Less then 50 miles from Fair Lawn we broke down in Hackettstown NJ on  July 15,2002. The truck was towed to the closest Ford dealer and the next day the trailer was towed to a nearby campground. We stayed there until the truck was repaired and on July 18,2002 we continued our trip to De Forest , WI. where our son Michael and his family lived. We took our grandchildren Jesse and Leah up to a Corp of Engineer campground on the Mississippi River near La Cross Wi for about a week before returning to De Forest, From Wisconsin we went to Minnesota and worked our way stopping at various State Parks, National Parks and Monuments in the Dakotas., Wyoming and Montana down into Utah,  Arizona into California where we finished the year in Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo near LA.

1. Break Down and Visit.  We took our Grand kids Jesse and Leah up to a an Army Corp Of Engineers Campground on the Misissipi River near La Cross, WI for a week or so before returning to

2.  Michael's Home July 20, 2002 - August 3, 2002.

3.  Included in this page is a  map of our planned trip West

3.  Badlands  We visit Badlands National Park In South Dakota 8/6/02,after Blue Mounds State Park and Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota 8/5/02.

4.  Mount Rushmore  We camp at Custer State Park in South Dakota 8/7/02 - 8/18/02 from where we visit Wind Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument.

5.  Devils Tower and Yellowstone  We go to Devils Tower National Monument 8/19/02 and after a stop at the Little Bighorn Battlefield and Billings Montana 8/22/02 we go on to  Yellowstone National Park8/23/02 .

6.  Grand Tetons National Park  8/30/02, We visit Grand Tetons NP, Montpellier Idaho and Salt Lake City Utah. I included map of our stay in Utah.

7.  Arches National Park  9/11/02

8.  Canyonlands National Park 9/13/02

9.  Capitol Reef National Park and  Fruita 9/17/02

10.  Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument 9/18/02

11. Bryce Canyon National Park 9/23/02

12. Cedar City, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Snow Canyon 9/27/02

13. Zion National Park 9/29/02

14. Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim 10/6/02

15. Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim 10/8/02

16. Geology of the Grand Canyon

17. Mary Colter, a famous woman architect

18. Flagstaff, Arizona 10/14/02

19. Canyon De Chelly 10/16/02

20. Return to Flagstaff 10/20/02

21. Mesa, Arizona 10/25/02

22. Tucson, Arizona 11/1/02

23. Biosphere 2

24. Tombstone, Arizona 11/6/02

25. Boot Hill, Jewish Memorial

26. California and the Salton Sea 11/10/02

27. San Diego
11/18/02 - 11/22/02

28. Malibu Creek 12/9/02 12/17/02

29. We Return to the Desert 12/17/02 - 1/7/03