The Adventure Begins in '10' (2010) travel blog

The rv park we are staying at

a view of our space (#2)

Our view across the valley

Some interesting rock formations just west of Green River

Our stay at Utah Lake was very relaxing. Utah Lake is the third largest natural fresh-water lake west of the Great Lakes, right behind Lake Tahoe and Flathead Lake. Check-out time wasn't until 2pm so there was no need to hurry in the morning. We got started around 11 a.m. The first hour of travel consisted of road construction and LOTS of traffic. It was a bit stressful, but by the time we got to Nephi, traffic thinned out to a trickle and Rick could finally loosen his grip on the steering wheel.

We got off Interstate 15 at Scipio, onto Highway 50 to Brendel, then South on 191 to Moab. The landscape was pretty desolate (deserty) until we approached Green River. As we reached the top of a summit and started the 6% grade down the other side it was like entering a whole new world. Suddenly there were cliffs and "hoodoos" (spike-like rock formations) in hues of grey and brick-red.

We decided to call the rv park because we noticed that the parks were quite full as we neared our destination. Deciding on the Spanish Trail park, I dialed the number. The lady wasn't exactly pleasant, but there was a pull-through spot that we could have if we were staying two nights. Good enough. We got to Moab around 5pm. and finally settled in around 6. We hadn't stopped for an official lunch so we were very hungry. We decided to eat out instead of me cooking. The Branding Iron restaurant across the highway was very good. With our tummies full, the moon shining brightly and driving done for the day we finally relaxed.....and promptly fell asleep in our chairs.

We met three of our neighbor-campers, having great conversations. No-one thinks much of the folks running the park, but realize that not every park has "friendly" operators.

We will be doing some site-seeing today (check-out time is 10 a.m.). Hopefully I'll have some great pictures to post tonight or in the morning.


Just in case we haven't mentioned it; we are headed to Albuquerque, NM for the Hot Air Balloon Festival. We reserved our rv space there a few months ago and will be staying for thirteen nights. We are hoping to be able to help some of the balloon crews while we are there...and you never know...maybe even take a ride in one.

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