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Wow! And again, Wow!

October 21, 2010

A gorgeous, clear day. Opened the door to the veranda and discovered a rippling stream in the ‘backyard’. It was absolutely wonderful!

Faced the Rockies, at 11,200 summit in the summit at the Eisenhower Tunnel in a 5000-lb. vehicle with a 2.1 litre engine with 90 brake horsepower. She did OK! Nothing broke. Nothing burned. Nothing got hot.

After the tunnel, it was anti-climactic for a bit. It was easy going through Vail, and a second summit at 10,500 feet (not as steep and in-your-face as the first one … I guess that’s why they call it the “front range”). And then a gentle roll down towards Grand Junction with some beautiful vistas of the White River and the cliff faces, and later the Colorado River.

At Grand Junction, we decided on tactics, and felt that we wanted to go to Arches National Park before heading north to Provo, UT. Heading along I-70 to Hwy 191, B. said, ‘here’s smaller road to get there, Hwy 128. Feeling doubtful, S turned off for the road, and before long it was *WOW* – huge red sandstone cliffs and etched towers. It’s a bit like the Grand Canyon, you can’t really describe it. Just awesome.

The lady in the Visitor center told us not to go to Canyonlands National Park tomorrow, as we would most likely be a lightning rod for the forewarned storms, so we won’t. But we’ll certainly go to the Arches NP.

So now we are here in an RV park in Moab, celebrating an awesome day.

Wow! Rockies! And a bonus … Wow! Moab!

outside our motel

outside our motel

snow-covered mountains

snow-covered mountains

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  1. alicat082
    October 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

    That was the view from your motel? You lucky so and so’s!! That is the stuff that makes life great and puts a : ) on your face x

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