Driving day: Flagstaff to Tucson

Spent the night in Flagstaff at a buddies driveway. I had to work but it was still very nice and quiet. Although it did get a little cold and the water line connecting our fresh water tank to our pump partially froze.

The dogs slept well and were ready to roll in the late morning:

We rolled out and had planned on stopping for lunch at Green in Phoenix. Unfortunately Phoenix traffic was horrendous at 2:30pm so we had to keep on moving. We ended up stopping at the rest area south of Phoenix on I-10 for PBnJ’s.

We rolled into Tucson a bit after 5pm and just enough time to relax a minute before my night shift started.

We are parked at Kate’s brothers house for a few weeks. The weather is so much nicer here. 70’s!

I got my new iPhone Xr and have been playing with portrait mode.

Leaving Grassland: for the winter

It’s that time

We aren’t leaving forever

It’s just a bit too cold

For this trailer and desert rats

We will be back

But until it’s warmer

We will be south of here

That’s a pretty crude poem but practice makes perfect and besides I’m not charging for this content.

So today we left Mancos and Grassland to head south for the winter. Our plan is to spend some time in Tucson and Phoenix. Then head west to Havasu and then further south to Mexico.

Last night was chilly. The furnace ran most of the night. At least until it ran out of propane. So then the fresh water tank or tubes froze a bit and the water pump wasn’t working so well. So we hand sandwiches for breakfast as they require no water to make and little washing afterwards.

Kate had coffee with our friend Kelli and her little one Rayne. He isn’t even a year old yet but seems huge.

We locked up the gate and bid farewell. Until New Years Eve anyway but we won’t bring the trailer up for that.

Our plan today was to make it to Flagstaff and spend the night in a friends driveway. The drive took us through Kayenta in the Navajo Nation in the northeast corner of AZ.

The scenery in this area is like being on another planet. The roads are a little bumpy but not as bad as most roads on the east coast.

PBR: Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers

Our friends Jen and Derek introduced us to the Mile 18 area for mountain biking earlier this year. Kate is just getting her dirt wheels under control and PBR is a great trail to get started on. However as the description reads below it’s still fun for any skill level.

2 miles of nonstop grins! Nonstop banked turns and features flowing into each other. Very fast and with enough speed you’ll be in the air a good amount of time (though everything is rollable).

This is the perfect trail for intermediates to work on skills, or experts to let it rip. Everyone will be happy with this one.

Via MTB Project

Driving: Mancos to Grand Junction

Travel day! We moved from Mancos to Grand Junction today so that I (Roger) can drive up to Vail this week to get my knee checked out. Kate drove and did a great job as arrived without incident.

Klondike Bluffs north of Moab

It’s a beautiful drive that passes through Moab Utah. Moab is definitely one of the most unique landscapes on the planet. As a kid we used to drive there in springtime to start the mountain biking season. It has since grown into a major travel destination and is crawling with people, atvs, and mountain bikers.

On the road again

We were planning on driving the rig up to Eagle Co tomorrow to be closer to the doctors office but the weather is getting drastically colder. Since our rig is not equipped for freezing temps we are gonna stay in grand junction and drive up for the day. Fun times!

Video Interview with Kristin Lajeunesse about Will Travel for Vegan Food

video Interview with Kristin Lajeunesse about Will Travel for Vegan Food

The live interview has passed with Kristin Lajeunesse about Will Travel for Vegan Food. Now you can watch the recording here. Roger did a good job of keeping his mouth shut and learning more about Kristin’s adventure and new book which you can get on her publishers website Vegan Publishers or at Amazon where it is currently the best seller for Solo Travel Guides!

Watch the recording of our video interview with Kristin of Will Travel for Vegan Food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBoiM2midmo&ab_channel=RollingwithGrass
In the interview we talk about her new book and how it came about. Kristin shares some pointers on preparing for a journey like this. Hint: Get a notebook and keep track of what you want to do and why. We learn about the vegan scene in Fargo North Dakota (spoiler: its pretty awesome) and the lack of a scene in Alaska (come on alaska lets get it going =). Kristin shares her thoughts on vegan activism and specifically a group she works with Farm Animal Rights Movement.

Watch the video and get the book.