Road Trip! Glenn has left the ranch and driving across the Mountain West with the family

The Beck family decided to end their time at the ranch early this Christmas, and are closing out 2014 with a drive through the mountain West. Glenn took to Facebook to seek advice on where to go, and has been sharing updates and photos from the road.

12/28:

NEED YOUR HELP. We Are leaving the ranch early. Decided to take a car home but we are going way out of our way and see places we have never been.

We want to stop in Reno, Carson city or Lake Tahoe. Any suggestions of what to do, see or stay? Then we want to see the sequoias. Again suggestions of where to stay and where to go?

Final night either Bryce canon or the north ridge of the Grand Canyon.

12/29:

Just stopped in Malad City at Allen's Drug store. Picked up their world famous Daniel's Croup and Cold Ointment. They've been making it since the 1920's and say it's better than Vicks. We'll let you know!

12/29:

On our way today to Nevada and the to the sequoias.

We borrowed Rascal Flats tour bus. Front window on the highway after an hour delay from a 15 car pile up.

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Raphe walking the dogs in the salt flats.

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Tania and the kids sitting in my favorite car! My truck from the ranch.

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12/30 (early morning):

We just arrived at our hotel in western Nevada, we are staying at an old hotel who's staff leaves around 8pm. It is 1am. Our keys were taped to the front desk with a note.

Crazy great!

To live in a town where you can trust what is happening. I think this is a good sign on the people. We thought maybe everyone might be like this, when the guys who need to travel with the family pulled in to the parking lot on the other side of the hotel. As one of them stepped out of the car, in the pitch black they heard a voice calmly say, " can I help you?" At first they didn't know where the voice was coming from until they saw through the screen door of a little cabin white socks. There behind the door was a man in white socks and apparently little else.

He scolded them for coming in so late, because they woke his wife and she wasn't happy. They apologized and he demanded names and who they were with that would come in so late. It ended nicely. We all felt badly.

After we got the bis unloaded and before we parted for the night, I told them they should have said they were with Obama and that the president just wanted to play though on the local golf course. But they were actually with the irs and "can we get your name sir." .

My guys are far to professional to have done that. But I am not. .

Interested to see if this is a town that hates me or loves me. We find very little in between except those who just don't know me like most non news hound style people,

When we leave this town for the next we will fill you in on the details.

Until then -- from high up in the mountain tops in a strange new land that time has passed by... Good night America.

12/30 (night):

We are just leaving Lake Tahoe. Met some great people. Tara at the powder house and had lunch at one of my new favorite Latin restaurants ever. I would open this franchise! Azul!"

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We we're waited on one of the best people! Kristina was waiting in this tight place and it was crazy. She was so kind and caring.

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I asked her how she kept her attitude. She told me ' I like people and want to be here. Perfect!

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12/30 night cont:

Not many would take their kids into the saloon to see the world famous 'suicide table' but heck, 'you only live once.'

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Us in Virginia city where we stayed at gold hill hotel as recommended by many here on my Facebook page. Thanks!

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This is why I always feel at home: our first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean! With my dog at my feet.

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12/31:

Spent the afternoon at the Hearst castle. Need to talk with Orson Welles daughter about what she remembers her father saying about citizen cane. My tour guide answered all my questions, not sure if Welles will agree,

Now we are on the bus again watching the man in the moon on the blaze and now on the cooking channel ----the donut challenge.

Btw when did cnn decide that it was okay to become a disgusting porn channel. God help us all when Kathy describes the ball drop. Shameful. I can laugh at crude jokes. This isn't smart, clever or funny. Just crude and makes Anderson, who is a friend, into a joke.

Back to the donut challenge!

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Just getting ready to get back on the road after a great breakfast at the black bear diner. Next stop AZ!

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Our bus driver all ready to go. We have seen ever terrain except desert. Headed for it now. Happy New Year!

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With the Mohave desert out side, we are playing a great game!

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Just leaving Las Cruces where we stayed the night due to weather. We all can't wait to be in our own bed.

The two kids have started on the cot or pull out couch every night but end up sleeping with us by the AM.

I will miss that someday...just not today:)

Tania and I have our anniversary next week. I don't think either of us are going to be ready for a trip.

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1/3:

Just about an hour out of El Paso and We are being stopped and boarded to see if everyone on the bus is an American. If we answer no, will we get something special? Maybe they will pay for the rest of our trip home as long as it is in the us.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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