2020: A Little Chaotic, Yes…

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">This year has no doubt been a special one. Hopefully you'll see by the pictures in this post that we've turned a year with lots of fear, doubt, and uncertainty into another year with lots of memories and fun. Although the challenge of finding a place to live for a few days has been a regular occurrence, there have also been a lot of fun experiences that we've been privileged to have. This year has no doubt been a special one. Hopefully you’ll see by the pictures in this post that we’ve turned a year with lots of fear, doubt, and uncertainty into another year with lots of memories and fun. Although the challenge of finding a place to live for a few days has been a regular occurrence, there have also been a lot of fun experiences that we’ve been privileged to have.

For a time we had to assume that everything was closed even if we had checked to see if it wasn’t, especially around Memorial Day. It was the weekend before Memorial Day and we were traveling to Moab from Colorado. We had plans to stay on BLM land but to our surprise we spotted a sign with big, red, bold letters saying, “No overnight camping.” So what do you do then? The only thing you know to do…..keep driving. And that’s exactly what we did…We grabbed lunch then got on the road again. On the way to…somewhere. We called what felt like thousands of campgrounds but they were all full…along with every boondocking spot we knew of. One spot we attempted was so full, that while we were trying to navigate through tight trees, we got severely jammed which caused us to scratch almost the whole length of our rig. You can imagine the aggravation, stress, and how quiet the car ride/rest of the day was. Where did we end up? Ahh yes, you probably could’ve guessed it… good ‘ol Walmart. Even so, it made for a safe night’s sleep…


After that whole fiasco we decided that it was much safer, easier, and wouldn’t add to mom and dad’s gray hair collection if we went back to one of our favorite campgrounds, Zion River RV Resort. Our second round of Zion RV Resort was better than the first! In my opinion anyway:) We had a site that backed-up to the Virgin River – which was PERFECT for how hot it was. We also got to play some intense games of taps with some new friends we made. It was great:) Not to mention Zion NP opened and we finally got to hike it for the first time in 2020!! We hit one of our favorite trails in the park, the Watchman, while enjoying a Utah sunset. We followed the Watchman up with a hike that very few people get to do in life: Angel’s Landing. By far one of the most intense/epic hike we’ve ever done! It was a great relief from what we had just come from.


Once the week of fun spent in Zion RV Resort was over, we decided to visit with our friends that had moved to Ogden, UT – several years before we got on the road as full-timers. So we found a campground inside Willard Bay State Park. It was on a great lake that was good for a refreshing swim. It was a great little park until we came back from having dinner at our friends house, only to find the entry gate LOCKED! No matter what we tried or what we thought of as a solution there was nobody gettin’ in that park, or out! Apparently there was a tiny sign that was barely visible that stated that the gate closed at ten o’clock, and NO exceptions! Well, just our luck it was 10:30…. Thankfully there was a ranger nearby that must have seen our bewilderment, and kindly let us in:) Other than that little incident, we really enjoyed seeing familiar faces and having some fun in the lake.

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