:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, this truly is a great adventure! This is inspiring stuff and I thought I was brave! Not any more … Looking forward to hearing about it – great post! Katie

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