Sunday, October 7, 2012

Closer to Lake Powell - 10/5/2012

The morning sky shows its colors this morning as we see the thermometer register 35 degrees, again.

We are on the road early as we drive through Idaho, and are excited to get near Rupert, Charlie and Melle Lee's home town.  I eMail her to wave as we pass by.

There is farmland galore, and reminds me of the mouth-watering home grown tomatoes she gave me in Anacortes.

The terraced hills are especially appealing to me, and I am impressed with how they utilize all the land they can.

If it is Utah, can Salt Lake City be far ahead?

We enjoy the colors and terrain in the countryside, before we reach the city.

And then it happens!  We tune the radio to local news, which is all about traffic, where the accidents are, where the bottlenecks are, and what alternative route to take.  

It is 4:12 P on a Friday afternoon in a metropolitan area.  Whatever were we thinking?

The newscaster says the slowdown should end around 7200 Street.  Well, that didn't happen.  So we just sit back, crawl along, and enjoy just being.

Our day's trip ends at Utah Lake State Park.  Reviews tell us it is more spacious than another park in the area, and fewer large trees to negotiate.

We learn the lake, formed 8,000 years ago, is 4489 feet above sea level, and surface acres are almost 97,000.  At its deepest, the lake is 13 feet, and Willie's Tug could float.

However, she stays on her trailer and we explore on foot.

Find Willie's Tug ....

Willie of Willie's Tug, 
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Friday, October 5, 2012

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