Saturday, December 31, 2011

Legacy Trails "ADVENTURE UTAH"

We have recently learned that many of our interested participants have been affected by mission assignments, church callings, health and family issues that have diminished our trekker list to just a few. It is hard to say if it will be any better next year or not. Under the circumstances we have decided to cancel the 2012 tour and try for a 2013 tour instead. I will be contact each of you to let you know in detail our decision. 
Norm and Heather 
Did you know that Utah is home to five National Parks, seven National Monuments, one National Historic site and two National Recreational Areas. Plus Utah serves as a gateway to five National Parks in adjacent states. And we will be visiting many of these on the "Utah Adventures" tour.
U.S. resident / citizens will want to obtain a good for life SENIOR PARK PASS for $10.00. This will cover everyone in your vehicle.
Non-U.S. residence / citizens should obtain a 2012 ANNUAL PARK PASS for $80.00. This also will cover everyone in your vehicle.
Otherwise each National Park visit is upwards of $25.00 per vehicle per park or entry. The above passes can be obtained at the first park entry that we hit.  
ROAD LOG Edited Jan 17,2012 Subject to frequent change
DAY 1: Sept. 5 Wed. Rendezvous Bear Lake Utah, Rendezvous Beach State Park
DAY 2: Sept. 6 Thurs. Truck -pool to Paris Idaho for Tabernacle Tour / Evening Welcome Dinner 
DAY 3: Sept. 7 Fri. Bear Lake to Flaming Gorge Lucerne Valley State Park with side trip to  Piedmont Ash Kilns. (157 mi)
DAY 4: Sept. 8 Sat. Flaming Gorge to Vernal Fossil Valley RV Park. Optional Temple visit (63 mi)
DAY 5: Sept. 9 Sun. Rest Day no travel. Local church services.
DAY 6: Sept. 10 Mon. Vernal to Moab Arch View RV Park (244 mi *high mountain pass)
DAY 7: Sept. 11 Tue. Truck -pool Tour Arches National Park/ Canyonlands National Park.
DAY 8: Sept. 12 Wed. Moab to Monticello Mountain View RV Park Optional Temple visit (63 mi) 
DAY 9: Sept. 13 Thur. Monticello to Mesa Verde Nat. Park Moorefield Campground (76mi) Truck-pool to Ruins Tour
DAY 10: Sept. 14 Fri. Truck-pool to Durango / Optional Train trip to Silverton 
DAY 11: Sept. 15 Sat. Mesa Verde to Monument Valley Gouldings RV Park (175 mi)
DAY 12: Sept. 16 Sun. Truck-pool to Mexican Hat. Church with the Lamanites. Monument Valley afternoon Backcountry 4x4 Tour   
DAY 13: Sept. 17 Mon. Monument Valley to Capitol Reef Nat. Park Fruita Campground (200 mi)
DAY 14: Sept. 18 Tue. Capitol Reef to Bryce Nat. Park North Campground (120 mi *high mountain   pass)
DAY 15: Sept. 19 Wed. Truck-pool Tour or hiking Bryce Canyon
DAY 16: Sept. 20 Thur. Bryce Nat. Park to Zion RV Park east enterance. Truck-pool Tour of Zion National Park
DAY 17: Sept. 21 Fri. Zion Park to Page Lake Powell RV Park  Stop at Moqui Cave Museum(100 mi) afternoon Lake Powell Canyon Adventure Boat Cruise
DAY 18: Sept. 22 Sat. Page to Jacob Lake Kaibab Nat. Forest Campground Stop at Lees Ferry(90 mi)
DAY 19: Sept. 23 Sun. Truck Tour to Grand Canyon North Rim. evening camp Fireside.
DAY 20: Sept. 24 Mon. Jacob Lake to Snow Canyon State Park Campground. Stop at Pipe Spring Nat. Monument(120mi) Evening Farewell Dinner and Show at Toucaun  Outdoor Theater
DAY 21: Sept. 25 Tue. Optional St. George Temple visit                                     
  • Who is invited? Anyone. Preference being our friends who served at MHHS regardless of year. Our friends who served with us in Hungary. Our friends who have been with us on prior RV Treks or cruise plus any friends of any of the above.
  • When? Fall of 2012. Sept. 5th to Sept 25
  • Cost? Everyone looks after their own day to day expenses and fuel. RV Parks and Campground fees will run approx. $500.00 per rig including tax.  Primary optional events/expeditions are planned: Welcome dinner $30.00 per couple. Monument Valley Deluxe Back country Tour $100.00 per couple. Lake Powell Canyons Cruise $130.00 per couple. Toucan Dinner and Show "Aladdin" $100.00 per couple. 
  • The circuitous route covers approx. 1500 miles of Utah's Scenic By-ways with rendezvous at Bear Lake terminating at Snow Canyon, St George. (see posted Road Log)
  • Length of tour 21 days.One of the advantages of looking after your own expenses is that anyone can join or leave the tour at any point..
 Would appreciate comments, ideas, impute or concerns. 
Participants should be prepared to take on assignments as I intend to relax...somewhat! 


  1. ROLLINGSON Norm & Heather
  2. MOSS Bob & Roberta
  3. HARDING Art & Karla
  4. THOMSON Delwin & Bonnie
  5. ORTH Ed & Kathy
  6. MARTIN Loren & Myrtle 
  7. WAITE Mike & Frances
  8. SMITH Wayne & Mary Jo
  9. CRAWFORD Gordon & Linda
  10. ADAMS Richard & Darlene
  11. BRENCHLEY Richard & Sheryl 
  12. BLUEMEL Rodney & Nola
Interested in joining us? Comment below / email [] / or call 307 413 6498 
We realize circumstances change and we are always vulnerable but lets get you on the list. We can always delete if something comes up or you change your mind.  

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wedding Day

Norm: On Dec. 20, 2011, Granddaughter Tamra Dawn Deyholos married Nicholas John Rich in the Timpanogos Temple.

The Deyholos family celebrate with the newlyweds. Left to Right. Father Steve, Brothers Taylor and Bradley. (Tam & Nick) Sisters Shelyn, Jenae and Alanna. Mother Sheryl.

Heather: Norm and I are so blessed to have such a wonderful family. We were pleased to have all of our children and 4 grandchildren with us in the Temple for Tam and Nicks sealing. Our family is our greatest joy.
Tam and Nick are a perfect couple and very much in love. We are so happy for them. Aren't they beautiful together?

Norm managed to pry his beautiful Tam from Nick for a turn on the dance floor. You can tell he is bursting with pride. We wish them joy and a long and happy life together. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mission Reunion 2002 Mormon Handcart Historic Sites in Wyoming

Norm: It has been almost ten years since we served at Martins Cove with these wonderful folks, yet miraculously no one has gotten any older. It was our privilege to host a Christmas gathering with these old friends.

The party was held in our home at Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane Utah. Twelve couples attended the two day event.

The Wheelers likely came the farthest coming from Safford Arizona.

We were able to share stories with each other of what every one has been up to and brag about our grand kids. Heather and I presented a fireside of our adventures on the Hungary Budapest Mission.

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Through the marvels of technology the Gronnestad's were able to join us from British Columbia. Posted by Picasa