Our trip from Moab to Draper, UT was 258 miles of interesting scenery. We started by taking Utah 128 Scenic Byway which parallels the Colorado River East of Moab for about 40 miles. The scenery was great but our pictures are limited due to us looking into the sun a good bit of the trip. We then got on I-70 for about 40 miles, heading West, before getting off on US 6 and cut the corner, going up and over to I-15 at Provo. We filled the Mothership at Provo to the tune of $300 for 75 gallons of diesel and then arrived in Draper which is about 20 miles South of Salt Lake City.
We are staying at Mountain Shadows RV and Mobile Home Park. We have 50 amps full hookup on a very tight site. I hate side by side hookups. They work great if you are traveling with another RV but you have no privacy if you are by yourself. I had to use the tripod to reach the satellite due to the trees but were able to find the it in time to watch the College World Series. But we still had to wait until Tuesday morning for the Gators to beat Vandy in the winner's bracket since they were rained out in the bottom of the 6th Monday night!
Tuesday we dropped the Mothership off at General RV to get the slide adjusted so it wouldn't drag at the rear and also to have a couple of small hydraulic leaks looked at. We then headed for the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, also known as the UT 190 Scenic Byway, which runs from Salt Lake City up into the mountains to Solitude and Brighton, UT - both big ski resorts. It was a beautiful drive and was nice to see all of the green after two months in the desert. Don't get me wrong we both enjoyed our time in the desert and the sights at the different canyons are unbelievable, but it still was great to see all of the lush trees and running water today. It was a treat to see all of the snow still left at Brighton. It must really be buried in the winter!
We got back to Salt Lake City and visited the Navy and Marine Corp. Reserve Center to get new IDs since Doris' expires the end of this month. I also got a new one since the current ones omit our SSNs unlike the old ones. We then had lunch at Chuck a Rama
back near the campground. Yeah, I know that sounds more like an amusement park than an eatery but it is probably the best buffet place we have ever been and was also a great value. We plan on looking for more of these. We then went back to General RV and waited a couple more hours as they were trying to get the hydraulic system in perfect order. They found a fitting that was cracked too late to get a new one since the other stores had closed. We will take it back tomorrow morning on the way to Logan, UT for them to finish.