August 17, 2018
We were up at 6:00 in order to drive to West Valley to the Sprinter service agent. Got there with time for breakfast in the rig and then they checked us in. We were prepared to stay for 3-4 hours in the lounge. After 15 minutes Matt told us that the mechanic had figured a way to bolt the shroud in place without having to replace the radiator. We were on our way to Craig by 9:00 with big smiles on our faces. Got gas, lunch for Bob and a few groceries in Heber City.
We meandered through the Uinta and Ouray Indian Reservations in Utah before we arrived in Dinosaur, CO. Several years ago we went to the Dinosaur National Monument which is considered to be the little Grand Canyon. (There are over 200,000 acres) Very interesting hikes, petroglyphs and museum if you are ever in the area. We are on a mission to get to the east coast so we bypassed a visit.
Sage brush scenery and lonely road most of the way to Craig. We drove 350 miles and were happy to pull into Camp Craig where we have stayed previously. Very clean and has a sink for washing dishes. The small pleasures in life we appreciate
Craig, the Elk Hunting Capital of the World, is a quaint town of about 10,000 residents, more than a few thrift and consignment shops and a very good kitchen shop where we will again help the economy tomorrow morning I am sure. We remember the wonderful Cowboy Museum that is housed in a 90-year old armory. With three levels, the museum features local and regional history displays and a Cowboy and Gunfighter collection. Very interesting and free! Wheat, coal and hunting are mainstays in Craig. Most every shop welcomes hunters.
Tonight we are having Chicken Tikka Masala and rice with Chateau St. Jean Robert Young Vineyard chardonnay.
In Denver I will try to figure out how to readily transfer pictures to the journal!