So we did something we haven't done in such a long time I can't remember...we set off with NO PLANS, NO KNOWN DESTINATION, except we decided we're heading north. We have decided to head back to Washington for my brother's wedding August 6th. We're going to do Flying J's, Walmarts, and a few other cheapies to save on the gas costs of heading 1300 miles back there to the Leavenworth area. I know, we're crazy, WE JUST CAME FROM THERE! but Charlie couldn't be at the family reunion. So we're heading back to Leavenworth. He's my baby brother, and I've just GOT to be at his wedding! And to take photos, of course! And make him and Kris a scrapbooked wedding album for their wedding present...(I get it, I get it...I knew you'd want to be there, says E.) He's such a sweetie....we are really stretching our budget to go back to Washington, but he knows how much this means to me to be able to go to the wedding...so we are on the road again....
Next stop near Bryce...the city of Panguitch--campgrounds were full, even the KOA...and we were too big for them! Onward, Eldo...How about Beaver, Utah! We were too big for the campgrounds in Beaver. At that point, Eldo said, "THE HECK WITH THEM!" Actually, he used stronger words, but I'm trying to clean up my act and watch the language in the blog. "WE'RE TRUCKIN' ON!" Eldo is a marathon driver when he's had a good night's sleep the night before! So here we are, it's 8:30 tonight, we're still driving, but we're stopping in Scipio, UT at the Flying J. I cooked dinner for Eldy tonight on the propane stove and made cheeseburgers while he kept driving...that was fun! What else made our adventure fun today and not stressful? The beautiful scenery, AND a photo opp I missed--a dad standing on the top of his RV at the side of the road while Junior traipsed across the highway to a big red rock boulder carrying a big blue, blowup alien doll. His dad was going to get the perfect vacation photo, I presume! Too funny! We saw some beautiful scenery traveling leaving Sedona traveling through Utah on highway 89. We saw the Vermillion Cliffs, and some spectacular geological formations traveling at heights up to 7000 feet. Utah is a very beautiful state, even if you are just driving through it!
|Vermillion Cliffs looking out the motorhome window|
|another part of Utah|
|At dusk, driving down highway 15|