Friday, June 28, 2013

More National Parks and Monuments!

We just got back from a 3 day trip.  We visited 4 States!  From Utah to Colorado to Arizona to New Mexico, then back to Colorado, then back "home" to Utah.  We visited the Four Corners National Monument, and the surrounding area.
 
 
 


 




 
 
 We stayed at the Ute Mountain Casino Resort, South of Cortez, CO.  Very nice rooms and the price was good.  We like to play, and we hadn't in quite awhile. 
The other thing we wanted to see was Mesa Verde National Park.

All I could say on the drive through the park is "its so green".  We've been seeing so many rocks, this was a pleasant change.

I don't have any really good pictures of the drive because we took the truck this time... so I was looking through a bug splattered windshield!

At Mesa Verde NP you can view discovered Ancients Pueblos built into the rock... "Cliff Dwellings".  We have seen these at several other places in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.




It was another fun get-away for us, and we were happy to be back in our own home.  We don't have much more space than the motel room... but it is our home!

At the time of my last post, we had just visited Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands National Park... but I hadn't yet posted on it.   The 2 parks are in the same area out of Moab, so it was one trip. 


As usual, the ride was awesome... 
 


...and the views incredible




 
 
Some fun roads... but not for the Harley...
 
Did I mention... Incredible Views?
 

 



 
 
I found some shade!
 
 
Another day we decided to check out some back roads in the truck.  
It would be more fun in  a RZR or Jeep, but we don't have one. 
So we settled for our 4x4... just had to be more careful... it tows our house!

 
We found a Creek!


 
Even tried making it a water park... but that didn't work too well!
 


That's all for now.  Today is our last day of work for the week, and we have 4 days off again.
What will we do??  It's too hot to do much of anything outside past 10am, but I don't want to spend 4 days locked inside our trailer with the windows all boarded up either.

Actually, we are looking for somewhere else to go.  Haven't found anything yet, but we wont be here much longer.  We need water!!

11 comments:

  1. We visited some of those places during our Grand Circle tour in the spring of 2010. Stay cool!

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  2. What a great are of the country your are in this summer.

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  3. Beautiful areas! I love Utah so much. I can't wait to return.

    What about Lake Powell? We had a wonderful time there. There sites are concrete and HUGE! They also have a lodge if you are going without the RV.

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  4. Incredible Views is an understatement. We have just decided to do Utah in September. We did some of it years ago but want to revisit them and see all that we didn't the first time. Hopefully we can meet up!

    The photos are gorgeous. My favorite....Sheryl on her butt...hehe

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  5. Looks like you are finding some great places. That would just be too hot for me. Hope you find somewhere for your next days off! Great photos too.

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  6. Like the shots with just your heads! You're in my favorite part of the country right now and it looks like you're having fun!

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  7. Isn't that a great area!!! We have done some rides through there and always enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great post! Wonderful pictures. Looks like you had fun. We really enjoyed Canyonlands and even stayed at Dead Horse State Park when we were there. Also liked the Arches. Your post brought back some great memories.

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