Travel Blogs from Vernal
... Larry: Kathy, Larry and Darlene drove to the DNM at about 3 in the afternoon. It was about a 30 mile drive to the visitor's center. We then took a shuttle bus to the Quarry Exhibition Hall which is the "piece de resistance" of the national monument. In 1909 Paleontologist Earl Douglass began excavating dinosaur fossils here. A large tilted wall of stone, about a football field long by 100 feet high ...
... 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 ...
... our way out of town.
We had lunch in a local bar which wasn't bad before continuing our stroll through town. Sean and I walked in the opposite direction to find the post office and get a flat pack box to send through to Mainfreight - it's a good way to get rid of the goodies we buy alone the way and also keep out load on the bikes lights as possible. For $14.00 it was sent through to be packed with the bikes when we return them back to NZ.
Dinner was had ...
... a song. We exchanged the letters to each other that Kristi prompted we all write. Kristi wrote each of our names in a box and we chose one. It was a special moment for all of us. We had an early dinner of spaghetti with garlic bread and watched The Two Towers – Part 2 of The Lord of the Rings. By evening the sun was in full waning shine and a cool breeze blew through the windows.
I missed my mom ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Lamplighter Inn Vernal
Other places to stay in Vernal
1515 W US Hwy 40, Vernal | 2 star hotelfrom $107
1205 West Highway 40, Vernal | 3 star hotelfrom $131
251 East Main Street, Vernal | Hotelfrom $85
311 E. Main St., Vernal | 1 star hotelfrom $87
423 W Main Street, Vernal | Hotelfrom $132
590 W. Main St., Vernal | 1 star hotelfrom $60
301 E 100 S, Vernal | 2 star hotelfrom $98
1015 Highway 40 East, Vernal | Hotelfrom $36
1684 West US Highway 40, Vernal | Hotelfrom $48