Monthly Archives: June 2018

Warren Bridge BLM, Wyoming

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Warren Bridge BLM campground

Heading north from Flaming Gorge we settled into a beautiful little BLM campground about an hour south of Jackson, WY.  Located at 7500 ft, it was in the 70’s during the day and dropping into the 30’s at night. With snow-capped mountains all around us, and at $5/ night, this was dry camping at it’s best.  Leonard got to put his new solar panels to work and everything worked like a charm.   Continue reading

Flaming Gorge Nat Rec Area and Dinosaur Nat Mon

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The Green River and dam for Flaming Gorge reservoir.

We spent a week at Lucerne campground in the high desert of Flaming Gorge Nat Rec Area on the border of southern Wyoming and northern Utah.    The campground was nearly deserted during the week , we shared it only with the numerous pronghorn antelope and the ubiquitous prairie dog which seem to be everywhere we go. Continue reading

Does Elon Musk have plans for Defuniak Springs?

IMG_7146Defuniak Springs, a once thriving town situated in the panhandle of north Florida off of I- 10 has sadly seen better days.  We spent a couple of nights just north of here on the first leg of our 2018 cross country trip and one night we ventured into town to see what we could see.   The town unfortunately is like so many that we have traveled through, with the downtown almost completely deserted, boarded up and only a few hardy businesses surviving enough to make a living.  There are perhaps hundreds of gorgeous Victorian houses in various states of decay surrounding a lake in the center of town.  We did find the one restaurant in town, Bogeys, that seemed to be getting all the business and had a lovely meal out on the balcony overlooking town.   When we were leaving we drove around some side streets and to our amazement we discovered not one but 5 Tesla charging stations.  Unbelievable, like something from Back to the Future.  There were empty buildings all around and a large crumbled parking lot nearby and a proud sign proclaiming  “Where the past meets the future”.   I can only hope Elon Musk has plans for this town. IMG_7141

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Musk Oil!

In the vicinity are Falling Waters State Park, Ponce De Leon Springs State Park and Morrison Spring.  All worth exploring.

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Ponce De Leon Springs State Park

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Falling Waters SP,  Florida’s highest waterfall.  It falls 75 feet down into a sinkhole.