Let me set the stage a little bit.
We stayed in four places in Utah
Utah has 5 National Parks.
Onward to Moab.
At Moab we did a lot, including Arches and Canyonlands. I
discovered Edward Abby several years ago and had to go to Arches simply
because of him.
I took a nice hike up to Skyline Arch and that was meaningful
get up close and personal with the arch and with the desert environs.
In the visitor center at Arches is a John Wayne quote.
Actually he was talking about Prospector Valley along the Colorado
River and Utah
128. Other places have deserts, rivers, canyons, red rock and
mountains. But Utah has it all.
The most exciting excursion at Moab was Spring
We had ourselves a convoy from Moab
Russ, and Richard and Linda. We stopped to look at roadside
sculpture. Seeing 5 RVs stopped, these
guys turned around and came back to see what the attraction
The plan after Moab was to follow Fred & Daisy around Utah
were ready to head for Pie Town, starting with a week at Thousand Lakes RV
Daisy at the
2001 Southeast Fall Rally, Winfield COE Campground
Unfortunately Fred was dealing with some medical issues and didn't make
it. Phil talked me into changing reservations and only
couple of nights at Torrey and then only to Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon
and that area.
we went up the road to a couple
of little towns that sounded interesting in the scenic
driving book and then to Capital
Reef National Park.
could have enjoyed a few more days at Torrey. The Brewer's
were also at Thousand Trails and the group went on some spectular
from near Torrey to a little beyond Ruby's Inn is touted as
most scenic road in Utah and among most scenic in the country.
It certainly has a lot of diverse and spectacular scenery.
I would have enjoyed it more without the trailer behind me!
Inn has been hosting visitors to Bryce
Canyon since 1916.
while were were at Ruby's Inn, including of course Bryce Canyon and
Zion National Parks. Zion was our favorite National Park of
route there was scenic, then you drove
down into the canyon and took shuttle buses to tour
At home, one of our major occupations is cutting and hauling brush.
obviously needed a class in securing his load. In
fact shortly after I took this picture,
Camille had to dodge (in the Dodge) his load that he dropped on the
One day Camille wanted to go down to the tourist shops at Ruby's Inn, a
1/4 mile from the campground. Did that
and the day gradually escalated to a world class (that's what Phil
said) scenic drive by Cedar
Breaks National Monument.
Our last stop, and perhaps the most memorable, in Utah was Monument
Valley. We had to go through Arizona and by Glen
Canyon Dam to get there.
We stayed at Gouldings.
The Gouldings were instrumental in the development of
Valley and responsible for bringing the movie industry there.
took one of their tours.
That was memorable, especially visiting with Suzie Yazzie in her Hogan.
All of the Navajoes we came in contact with were pleasant and
personable. This was also probably our most expensive stop.
Camille bought a Navajo rug. It was hard not to
sales lady told her "My Grandpa made that one."