Richfield, Utah

July 13th






Can you see the smoke from the forest fires in the mountains?

After a fun filled day at Colorado State Park, it was time to head west again. We woke up at the crack of dawn and soaked up the scenery once again for a couple hours before really getting motivated. Showers, breakfast, checking the cell phone for service (no luck) and breaking camp were next. Then we headed west on I70 and made a pit stop in Grand Junction for fuel and supplies at the local Wall Mart Superstore. We also checked for those large peaches John remembers from years back, but they were in Palisade and we drove right past it. Whelp, maybe next time!



As the temperature rose we headed up and up and up some more. We thought we´d made it through the mountains when we went through Colorado, but that wasn´t the case at all. Idaho had some big ones too and they were very picturesque. We stopped many times for pics along the way. We even stopped for pics of the forest fires in the mountains west of I70.

Whelp, we made it through the mountains OK and then headed down the valley toward Richfield and the KOA in town. The cell phone started working again so we made several calls to friends and family just to check in and see what was happening.



After arriving at the campground and setting up camp, it was time to chill and relax in the trailer with the A/C on. It was 104 degrees in the shade! John updated the web site after downloading the 105 pics we took this day while Sissy figured out what was for dinner.



After dinner it was relaxation time again watching cable TV and talking about our upcoming trip to Las Vegas. Sissy also insisted we take a side trip to Hoover Dam because she missed that one on the first trip. Early to bed, early to rise so that´s exactly what we did!





John & Sissy EXCLUSIVE RATINGS: (1 bad - good 10)

  • Campground - 8
  • People - 8
  • Roads - 10
  • Scenery - 10
  • Traffic - 10
  • Things to Do - 6
  • Weather - 8

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