3 States in 1 day and just 800km

Trip Start Nov 06, 2009
Trip End Nov 30, 2009

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Where I stayed
Hampton Inn, Kayenta

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Saturday, November 7, 2009

After a decent amount of sleep we went to the hotel's dining area and had a really nice (and free!) breakfast. On the menu: scrambled eggs, sausage patties, biscuits (like buttery scones) sausage gravy ( an off-white thick gooey mass with brown floaty bits – mmmm sounds delicious doesn't it – this gets poured over your biscuits – saw a big guy with about 5 biscuits ladling this goop over them...ewww...no wonder he was such a big guy...) toast, bagels, 4 types of cereal, muffins, pastries, coffee & different juices. Pretty impressive for a free breakfast! After fueling up (we were very amused to see the tv sets at each pump) we headed out of Vegas on our way to Durango, Colorado. So far this morning we have visited 3 states – Nevada, Arizona and
Utah! Amazing rocky buttes and Mesas in this area. While in a sizeable town called Hurricane (in Utah) we saw a high school Gridiron game getting ready to start – man we must have looked like crazy tourists pulling into the parking lot with the camera filming the young men in their huge padded-shouldered tops and helmets – or at least the security guard complete with gun on his hip looked at us like we were!
For lunch we stopped at a small restaurant called Houston's Trails' End restaurant in a small town callled Kanab in Utah. We loved the decorations of rifles on the wall and a row of hooks with pistols in holsters – very Western! Fred had a burger, salad (which was 2 leaves of lettuce and 2 slices of tomato ha ha) and Picadilli fries – which believe it or not are battered and deep fried potato chips... yes, Fred HAD to try them... I had a bowl of Tomato & macaroni soup, which sounds bland, but was actually rather tasty. For dessert I ordered a slice of Banana
Cream Pie (another American favourite) and wow, what a HUGE slice – check out the photo! I only had a few spoonfuls (it's basically pastry, banana flavoured mousse/pudding, fake cream topping and sliced bananas) but Fred & Josh ate most of the rest. Stopped at a rest area right by the Lake Powell dam, which was very interesting and scarily high! Hard to believe that the whole lake is man made – dam work started in 1957, blocking up the Colorado river. Really pretty seeing the blue of the water against the red rocky cliffs. Decided not to drive all the way to Durango, and instead we are staying at a Hampton Inn chain motel (which is very nice) in Kayenta, Arizona.
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toni on

Hi Fred and Tracey
Great to read your blogs, sounds like you are having a wonderful time...
hope you are feeling better soon Trace :)

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