- This was more recent history as we left Sacca-tomatoes on June 16th and set out on what is alleged be one of American's "loneliest roads", Highway 50, whose fortune was eclipsed by the building of the interstate system in the late 1950s.
- We stopped for the night at this little State Park where there was a reservoir and green for that part of arid Nevada. Next morning brought us to Ely for breakfast at a funny little casino, very western and mom and pop in a way. I actually won $20 on a wheel of fortune machine on my way back from the ladies room! Wahooo. You'll see couple of great shots on the Flickr site including why artists should NOT move to Ely.
- We had high hopes of making it to Green River, Utah before nightfall so we could make camp. The hubby had scoped out another state park that looked like it was right near the river, which was very appealing because it was incredibly hot out that day.
- It's tough to post many photos to this blog because they always end up at the top and you have to drag them down, so look for fantastic shots of driving into Utah on the Flickr site.
- When we finally arrived in Green River, Utah, I don't know who was happier, me or Crash. Both of us for the same reason actually, the green grass at the campsites at another great little state park. Can you tell I'm a fan of state parks? They're so much nicer than those "RV Parks", where everyone is crowded in cheek to jowl. And I don't care if we don't have electric hook ups because that's not the reason we're camping.
- The next morning it was off to Colorado and to a national park called Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which is a river (and a college town nearby) that runs through this incredibly tall, but narrow canyon. The Park website puts it better than I can:
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
- There were three camping loops at the south rim, one of which actually had electric hook ups! By this time my camera battery was getting low so this was a good thing. It seems that they want to ban generators, which is all well and good in my book, but also offer the park to camping wienies such as myself, who don't want to backpack in and sleep on the ground.
- Then we were on our way first to Cascade to visit our friend Bud and his new bride Teresa and then onto Colorado Springs for a couple of days with the one and only Atomic Elroy aka me brudder, his wonderful wife Lisa and his getting very tall son Tristan. Join me for part two once I get those photos processed maybe by week's end.