Salt Lake City KOA – RV Park Reveiw

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SLC KOA – 1400 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 801-328-0224

If you are looking for a place to park your big rig, small rig, tent, or even just looking for a cabin close to down-town Salt Lake City the KOA is a great option. The park is located just about two and a half miles from Temple Square, Utah’s most visited tourist attraction.

It’s a wonderful walk as the streets are wide and provide spacious sidewalks. If the walk is a bit too much for you, no worries – the park offers a free shuttle at the top of every hour. While we were there in April, 2013 the Utah Transit Authority also opened another light rail going from the Salt Lake Airport to Downtown Salt Lake City – a great deal at only $2.50 per person.

The Salt Lake City KOA –

The park map –

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The park itself is large and as you can see on the map (click link to manipulate map) it offers plenty of options for rigs of every size and stays of every duration. The sites are spacious and provide some nice shade for when the weather is hot.

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There was quite a bit of construction going on in the park during our stay, but the improvements being made were worth the small noise inconvenience during the day.

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In addition to upgrading and enlarging many of the sites in the long-term section of the park, they were pouring stylish concrete patios for many of the sites in the KOA camp portion as well. We moved into one of the newly upgraded sites and were more than happy to have a poured patio again.

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As with any business, RV parks especially, the quality of the stay is directly impacted by the quality of the staff. The camp hosts and entire staff at the SLC- KOA were superb! Everyone from check-in to check-out was friendly and helpful, offering assistance,  information, and on several occasions, even a ride in one of the buggies while I was carrying the clothes basket to the laundry room.

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In addition to helping to keep the grounds pretty, The Sunshine Lady, a.k.a. Marlene, is a wealth of information with regards to enjoying and making the most of your visit to Salt Lake City – from area attractions to where to find the best flowers in town, she can point you in the right direction.

The amenities are updated and well maintained at the SLC- KOA. The laundry room was always clean and has plenty of machines. There are two facilities on site but I only used the one located by the pool.

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Although we don’t typically make use of the restroom and shower facilities, I always make it a point to check them out. The bath houses were roomy, bright and clean.

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The playground, pavilion, media center, and pool are all in one area – very convenient.

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(Note - the pool was not officially open when this picture was taken)

(Note – the pool was not officially open when this picture was taken)

If you’re not traveling with your rig or perhaps you’re expecting more guests than you can comfortably accommodate, SLC-KOA offers a couple of cabins as well.

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There are two extra-large bay vehicle washes on the property as well as the propane filling station.

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The Salt Lake City KOA was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it if you’re in the area for work or play. The staff was most accommodating and their warmth and hospitality made us feel welcome and at home during our stay.

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SLC KOA – 1400 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 801-328-0224

 Enjoy your visit! 🙂

 

Salt Lake City – Our Final Look Around

Wednesday’s Walkabout today will be the last from Salt Lake City as we are pulling out of our site for a truly unknown destination. Just one of the uncertainties associated with living on the road full-time in a H.O.W. (house on wheels).

The pictures were taken on Memorial Day so yes, I had to get a couple of American Flags in the mix. 🙂

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We were drawn to the word “Boston” … not the words “Stock Exchange” that you can’t see in these pics. (lol). I love that you can see Joe’s refection in the window 🙂 He was pointing out the “V” in the word building.

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The Cathedral of the Madeleine …

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Eagle Gate spans between State Street and South Temple. The monument was erected in 1859 and commemorates the entrance to Brigham Young’s property at the mouth of City Creek Canyon.

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Time for a bite to eat at one of the local favorite eateries. The Green Pig Pub, where The Boss indulged in a little bitty burger…

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The fries were out of this world fabulous! The Ultimate Burger comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onion, cheddar cheese, corned beef, and a fried egg piled on a Kobe beef burger, nestled in a perfectly grilled brioche bun. I went with the Kobe Corned Beef Reuben and though it was equally delicious, it wasn’t nearly as photogenic.  Plus, you just gotta love a place that serves up a big ole 24 once can of beer  for only $3!  🙂

Well, that’s all from SLC. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to check back for updates on the mystery move we are embarking on – should be interesting.

~Cheers~

Rainy Days and Online Shopping – Amazon Style

Stuck inside today… (((Yawn)))

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I did manage to get some writing done and that’s always a good thing. But, as is typically the case, I found myself surfing the net – looking for odds and ends, the latest best sellers, etc. While doing so, it reminded me that I haven’t mentioned my Amazon Associate Status in a while.

Sooo… that means this is a reminder that well, if you’re already an Amazon shopper – awesome, continue to do so! Here’s the good part, if it’s not too much trouble, I’d be greatly appreciative if you’d get to the Amazon Store via my links in the sidebar here. 😀  As an associate, I do receive a small amount of compensation from your purchases – and – No, there are no addition fees on your end.

To all of you who have already been using Amazon via my links – THANK YOU for your support!! It really does mean a great deal to me. 🙂

As always, thanks for stopping by. I’m wishing you all sunny skies and brighter days ahead.

~Cheers~

 

 

Got Salt? – Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

We took a ride this week to see something The Boss (a.k.a. Mr. Gibberish) has always wanted to see – The Bonneville Salt Flats.

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I had never even heard of it before but the site is quite famous among the speed-loving crowd. There are a couple of major events held here annually. Bonneville “Speed Week” takes place mid-August and the “World Finals” take place early October. The Southern California Timing Association organizes and plans these events along with prepping and maintaining the salt. As we were here in May, we didn’t get to see any events but the beauty of the land was worth the trip.

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While that’s all fine and yes, I agree – pretty cool, what I liked best about the spot was the continuous shimmer of the land. I expected to see a dried-up barren looking salty plain. What I saw instead was a sparkling sea of diamonds shimmering in what appeared to be just a few inches of crystal clear water.

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It was hard to capture the brilliance of the shimmer, but as you can see the vast beauty of the landscape was breathtaking.

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A salt-soak pedicure… a la natural 🙂

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Looks like it should be icy cold, right? It was very warm and felt wonderful! 🙂

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Of course, the super salty water did leave a little residue – but nothing a quick rinse with a bottled water couldn’t handle. 🙂

Yes, this image is being posted per The Boss. Built Ford Tough… still going strong! 😉

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The ride from Salt Lake City was about 120 miles West on I-80. In addition to the scenery and an almost ever-present fright trains…

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There was a cool art structure that stood out as well. It’s called the Metaphor: The Tree of Utah.

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Finally, with all that salt around you know there had to be a salt factory in the mix. The Morton Salt Company has a plant along I-80.

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It was a great day trip from Salt Lake City, but if you’re not into making the trip there and back in one day, a small town called  West Wendover located just a few more miles west at the Nevada border offers some decent overnight options. The nicer of the accommodations are located in the casinos closer to the highway.

As usual, we had a great time and we’re looking forward to the next adventure!

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂

~Cheers~

Travel Theme: The Four Elements

This week’s travel them incorporates the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water. Ailsa has amazing photos capturing each of these elements over at Where’s My Backpack? If you haven’t seen them yet time a minute and go check them out. They’re fabulous.

When I think of spectacular “earthy” scenic vistas it’s hard to pick just one. Since we’ve been on the road for the past 16 months we’ve seen beauty coast to coast and border to border. But here’s the image I’d like to share with you. It was taken in the Valley of Fire in Nevada.

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My image for air was taken at dawn on the road in Idaho on our last road trip from Washington to Utah.

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Okay, next up – fire. There’s nothing like a campfire to help get into the happy zone. This is our fire pit from back on the east coast.

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And finally – water. If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’re probably thinking I’ll pick a beach shot for this one. But guess what? Nope, not this time. While we were in Washington I complained about the weather a little (okay, a lot) but I have to admit the San Juan Islands, and Anacortes were one of the prettiest locations we’ve stayed. I loved being surrounded by water – even if it wasn’t of the beach variety.

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Do you have any pictures of the four elements you’d like to share? I’d love to see them! Just title your post Travel Theme: The Four Elements and link back to Where’s My Backpack? and to my blog as well is you like 😉

As always, comments are appreciated so feel free to speak your mind 😀

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

~Cheers~