2019 Road Trip & Nt’l Park Extravaganza

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Hey everyone! As some of you know I’m on my solo road trip bound for San Diego, with stops at places like Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef etc. I’ll be posting my photos from the trip here. It’s just the beginning and already I’m speechless at what I’ve seen. So, stay tuned for pics!

~Lizzie 😎
 
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Day 1:

The drive from NM to CO was breathtaking, in beauty and a little fear 😂 . Driving cliffside roads w/o guardrails and STEEP drop offs while it was snowing had me, shall we say, a wee bit nervous. But the scenery more than made up for it. If you haven’t been through there yet, I highly recommend that you do. Silverton and Ouray are quaint Here are some pics from the drive to CO.

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Day 3: Dead Horse State Park, UT & Canyonlands

Today was one heck of a day. I got into Moab early, so I decided to go to Dead Horse State Park. What a change from the dramatic landscape of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. After visiting Dead Horse, I decided to go down Mineral Springs Rd, a dirt road off of the 313. Off of Mineral Springs Rd are many other dirt roads. I was feeling adventurous and took one of those offshoot roads. I got a bit turned around and took a wrong turn and got a little lost. I ended up close to The Island in the Sky Road in Canyonlands NP. I found out just how capable my 4R is lol. Needless to say I found my way out, but what an experience, and not one I want to repeat lol. I made it to the switchback part of Mineral Springs Rd, just before it descends into the canyon. I really wanted to go down there, but with the fresh adrenaline rush of being lost still running through my system, I decided against it. One day I’ll make it down into the canyon.

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Don't forget to grab a bite at Moab Diner!!! My favorite is the Chilli cheese omelet.

If you go to the Cruise Moab vendor's tent, you might be able to grab a set of sliders, bumpers, a winch, a snorkel then have them install them on your rig :lol: Vendor showcase starts TONIGHT at the Spanish Trail arena. I think that's where it's at but not 100% sure.
 

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Don't forget to grab a bite at Moab Diner!!! My favorite is the Chilli cheese omelet.

If you go to the Cruise Moab vendor's tent, you might be able to grab a set of sliders, bumpers, a winch, a snorkel then have them install them on your rig :lol: Vendor showcase starts TONIGHT at the Spanish Trail arena. I think that's where it's at but not 100% sure.
I will double Moab Diner. They also have fabulous shakes.
 
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Don't forget to grab a bite at Moab Diner!!! My favorite is the Chilli cheese omelet.

If you go to the Cruise Moab vendor's tent, you might be able to grab a set of sliders, bumpers, a winch, a snorkel then have them install them on your rig :lol: Vendor showcase starts TONIGHT at the Spanish Trail arena. I think that's where it's at but not 100% sure.
I’ll be eating at Moab Diner on my way out tomorrow morning.

If I had that kind of cash/credit laying around, it’d be on like Donkey Kong 😂 .
 
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Great time to be in Moab! The pictures are excellent!
Thank you! It’s been so much fun. It’s so great to see all these 4x4s, well, pretty much just the Toyotas hahaha. I’ve had to wipe up a lot of drool, if I’m being honest 😂. It’s nice to see more 5th gen 4Rs not afraid to get dirty or dinged too.
 
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