We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
I don't know how far across the country the Weinermobile travels each year. I don't know if there are more than one of them. I DO know that this is the second time I've seen it, and in the same location...
First time it was parked at the trailhead for Echo Canyon. This time I was right behind it heading in.
But there was a long line just to wait for parking and this thing needs two spaces, so he turned it around. Pretty interesting vehicle to say the least.