We left Las Vegas, Nevada for a full-time adventure in our motorhome in June 2013. That first year we discovered the northwest. 2014 saw us go from Arizona to Key West, Florida. Then up the east coast to Knoxville and back west through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Our 2015 excursion, which started March 16th, will take us up to Washington and across the upper U.S. to the northeast for the fall seasonal change. Follow us!
Tuesday, July 16th and the last week has flown by as we have just
spent our seventh day at the East Bay RV Park in Provo, Utah. Once again we
have exercised our option and decided to spend a second seven days here in the
Springville/Provo area. We will be departing for Idaho Falls, Idaho on
Wednesday, July 24th.
Back on the
10th of July we moved the 180 miles from Moab, Utah into one of Salt
Lake City’s most southern suburbs, Springville, Utah. Springville is
approximately 50 miles down Interstate 15 from SLC, and just a couple miles
south of Provo where Brigham Young University (BYU) is located. It has been
about ten or so years since I’ve been in the area and things are not the same. Provo
is going through renovation and it is more beautiful then I remembered.
has gone tropical in the Salt Lake City area. Lightning and thunder storms have
been predicted almost every day. It rained very hard for about four hours last Friday
morning. That got our golf game cancelled that day, but the motorhome and Jeep
got a much needed wash.
As rain pounded the motorhome, our entertainment was compliments
of our onboard satellite receiver and Dish Network. Of course Golf Channel and
later the Dodgers played the Colorado Rockies. It was interesting listening to
the broadcast through the opinions of Denver broadcasters. We watched the movie
“Dave”, starring Kevin Kline, and I got to thinking how everyone probably wishes
things came out of Washington D.C. with as much simple clarity as provided in
this movie. Politics! I’m not going to get started on it.
We are within
a couple of days of our first anniversary. That is, our first 30 days on the
road in our 300 square foot motorhome. Still a little hard to fathom this coach
is our home. For the naysayers, and there were more than one, everything is
going fine! Of course being retired and virtually without the usual responsibilities
has a lot to do with our happiness. I like to describe us as a couple of ducks.
In the morning a duck awakes by just taking their head out from under their
wing to discover . . . whatever. We can put our motorhome in some most
interesting and beautiful places whenever the scenery needs a change. Hopefully
all of our readers will come to know this feeling at some point in your lives.
Utah, and the general vicinity around Springville has all of the establishments
we frequent. Access to the J.P. Morgan Chase banking system is here. Provo has
a couple very nice and modern indoor and outdoor shopping malls. Wal-Mart/Sam’s
of course! Mexican food, Olive Garden, Macaroni Grill, Subway, and plenty of
those frilly places where you pay more and don’t get full. Did I say Mexican
food? Oh, ya!
moving early this past Sunday morning and over to The Preserve at East Bay golf
course here in Provo. There were two cars in the parking lot at 8 A.M. on this
beautiful morning. We had the practice area to ourselves and we worked on
Janet’s chipping for about an hour before moving on to the driving range.She is definitely getting better.
Consequently we played golf Monday at Sleepy Ridge in Orem, Utah. This is a
links type course that is better played if you had prior experience with this
course. Some blind shots over unplayable swamp areas to large sloping greens were
only overcome with the knowledge of my SkyCaddie. Janet donated a ball on all
four of those holes. Sleepy Ridge is a nice public facility.Just look at the picture of the club house (below).
If you get in the area I highly
recommend a stop here. Green fees around $40 includes cart but not range balls.
You will be
up to date with us when I finish telling you about our one hour drive over to
the Park City/Heber Valley area this morning. Remember the Winter Olympics were
held there in 2002. On the way through the Heber Valley we stopped and made a
tee time for Thursday at Wasatch Mountain State Park’s Lake course. Wonderful
old mature tree lined course that I have had some history with about 15 years
ago. I’m looking forward to Thursday.
We drove on
to Park City in about 20 minutes and found, quite possibly, the last two hour
parking place close to the main fun area in old town. This street is
approximately one mile long and has a four or five percent grade from one end
to the other. It’s an old mining town with shops on both sides of the street in
refurbished buildings that date back over 100 years. The new with the old, and
very well done. Hotels, restaurants, expensive shops, and tee shirt shops. All
tastefully done in the motif of an elderly town from the past. We enjoyed
It's 7:15 P.M. and it just started to rain. Nice! Our excursion of a lifetime is going just fine and I’m enjoying
telling you about it. Until next time.