Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hanksville or the Moon?

Natural Bridges to Capitol Reef, Utah

Today, April 16, we traveled north west along beautiful Utah Scenic Route 95, Trail of the Ancients, from Natural Bridges National Monument to Capitol Reef National Park. This scenic route is a "Look over there! Did you see that?" kind of highway. Stunning, comes to mind. As well as beautiful, wonderful, awesome, majestic, impressive! You get the idea.

"Stop, pull over", I blurt out. Ed reacted so suddenly the apples in our fruit bowl, way back on the galley counter, ended up in the front seat trash container. A Glen Canyon view was the cause of our apples turning into pool balls.

All along the way, sights of splendor popped up with my camera snapping non-stop. Finally I had to simply turn it off and hide it.

Near Hanksville, I couldn't stand it, and pulled out the camera again. Phil's words were ringing in my ears, "Hanksville is the closest place to the moon you will ever encounter." Indeed. It was eerily captivating.

We encounter snow, off and on as we drive. At Capitol Reef there was a thin dusting of snow. Luck was with us. We snagged one of the last campsites. Once again I'm grateful for Thistle. Tent camping looks challenging in this wet cold weather.


"We all shine the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on..."

- John Lennon

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo of snow on Capitol Reef!