Life on the Open Road

The continuing saga of a full-time RVer, who travels primarily in the West.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Capitol Reef National Park

We spent the last few days traveling through one of the most beautiful, desolate areas in the US, the interior part of southern Utah. Routes 62 and 72 were unbelievable, with hardly any traffic. This morning, we went into the Cathedral Valley part of Capitol Reef National Park from the west entrance near Fremont. We had to drove up and over a mountain before dropping down into the valley. This part of the park has huge stone monoliths that come out of the desert floor like jagged teeth. We drove 60 miles on a dirt road, and the scenery was magnificent.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

My Flight East

I just returned from flying back East, visiting relatives. I spent 3 days with my son and daughter-in-law in Northern Virginia. My daughter and her family also flew in from San Diego. My granddaughter, Mara, was the big attraction. She’s 19 months old and talking up a storm. The picture is of our 4 generations, my father, me, daughter Corrie and Mara.

I then spent 3 days with my father in Pennsylvania. He is really into black-and-white photography, and insisted my pictures of the Wave would look better in black-and-white. I’m not so sure. Somehow taking the color out of something so beautiful seems like a sacrilege. But here is one of the pictures so you can judge.