We left Moab this morning, headed to Cannonville, Utah. I have to say that the campground we camped at in Moab was probably one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed in:Moab Valley RV Resort

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We had a slight problem this morning before we took off. I looked out the camper door to this:

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I thought for a moment we were gonna have to see who wanted to come 2,000 miles west to come rescue us but it ended up being a bad battery. A quick stop at Napa & we were on the road again.
We wanted to take the scenic route to our next stop so we took highway 24 and highway 12 through Capitol Reef National Park & Grand Staircase National Monument. Other than trying to distract my mom and dad from stealing rocks from a national park and a incident with a not-so-nice tour bus driver, the drive was wonderful.

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Entering Capitol Reef. If you look closely I bet 2 out of the 4 have rocks stuffed in their pockets.

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Jake spending his money at the Capitol Reef Gift Shop. Can you ever have enough refrigerator magnets?

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The view from one of the highest points in Capitol Reef. Elevation 9600 feet.

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Parked at one of the viewpoints. I believe this is where we met Tour Bus Driver from Hell.

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A view at the Grand Staircase National Monument.

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The grade sign as we came down from Grand Staircase. This is where we saw a rental motorhome full of foreign tourists throw it into reverse while careening down the hill. Maybe “R” means something else in Uzbekistan.

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Our site for the next two days at the Cannonville KOA.

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Mom & dad’s non air conditioned cabin. I have to admit I’m going to rather enjoy them sweating it out. I spent my first 18 years in a house where they refused to get air conditioning. So this evening when they told me there was no AC in their cabin I finally got to be the one to tell them “You don’t need air conditioning. Open some windows, you’ll be fine”. I still blame them for my cat’s untimely death. There wasn’t an official autopsy but I still believe Ginger died from complications from a heat stroke.
We have entered the land of no cell service just some wifi from the campground. Matt is having a rough time with it but I think he’ll make it. Tomorrow we are planning a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and then probably hitting the road to head home Friday morning.

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