This post really begins with Day 3, despite what the post subject will tell you. Determining which photos will be posted together is a bit tough, since I want to show the amazing/ridiculous variety of terrain changes we beheld but would rather not flood any post with more than six or seven images.
Aaaah, decisions, decisions.
- DAY 3 (Wednesday, March 25) — cont’d.
So we left Grand Canyon National Park, with our night’s destination being Panguitch, Utah. It was a bit of a drive on Hwy 89, and we’d heard reports of an incoming blizzard — all the more reason to hurry.
The way there, though, was pretty. At least, it was pretty while there was light still out.
We didn’t arrive in Panguitch until around midnight, by which point a light snow flurry was falling.
- DAY 4 (Thursday, March 26)
We awoke to find a blanket of snow outside our hotel. Fortunately for us, the roads were in excellent condition and we were able to head out and hit the road at a reasonable pace. Our destination for Day 4: Arches National Park, located just within the eastern border of Utah.
So, another ambitious day of driving. And on this day, we discovered that Utah is one crazy state. The terrain changes were simply incredible. You’ll see this for yourself, over this and the next few posts.
This was our first turn back toward the East in the trip.
Soon, we encountered the Rocky Mountains.
Oh, and all of the above photos were taken out of the car window. While driving 70 miles per hour.
We breaked for lunch in Richfield, Utah, where we ate at the Little Wonder Cafe in downtown. Then we continued east on I-70 and encountered more bizarre terrain changes. But that’s for another blog post.
- COMING NEXT: Utah continues to bewilder us