Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vernal
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Day 8: Today we started in Grand Lake, Colorado, and traveled 250 miles to Vernal, Utah. We saw an ever changing terrain as we crossed Colorado. We left the Rockies behind and followed Hwy. 40 west. The road is paralleled by the Colorado River and bordered by lush rolling hills, for a while anyway. There were many blighted fir trees due to the …
... gallery, a black light room with fluorescing rock display, maps and a movie about the process of extracting fossils which makes this museum a very informative stop for anyone even remotely interested in dinosaurs. There were a large number on dinosaurs in this particular area of Utah 150 million years ago because there was a huge lake in the area with meandering rivers flowing into and out of ...
... out and drag the rafts over. Not bad.
Last year in this section we met a moose! This is very arid country, and not at all moose territory, so seeing him was quite surprising. He was out in the river trying to cross in front of us. He was not very happy with us, but he did at least show us the deeper channels! Jill had her camera out and took some amazing photos. This year no moose, but in the final canyon we did see a group of bighorn ...
... of heat), served with pita chips and blue corn chips, along with mango chai masala martinis. The main course was egg curry topped with coconut, nuts and raisins, with cucumber raita and banana raita. Dessert was Indian cookies which are very full of cardamon. Very well received, or at least that is what I was told!
Because of the threat of bears in the area we had to hang up our garbage. Glenn got his stern-line and gave it a terrific toss ...
... to Hell's Canyon" - Yikees!!! We just drove slowly and made it just fine.
Once we left the pines of the Black Hills behind and entered Wyoming, the scenery turned into the traditional desert - low sage brush and miles and miles of sand. Most of this part of Wyoming was like that, but when we entered the Unita Mountains in Utah, the pine trees were back. Then they disappeared and there were miles ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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