Category: Road Diary

The “road diary” portion of Mike’s Road Trip is a section for daily (ish) posts geared to those who follow Mike’s Road Trip closely—it’s a section for more informal posts that share where Mike is currently, or, where he will be heading next.

Lost Sunglasses…found!

As I was leaving the Desert Thistle Bed & Breakfast (outside Zion National Park) the other day, I realized I was missing something VERY important...my brand new Maui Jim sunglasses. I was really freaking out...not only are they expensive sunglasses, but my baby blues need them to protect from the...

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More Road Drama…

Well, I had another mechanical issue today...was getting gas and the truck would not start.  I thought maybe my battery had gone south, but it was just corroded battery cables.  Someone was shining down on me as you can see in the video.  :-)

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Just checked-in to the Desert Thistle B&B

Just checked into the Desert Thistle B&B outside Zion National Park. I'm very excited, I just check-in to the B&B in which I'm staying this evening...it's called The Desert Thistle and it's located just outside the Zion National Park.  It's a lovely place run by a very nice couple named...

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In Zion National Park…

Having a wonderful time in Zion National Park...it's amazing here!  While I certainly would not mind camping out this evening, it's raining once again which puts a damper on things (pun intended).  Lucky for me, I believe I've secured lodging at another Bed & Breakfast.  I think the key is...

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Just left Page (Lake Powell) area

Well, I had an interesting evening last night...I did not have lodging secured and was planning on camping out (which you can hardly find a better area).  There was however a big storm baring down on me (and the area).  I had a camp spot in mind, but decided I...

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‘Endurance Bike Race’ goes through AZ

Yesterday I posted a video on a possible bike race...today I got more info and it's quite interesting. There is an endurance bike-race in progress called, "Race Across American (RAAM)," it's a 3000 mile trek that stared in Oceanside, CA (just a couple days ago) and will finish in Annapolis,...

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Drive from Wickenburg to Prescott

If you've never driven Hwy 89 from Wickenburg to Prescott, you really should give it a shot some time—it's a very interesting and scenic route.  However, for those who get car-sick easily...fare-warning, it's a sketchy road with many 15mph hairpin turns and switchback.  For those who are impatient, this trek...

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Met an interesting ol’-timer…

While on the train ride through Verde Valley yesterday, I met a really nice and interesting ol'-timer named "Vernon." Vernon is an Air Force Veteran who served in Korea (as did my Father). We talked each others' ears off about politics, and found our positions very much aligned. Funny though,...

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Heading to Cottonwood…

Heading to Cottonwood to ride the train through Verde Valley.  Will stop in Prescott and maybe Jerome along the way.  Will be staying at a quaint B&B called, Desert Rose. Stay tuned for more later...

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Packing up…

Well, I'm packing up for my first official day on the road.  For the past couple of days I've had the luxury of staying at my folks' place in Wickenburg, AZ.  First stop, Cottonwood, AZ area for a train ride through Verde Valley, something I've wanted to do for a...

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