SpringHill Suites Vernal
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Hi everyone...yesterday we drove a really long way. We decided that there was very little to see along Interstate 15 so we decided to blast through to Springville just south of Provo. The drive went really well, although long, 8 hours...9 if you count the time change We actually spent time in 3 states, California, Arizona (26 miles) and Utah. The scenery changed for the better as we entered ...
... in a spectacular building to protect from the elements the exposed bones and skeletons which were left in place. After a friendly ranger used his laser pointer to help explain what bones and skeletons we were looking at, we hiked the ¾ miles back to the visitor center through exquisite rocks and strange formations. We then drove back to Vernal where Michael had the trailer all set up and ...
... was cooking the bacon he remembered (quickly) why he doesn't like to cook bacon on the river - too much grease to deal with! Thankfully we had an empty can from last night's dinner, so he kept draining the griddle into that, but it was still a mess. Even so, it made several of us remember one of our dear, departed rafting friends, Kim, who was famous for her bacon for river breakfasts. As we chatted we all realized that quite a bit of the trip ...
... one feel very small! You can see the 'tiger stripes' of weathering which is visible on several of this type of rock walls in the area. It is amazing how the swallows find little crags in the sheer rock to build their nests. The swallows swooped around, not quite as much as the bats in the evening, and the merganzers swam upstream. Always Mama followed by her group of youngsters of the year. They are the only ducks that we ever see on this river. ...
... nothing with which to compare it. We were standing at an overlook and there was the Gorge - as far as we could see left and right. Truly amazing!
We arrived at our campground around 6:00 Mountain Time, got everything set up and enjoyed meatballs and spaghetti for dinner. Fred had a beer watching the Olympics on the computer and Fox News on TV - if only the Red Sox had won, it would have been a perfect ...