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... Our destination is Torrey, just west of the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. With five national parks, Utah has more than any other state except California (nine) and Alaska (eight). We’ll visit four of Utah’s five National Parks on this trip, and two of the four in Colorado. One thing you notice in the parks is the absolute absence of typical city noise. Other than an ooh or ah from gobsmacked tourists, these places ...
... the winding hairpins up and then the spectacular section where the road is the width of the mountain ridge with nothing either side except the drop. And yet, I really wanted to experience it again to see if it was as amazing as I remembered.
It was and is. I suspect that we could drive this road a thousand times and it would still be as amazing and awe-inspiring and slightly scary. Last trip I had sat, gripping the sides of the car seat in each ...
... with Mr Cowboy, simmer down. I'll put you out of your misery. :-D He was a perfect gentleman. A rare and dying breed the likes of which I have not been around in many years, if ever. He was beyond offended when I offered to pay for even coffee. He was utterly respectful and I didn't indulge in any behaviour that would horrify my mother.
He did say "Yes ma'am" a whole hell of a lot. That was pretty cool.
There. Y'all happy now? :-D
Today we drove through Capitol Reef National Park. it is a huge fold that exposed all of the colours the park is famous for. It was called a reef because the sailors who first found it couldn't get past, a bit like a barrier reef when your sailing. Because the RV park was full we are now driving to Goblin Valley state ...
... in the eye of the beholder...I personally didn't behold. Again though, you see how varied the terrain is in Utah. There were points in Interesting, UT that if I had been a Mars Rover I would have felt more at home.
Then in the midst of this we saw a sign that said, Scenic View Next 14 Miles. Around the corner and into Capitol Reef NP and into Beautiful, UT. See next blog.
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