Alla inlägg den 21 juli 2020

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 21 juli 2020 14:43

We are in Moab which is a city in eastern Utah. It’s a gateway to massive red rock formations in Arches National Park.  Canyonlands National Park features mesas and buttes carved by the Green and Colorado rivers, plus Native American rock art. Dinosaur tracks can be found at sites like Bull Canyon Overlook and Copper Ridge. In the city, collections at the Museum of Moab include dinosaur bones and archaeological artifacts


The park consists of 76,679 acres (119.811 sq mi; 31,031 ha; 310.31 km2) of high desert located on the Colorado plateau The highest elevation in the park is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and the lowest elevation is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center. The park receives an average of fewer than 10 inches (250 mm) of rain annually.

 The area was originally named a national monument on April 12, 1929, and was redesignated as a national park on November 12, 1971. The park received more than 1.6 million visitors in 2018


Mom said this looks like the three vise men.................hmmm here we go again



it was 104F (42C) so we waited to drive here as late as possible but making sure we got out of the park before dark.

It would have been terrifying to drive here in the dark.

I only went out once it was more comfortable in the car with ACon.


Again we can not imagine how the pioneers walked across this barren land? 


A brave little tree is trying to survive



Mom didn't feel like walking on any of the trails either so most pictures are from the car........but some brave people hiked to the arch


Balancing rock


Is this a doghouse or ?


Utah will celebrate Pioneer Day on Friday with parades and fireworks...............if it wasn't for the virus it would have been fun to participate says Mom...............truly I'm glad we don't stay,too much noise for me

We will continue East today ....................I think???

Mom say we need to get upNorth to avoid this scorching heat.....................we'll see what she come up with

wet kisses to ya'll 

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 21 juli 2020 05:18

Final day in Yellowstone we went to see the famous Old Faithful.......we got there at 8.30 and she wasn't ready to erupt until 9.45 so we walked around a bit before I had to sit in the car since, again no dogs allowed on the walkways. 

Oh Well, it wasn't too hot so I got a good nap while Mom stood outside to film


Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent and somewhat predictable eruptions, which number more than a million since Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. 


The mathematical average between eruptions of Old Faithful is currently 74 minutes, but it doesn't like to act average! Intervals can range from 60-110 minutes.

I could see most of it from the car it was cool


She erupts on an average 20 times a day


Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too........I don't think Mom has a clue what state we are in at the time,,,,


we are currently in Utah

After Yellowstone, we continued south towards the Grand Teton National Park which is an almost pristine ecosystem and the same species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric times can still be found there. More than 1,000 species of plants, dozens of species of mammals, 300 species of birds, more than a dozen fish species, and a few species of reptiles and amphibians inhabit the park. Due to various changes in the ecosystem, some of them human-induced, efforts have been made to provide enhanced protection to some species of native fish.


Mom claims she sees a St, Bernard on this mountain? She always "sees" imaginary things but this one I see too



I wasn' totally sure what to do about this little girl that didn't seem interested in me at all? She was showing her teeth? is that a threat? That was a first for me so I sat down and waited for her move.........nothing?? and then her Mom took her away


The human history of the Grand Teton region dates back at least 11,000  years, when the first nomadic hunters and  Paleo Indian began migrating into the region during warmer months pursuing food and supplies. In the early 19th century, the first white explorers encountered the eastern Shoshone natives. Between 1810 and 1840, the region attracted fur trading companies that vied for control of the lucrative beaver pelt trade. U.S Government expeditions to the region commenced in the mid-19th century as an offshoot of exploration in Yellowstone, with the first permanent white settlers in Jackson Hole arriving in the 1880 

Jackson was packed with people so we continued on, but from what we saw driving through it's a place to visit at another time.



there was lots of these big Bisons on the road again.


This town with the name Afton which means afternoon in Moms puppylanguage? town is empty? but found a way to biggest on earth for something........ almost no people, but Mom spotted a bakery with an open sign and ran in hoping to buy some rolls, but nope ...........only sweets


Next was a furniturestore with bears all over............Not sure what the connection is, but it was cute.........


At this lookout there was a "coplike"guy sitting watching traffic and he had a huge watertank on tow ...............Nosy Mom ofcourse has to ask why

It turned out that ALL  boats should be checked for  invasive speices upon entry to the park. Recreationists transporting any watercraft, including non-motorized vessels such as canoes and kayaks, are required by law to stop every time they pass an open inspection station. Watercraft that are dirty or have standing water will require a more in-depth inspection and potentially decontamination. 

How about that? they are serious about keeping the enviroment un harmed ............So cool of this guy so I decided to give him a real big schmoosh



Unfortunately we see a lot of this in different stages of decomposing on the roads..........we need to slow down........Mom read a sign that sad "70 is plenty, the pioneers walked" 




Mom have done some killing too



we followed Greys River and this caboose caught Moms eye and it looked like a cool place to stay for the night.  

We pulled in and met the owner who wanted $10 for one night...........and we got a spot in the shade because it was 93F (33C).........The owner was from Jacksonville? I did not like him at all,but I didn't growl, still something fishy about him.


We spent the the night and it was freezing for Mom, not me I was ok,,,,,,,,,,,,,48 F(10C)........?? How can it go from 90 to 40 in 8 hours?


It's my birthday so I get brushed to look cute and I got an extra treat. Mom again met a lady with same interests. Her name was Renee ......it was a lot of bla bla ........when I get a chanse I;m going to lick that Love2Quilt sticker from the car.

Now wer're heading to Spanish Fork because there was something Mom wanted to see there........But there was a rodeo thing in town so we kept going and all of a sudden we spotted this building?


The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple was built to meet the needs of the Hindu community in Utah County. The temple hosts seasonal festivals, weddings, receptions, and other weekly services for prayer and meditation.

We walked around the park and admired the ornate building..........almost empty place



another little town we went through had this memorial for coalminers that died 




This another one of out reststops I like green grass a lot, but it's not much of it around here, most everything is covered with dust,,,,,,,,,,



anyone have a clue what this is used for?


we spent the night at a rest stop somewhere in Utah and this night Mom slept very good after she had stopped at a Walmart to buy another comforter.

Early morning coffee, and off we go to .............



Today the temperature was 104F (42C) so we're staying at a motel with AC now



We are in Moab, and we have been to yet another National park, guess ............. 


But I'll tell you about that in the morning


slobber all over ya face






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