John and Neo Martinson

Jackson, Wyoming

Off the Map Yesterday, Day 9 of the trip, we first went to the Hill AFB Aerospace Museum in Ogden, Utah as planned. Here, Neo discovered an enormous military plane he had never heard of - the C-124C Globemaster II - a Vietnam Era troop carrier with a double-decker cabin for 200 troops and a cargo bay that could accommodate a tank (see photo) among other aircraft. For the next leg of our day’s drive, we had planned a route using both Roadtrippers mapping software and Tesla’s online software, but were unable to plug that route into the car’s [...]

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Parks We departed Jackson, Wyoming on our selected route and entered the first National Park of our road trip—Grand Teton, just north of Jackson Hole, and three things became evident—the Tetons are, indeed, “Grand” and the speed limit was reduced to 45. This was not a problem for me as I often drive below the posted speed limit. I find it more relaxing and people who want to go faster can simply pass me. But, especially in a profoundly scenic area, it is nice to just relax and be able to actually take-in the scenery, take advantage of a [...]

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – Day 2

Darwinism The aptly-named Camelback Mountain looks like a sleeping Dromedary with its hump-like summit and head extended forward. It is, perhaps, the Phoenix, Arizona area’s most recognizable natural landmark and everybody wants to climb it as it is a relatively quick way to get altitude to view the Valley of the Sun and is a short walk from a number of resorts. The resorts try to do a good job of preparing tourists for the climb and there are plenty of websites providing advice, however, for some inexplicable reason, some tourists completely ignore this advice. They hike in flip-flops, [...]

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Due to unforeseen family needs, we are now departing on Saturday, May 2nd on our “Tribal Nations of Arizona” Road Trip in my Tesla Model 3 to visit all 22 Indian Nations in the State of Arizona, 2,200 miles in 6 days (May 2-7).