|We reluctantly left our Jackson Hole paradise today and headed South toward our next adventure in Moab, Utah to see the Arches National Park. We made it to the halfway mark -Vernal, Utah. The drive from Jackson Hole took us through 90 miles of flat land that stretched out miles and miles to either side, then the scenery changed dramatically as we drove the Flaming Gorge and Green River areas in Utah. There were soaring mountains on each side of us, some the usual gray color and others a brilliant orange. The bright blue water and yellow aspens combined with the orange color of the mountains was so beautiful. The altitude was as high as 9,000 feet - not too bad going up the mountain, but coming down at an 8.5% grade with hairpin turns was definitely a tummy tightener. There were several truck runaway areas along the way - thankfully we did not need to use them. However, the brakes did get quite a workout. We are staying at "Dinosaurland KOA" in tonight. I expected to see hokey plastic dinosaurs all around the camp, but none are in evidence. Within 20 miles of here is a big dinosaur quarry where thousands of dinosaur bones from millions of years ago were found. We will probably check that out tomorrow before heading on to Moab.