Sunday, April 17, 2016

North to Provo

We got a good start this morning. Things went smoothly except for the cold left from last night's windstorm. By the time I had finished unhooking the power cord and the water, my back was screaming. My kidneys don't like the cold! Luckily, by then Forry had gotten the jacks up and came out and finished putting the hose away for me.

In the past, we have gone west on I-70, then north on I-15 to Provo. But, this time we decided to take Hwy 191 from Green River north to Price, then take Hwy 6 over Soldier Summit and catch I-15 at Spaniish Fork into Provo. What a spectacular trip! The road is fairly nice two lane road, with some four lane areas and several passing lanes.

The highway follows the Price River a good share of the way and climbs to over 7000 feet. Much of the rock is grey or tan instead of the reds and oranges you see further south, but is equally beautiful. The layers of sedimentation in the sandstone vary from white or cream to the black of coal.

There is either more moisture in this part of Utah or Spring is further along as the grass is greening up. We saw a few herds of cattle, a couple of flocks of sheep and some horses. I also spotted a band of pronghorns, 20 or 25 of them, in a draw that went by so fast Forry didn't see them...

We pulled into the Springville/Provo KOA just as the Mariners game was finishing up. Unfortunately, this time it was the Yankees turn to win. But the sun was out and it was a nice warm afternoon as we set up and settled in.

We spent a bit of time on the phone with Son Sean this afternoon as he was celebrating his 54th birthday. Now, that really brings home how old we are getting!

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