|We have learned that we do not like driving much more than 150 miles in a day. That doesn't sound like a lot, but it is when you are driving a 38' motorhome, towing a car and riding on unfamiliar highways, some over mountains and through passes.
We decided to break up our trip from Brigham City in northern Utah to Moab in Southeastern Utah by stopping in Provo overnight. Provo is a city of over 100,000 and is the home of Brigham Young University. It is on I 15 that runs north and south through Salt Lake City and sits right up against the mountains.
We arrived at our campground at noon and went out for lunch and then to see a waterfall. We also saw a fisherman catching trout in a stream. The trout were small and the fisherman released them back into the stream. Many other people were also enjoying the warm, sunny day.
I took a few photos at our campground to show you how beautiful it is here. When we got settled at our assigned campsite, we spied a Massachusetts' license plate on the motorhome right across from us. It turns out that the couple are fulltimers who hail from Woburn, MA. As people say to us all the time, "You sure are a long way from home." I would say we have seen 2-3 others from our home state on this trip so this was quite a surprise.
We were going to stay two nights in Provo but there are high winds predicted for Wednesday so we decided to drive to Moab tomorrow. We'll be staying in Moab for a week to see all the beautiful sights in the Utah Canyonlands area. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the Arches National Park again. We were here in Utah in August 1997 with our friends, Shirley and Dick Jones, on what I call our "National Park Du Jour Tour".
Being retired this time around, we can go at a very leisurely pace.