What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Trip Start Apr 11, 2011
Trip End Apr 24, 2011

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Dinosaurland KOA

Flag of United States  , Utah
Friday, April 22, 2011

The day started off great.  I really like Capital Reef National Park.  We spent a couple of hours riding around and walking for a close-up of the sights.  We were going to take the 18 mile round trip scenic drive, but they are working on the road and the sign at the entrance said, "No Long Vehicles" and "Narrow Road".  So, we decided to turn around and save it for the next time.  Besides, at that point John announced that he had seen enough red rocks.  I guess some people have a limit on the amount of red rocks they can see and then they go blind or something.  I loved looking at all of them and would love to see more - some day.

John had a reservation at 1000 Lakes RV Park that was a whole 10 minutes from Capital Reef.  It is in the town of Torrey.  It was in the 40's when we arrived at about 10:30 AM, and I didn't want to spend the day sitting inside the RV, so we canceled our reservation and decided to drive just a little further.  We took a secondary road that was a real treat.  No traffic, good road, up to 9000 feet and just a little snow, and good scenery (not red).

As we traveled north we kept checking the travel books and the GPS for a good place (and later just a decent place) to stay.  Emery, Castledale, Huntington, surely in Price, Helper, Duchesne, Roosevelt, all the way to Vernal.  We couldn't believe our luck.  I did not want to get that close to home.  But, we did find a great place at the KOA in Vernal.  In fact, we were the only overnighters.  We pretty much had the whole park to ourselves.  They have a wonderful park.  They have travel trailers set up for rent, cabins in several sizes, nice rest rooms and showers, cable TV, plenty of spaces for RVs, a pool (not open), a playground and even go carts.

But we were sure pooped.  We even passed on cooking dinner and went out.  Vernal is a nice little town.  They seem to be growing.  I can see why.

I gave John and Stacey a call and asked if it was a good time to come for a visit.  I figured we could extend at least one more night and I was glad to have the opportunity to stay with the kids and see their newly remodel kitchen.  They do such great work.  Those two are quite a team.  So, tomorrow we will drive to Cedar Springs Marina, about an hour away, and spend one more night on the road at a very special place.
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Mary on

John & Becky,
I have really enjoyed reading your posts and the pictures are beautiful! Hope all is well with John & Stacey, would love to see their remodel!
Love you! Mary

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