Thursday, July 10, 2014

Steph & Joe's Short Enterprise

Hello, my name is Joe and together with my lovely wife, Stephanie, we embarked on our first an adventure with Chuck.  Jon and Jen loaned us Chuck in March 2014 for a week long excursion of our choice.  This is our contribution to the life of Chuck.

The Grand Canyon was the chosen destination- being a mere 20 hours away, this would be perfect for seeing new sights and curing my hunger for adventure (in retrospect, this trip made it worse).
Driving in a home on wheels is great, it gives you the freedom to live life at your own pace, savoring beautiful moments as they come. 

Planning this trip was pretty exciting, I spent most of my free time during school planning, and discovering the awesomeness of BLM land and free camp spots. Below was the break down of the trip, plan would be travel there in 3 days. Stopping and camping in Palo Duro Canyon park in TX, El Malpais National Monument in NM, driving through the Petrified Forest in AZ, and finally arriving at the Grand Canyon. 

Scroll on for photos...

Our first morning waking up in the wilderness...
 Destination B had no vacancy. 

Checking out point C: The Arch in El Malpais National Monument.

Driving Through The Petrified Forest: The view from Chuck is excellent.

We made it! ... 4 days later
My wife was excited, you can tell by this specific expression.
The hike is easy going down
Going up... well, we got lazy fast
Cell phone photo seemed sufficient to capture the canyon
Only way to experience it, is to be there
So here's to Chuck, he was a great van and won't be forgotten! We're hoping his new owner is enjoying him as much as we did. 

A big thank you to the Luths for letting us borrow Chuck. We've been inspired to spend a couple years traveling in the future. 

1 comment:

  1. Stink, you put my photos to shame! I am glad you got some of Chuck at the Grand Canyon. It was a big yet-to-see destination for him.