Nach den göttlichen Ribs ist der Hunger gestillt
Nach den göttlichen Ribs ist der Hunger gestillt
The elevation is around 9500 above Bear Lake. Panorama coming later.
The quality of the camera's videos is very good.
We did our 'reset' at the Sharp (the company Sam drives for) terminal here in Logan, Utah. Each week we have to take 34 hours off to reset the drive clock.
It has been super sunny but hasn't gotten over 50°f. Bruce and I took advantage of the sun yesterday and took a stroll down the dirt road adhacent to the truck lot. It seemed to go on much farther than we went,, but after about a mile and a half it was no longer a road, but a muddy, grassy track.
When we decided to turn around it was because we happened on about 15 blue herons. I had never seen a flock of herons before, which according to google is called a siege. I am guessing it is mating season, being spring and that I have only ever seen solitary birds before.
These guys were almost as tall as my shoulders and I didn't dare get close enough for a good picture. I was worried they might come at the dog or myself. As it was a few of them that saw me turned toward me, began bo bing their heads amd making repetitive, guttural honking sounds.
We spent the rest of the day lounging, cleaning out the truck and doing laundry. Today wr head back to Portland. Sam has requested we be sent east or south, but we'll see how that goes. He is the newest driver in the company and we're making decent money.
Plus, I get to see the marmots in Idaho everytime we roll down 84. I can't catch a decent photo, though.Read more
Another reset here in Logan, UT after a run down through Las Vegas and the Mojave to LA and back.
We sprung a coolant leak and had to limp the truck the last 500 miles, but made it before the drip became a torrent.
My favorite part of resets are cleaning the truck. Living in a confines space with a German shepherd, particularly Bruce, certainly has it's charms, of which dog hair is not one.Read more
Yellowstone var det nordligste punkt på vores rejse, så efter morgenmad i den meget hyggelige by Jackson, gik turen sydpå. Vi kørte gennem bjergene og havde på turen gennem Wyoming, Idaho og Utah en helt utroligt smuk udsigt. Der er langt mellem husene og i dalene mellem bjergkæderne er der landbrug så langt øjet rækker. Alt er større: Bjergene, markerne, vandingsanlæggene, bilerne (her har en rigtig bil lad og firhjulstræk) og afstanden til naboen. Vi siger "WOW" til hinanden mange gange om dagen. Måske er det de meget imponerende omgivelser der gør at de mange kilometer på vejen ikke føles så slemt. I hvert fald rundede vi i dag 3000 miles (ca. 4800 km).
Dagens mål var Salt Lake City, men vi lavede et stop ved Crystal Hot Springs, som er et område med en række termiske bade, som er opvarmet med meget mineralholdigt vand fra undergrunden. Det var bare lækkert at flyde rundt i det varme vand og kigge op på bjergene.Read more
What a beautiful town! Logan is home to the university of Utah, and has plenty to do by way of climbing, swimming in streams, hiking, and biking.
If you haven't been to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, put it on your list of sites to see. And bring your boat 😉.
After Flaming Gorge HD, we followed WY530 down the west side of the Green River where we hit the Utah border sign you saw in yesterday's post. Then we turned onto UT44 back east, twisting through the Sheep Creek area and finally stopping at the Red Canyon Overlook in Ashley National Forest. Magnificent! We had a very nice lunch at the Red Canyon Lodge--it's for sale if you're interested--then continued to US191. We made it to the dealership in Vernal, still with Trump 2020 signs out front 😝, then decided to press on to Provo.
We stayed in Lehi and today have been hitting HDs on our way to Idaho. We're stopped now at where the Logan HD used to be 🤣.
So long [for now], and thanks for all the fish! ✌️
Day 170 mileage: 415.5 (total 47010.6)Read more
Well, when I left off we were about to discover Manhattan, Kansas. Our hotel here was the Bluemont and it was right across the street from Kansas State University. I gravitate to staying in towns with universities. I like exploring campuses, checking out Libraries, and usually there is a lot of lawn for walking the dogs. Unfortunately the KSU campus was inundated with fat red squirrels which made walking the dogs difficult.
I made two discoveries in Manhattan that I want to share - KSU has a great Library and we in Massachusetts have a connection to this town.
When I went into the Main Campus Library (sans dogs) I introduced myself at the front desk and was immediately pressed to have a tour of the Library's best features by "Steve." Really nice guy. He told me that three years ago there was a major fire in the Library building and that what I saw now was after a $400 million dollar restoration. That means that the Library is a hub of fantastic up-to-the minute technology of which he was proud. He took me up to the top floor of the Library to show me what he called the "Hogwarts Room." This room was not destroyed by the fire even though it started in the roof, but suffered huge water damage. None of the Library's 300,000 million books were burned but they all had to be sent out to be cleaned and rid of the fire smell. What a mess that must have been.
The Hogwarts Room is also known for four huge murals that were painted as part of the Public Works Art Project. Astonishing the reach of that Project. The murals, which you will see in this post, represent the four major areas of academic pursuit at the University - Agriculture, Industry, Arts and Home.
The connection that Massachusetts has with Manhattan is that Manhattan was "founded" by "Free Staters" from Massachusetts brought in under the auspices of the New England Immigrant Aid Company. Reach back to third grade history and you will recall that a Free Stater went into a territory that was about to become a state and fought or lobbied to have that state come in as a non-slave state. Kansas did come in as a non-slave holding state.
We liked being in Manhattan but time pressed so we loaded up and headed off to Denver. We hit our first bit of weather about 2 hours outside Denver. The I-70 was pelted with snow squalls and slowed traffic so we decided to take an alternate route into Denver which was not so great. In fact, it was kind of bad - limited visibility, snowy road, reduced speed, middle of nowhere, etc etc. Harry was driving and he did an amazing job of getting us to our port for the night just outside of Denver in Aurora at an Avid Hotel. Thanks Harry!
Now we are heading to a dog park in an interesting part of town in Denver. It's not even 9:00 a.m. but I've been up since 5:00. The thing about time change is that the dogs don't get it. My well trained pup wants to go out at 7:00 Eastern time, even as we sit here in the Mountain time zone. Can't wait till we get the Pacific time zone! We are off to Green River, Utah after the dog park. Wish us luck getting through the Rockies!Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Cache County, مقاطعة كاش, Кеш, কাচে কাউন্টি, Condado de Cache, Cache konderria, شهرستان کش، یوتا, Comté de Cache, Cache megye, Քեշ շրջան, Contea di Cache, キャッシュ郡, Cache Comitatus, Cache Kūn, Hrabstwo Cache, کیشے کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Cache, Кэш, Округ Каш, کیش کاؤنٹی، یوٹاہ, Quận Cache, Condado han Cache, 卡什縣