Friday, July 31, 2009

I had a little difficulty yesterday getting my message loaded. So that is why there is nothing on it. This was my message. Hopefully I will be able to post today:

Yesterday morning we left the cabin at Forest Lakes bright and early and drove East of Holbrook to Hwy.191. We traveled thru Eastern Arizona: Ganado, Chinle, and Many Farms. The scenery in some places was beautiful with sandstone bluffs and pinnacles.

The first night we stayed at Devil’s Canyon Campground North of Blanding, Utah. This is the first time Dean has used his Golden Age Pass for camping so we paid half price ($6). We have stayed at this campground before and enjoy its beauty and coolness. It is at around 7800 Ft. We were even a little cold since it was rainy when we arrived.

Today we left bright and early and continued driving on 191 thru Moab, and up to Price. Between Price and Duchesne we encountered a difficult stretch of road: 8% grade for 5 miles and 20 miles of steady uphill. We had to stop twice to let the transmission cool. The scenery was beautiful though.

On the other side the downhill grade was not too bad but we encountered “Open range” and a herd of cattle on the road, which slowed us down some.

Tonight we are staying at Steinaker State Park.,North of Vernal. They do not accept golden age passes, darn! Tomorrow we are visiting Dinsoaur National Monument and Utah museum of Natural History. Saturday we will go to Flaming Gorge Reservior and check out the roads leading out of here.

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