Tomorrow we plan on having a lazy day by the pool. We need to move sites tomorrow, so we need to hang around in the morning to wait for our new spot.
Just saw a cow on tv 🙂
Had a campfire for the first time on the trip. It was the first time the fire danger wasn’t at extreme.
Tomorrow we head toward San Diego. It is over 500 miles, so we are going to take 2 days getting there – hopefully we’ll make it to bartow, CA tomorrow.
Another day, another cow.
Miles total: 1797
Headed south today. From moab, we went southwest through monument valley toward the grand canyon. We got stuck in standstill traffic again, this time just north of flagstaff. After about an hour, traffic started moving again. 5 miles or so down the road, we drove past the cause – a semi had burned to the ground. It had to have been a pretty massive fire – the tires were totally gone, the trailer sorta had 2 walls left, and there was almost nothing left of the cab.
We are in Williams, AZ. Tomorrow we are going to head to the Grand Canyon.
And, we saw a cow again today 🙂
Also, today we had a discussion about the cow rules – we bought a carton of milk with a cow on it. Here are the cow rules…a cow counts if:
1. It is a real live (or dead) cow.
2. A picture of a cow.
3. A statue of a cow.
It does not count if:
1. It was already counted once.
2. Intentionally searched for on the internet or through other means.
Miles total: 1437
Moved down to moab, ut today. The fastest route was through Colorado where we had to go over an 8000 ft pass. Coming down was a little scary, but we made it ok. Filled up when we left this morning and got a spectacular 6.6 mpg.
We are staying just outside of moab. I’ve now found the one place in the world where people think i have a weenie jeep. Went into tow for dinner and to scout a place to do an oil change for the mh. I think i’ll wait till i’m in flagstaff.
Got back to the motorhome as it was getting dark. The sky was full of stars. The darker it got, the more stars you could see. Could clearly see the milky way. Got the telescope out and looked at a ton of different objects. Don’t know if i’ll ever get it out at home again.
We drove through the park and saw some petroglyphs, and ended up at a log cabin that a lady lived in all by herself from the early 1900s through 1964 when she died – never had power, phone, or even internet.
On the way back we went down a road that was "not recommended for passenger vehicles". Since we were in the jeep, we figured it was just for us. After winding down the road for about 15 minutes, and thinking that the sign was wrong, we started to go up, up, up. Went up 2000 feet on very rough road – 4WD was required. The road was still going up when we weenied out – 100 degree heat, down to 1/4 tank of gass, the topo map on the gps looked like it was going to get even steeper, and clouds were starting to roll in (there was a flash flood warning yesterday, and a chance for more thunderstorms today). Looking at the map, there are a bunch of jeep trails in the area – we need to get the skorupa jeep club to make a trip out here.
On the way back into town, we stopped at the museum of natural land history – it was really cool. You started in a theater with a 15 minute video on how they dig up fossils, and then you moved from station to station looking at different fossils. They had several skeletons of entire dinosaurs. The kids had a blast.
Our current location is Vernal, UT. Made it here after a long days drive through Wyoming. Most of central Wyoming was pretty boring – straight roads, slightly uphill, sagebrush everywhere, not much else to look at. After we crossed through Rock Spring, things got a little more interesting – a nice curvy, hilly road. Would have been fun in the Porsche. As we descended into Vernal, traffic was stopped for an hour. A big truck had come down the 9% grade too fast and rolled.