Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Made it to Salt Lake City

We left Moab on Thursday morning because we would have had to move to another site.  Rather than packing up to move 30 feet we decided to get a little closer to Salt Lake City.  It was snowing very lightly when we left but the forecast was for more throughout the day.  As we got out of town the snow stopped and we had an uneventful drive.  We stopped in Green River for the night because I had been reading on Facebook that somebody I knew from reading blogs was staying there.  I’ve been reading Donna’s blog for over two years and she’s been reading mine so we felt like we already knew each other, we just hadn’t met in person.

We got set up and headed over to their rig.  We sat and talked for awhile and then decided we were all hungry for a late lunch/early dinner so we walked over to a restaurant across the parking lot.  We each sampled the local beer along with our food and proceeded to talk and talk and talk.  It was so much fun but we started getting looks from the waitress so we decided we should leave.

Stu & Donna


On the way back to the campground we all decided we needed to extend one more night.  The weather in the mountains still wasn’t good and we don’t drive in snow.

There was a museum across the street from the campground so we decided to go check it out.  It was a museum about John Wesley Powell.  Powell was an explorer who navigated the Green River and the Colorado River in this area and beyond even though he lost his right arm while serving in the Military.  He is also who Lake Powell was named for.


A replica of one of the boats


Notice the one arm on Powell in the stern


This area has proclaimed itself to be the “Melon Capital of the World” and apparently this bear kept eating more than his share of melons.  His remains are now on display…


After we finished up at the museum we stopped at Donna & Stu’s RV to see if they were interested in a local tavern for burgers and beers.  I had found this place online and the reviews were really good.  The reviews were right.  Great burgers with homemade fries AND apple pie ala mode for dessert. 


We ate our burgers so fast I forgot to take pictures but I did get one of our pie.  The waitress gave me two spoons because she actually thought I was going to share with Rod.  HA HA!!  He had to get his own..


We said our good-byes to Donna and Stu and headed back to our rig to get packed up.  We needed to leave in the morning before the next weather system came through.  We checked and rechecked the road conditions over the mountain pass since it’s over 7,000 feet in elevation and it had been snowing recently.

It was a beautiful but cold morning as we pulled out.  Not a cloud in the sky until we got closer to the mountains.  It was definitely snowing on the pass but nothing was sticking to the roads.  We made it over the summit just fine.

YIKES!  I really don’t want to see any snowplows


Lots of snow but none on the road



So we’re now in Salt Lake City for the month.  LOTS of time to visit with Michele, Todd, Ashton & Reilly. 

Ashton has just learned to ride a two wheeler and it’s amazing how confident he is already.


When Ashton had the training wheels removed from his bike Reilly decided she didn’t need hers anymore either.



Donna aka Froggi said...

So glad we got to meet. Glad you had dry for my eventual blog update. We hit lots of snow with slush & ice on the roads as we came through Vail Pass in Colorado. UGH!!!

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JB said...

Enjoy Salt Lake City, we are looking forward to your visit, let us know when you plan to be here so we can get the snow