Friday, April 15, 2016

Three State Day

It was one of those days when everything worked and everything went right. There aren't too many of them, but they sure are nice. We had everything put away, slides in, jacks up and water and electric disconnected by ten o'clock. Since the utilities were in the back of the site, Toad II was parked in front of the RV. I had to drive it around to the back so that Forry could drive Auntie Violet forward enough to hook up the Toad.

We drove on Highway 491 through Shiprock and on up to the New Mexico border. You could tell we were in a different state because all of a sudden the road improved dramatically. 491 is a two lane road most of the way, but it has got multiple extra "passing" lanes so that traffic doesn't pile up. In some of the hillier country, it almost got funny. We barely got to the top of a hill and back to the normal lane when there would be another hill and another "passing" lane and we would have to move back over to the right.

As we cut across the corner of Colorado, 491 took us across the border into scenic Utah. I posted several pictures of some of the red, red wind and water sculpted rock on Facebook (I wish I could figure out how to put the pictures I take with my iPad on my blog when I'm writing it on the iPad...). We finally caught up with the rain that had been threatening all day. We noticed that the rain deepened the red color of the rock, making for a gorgeous drive.

In Utah, Highway 491 comes to Highway 191 which goes north through Moab. By the numbers of young people and families on the streets of that tourist town, it must be Spring Break for many of them. We continued a few miles further north and a bit west to the KOA in Green Valley where we had previously stayed. We got set up just in time to watch the Mariners beat the New York Yankees. Sweet!

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